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    Bill Israel

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    bill israel

    As a former United Methodist minister and lifelong spiritual seeker. I am 73 years young, happily married for 30 years and am still “in recovery” from my long-ago days of theism and church dogma. That period of my life included divorce, family break-up and a long series of broken relationships and dead-end jobs.  It has been an inspiring thrill to join this merry band (TCP) and other refugees from religion.  I was ordained (Elder) in 1967 and served three separate parish churches over a period of 12 years.   

    John Compere

    aston auto baby bag baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes clothing coffee computer cosplay creative cup desk diplomacy dress drug dye engagement fabric fan fat film fitness flowers food forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hats hbo health healthy heat helmet home hospital hot ice information knife line mouse music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal pen performance perfume pet publicity red rock science Security sexy shopping show sites slippers snacks socks spell sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy train translation university urine weapon wedding weight wine wow aston auto baby bag baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes clothing coffee computer cosplay creative cup desk diplomacy dress drug dye engagement fabric fan fat film fitness flowers food forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hats hbo health healthy heat helmet home hospital hot ice information knife language line music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal pen performance perfume pet publicity red rock science Security sexy shopping show sites slippers snacks socks spe sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache fruit Funny glasses great harvester hats hbo health healthy heat helmet home hospital hot ice information knife language line mouse music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal pen performance perfume pet publicity red rock science Security sexy shopping show sites slippers snacks socks spell sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy train translation university urine weapon wedding weight wine wow aston auto baby bag baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes clothing coffee engagement computer cosplay creative cup desk diplomacy dress drug dye fabric fan fat fan film cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache line mouse music novel office oil pan pandora party paypal cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache shopping show site slippers snacks socks spell sport sports square stone study superman temperature time toothpaste toy train translation university cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache baseball basketball beauty book care cartoon chair chinese cigarette clothes cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet home information Keyword knife language line oil ornament pan pen performance perfume pet publicity Security sites slippers snacks spell socks square stone temperature toothpaste toy translation wine urine weapons aston baseball basketball beauties chair cigarette clothing coffee computer creative cup dress drug dye fabric fan food flowers forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet home information Keyword knife language line oil ornament pan pen performance perfume pet publicity Security sites slippers snacks socks spell square stone temperature toothpaste toy translation urine aston baseball basketball beauties chair cigarette clothing coffee computer creative cup deck dress drug dye fabric fan fitness flowers food forest forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet aston baseball basketball beauties chair cigarette clothing coffee computer creative cup deck dress drug dye fabric fan fitness flowers food forest fruit Funny glasses great harvester hat health heat helmet spell square stone temperature toothpaste toy translation urine weapons wine

    john_c

    John serves as TCP's Vice-President, as Chair of the Screening Committee, 
    and as a member of the Finance Committee.

    I was a fifth-generation Baptist minister, ordained at age 18, while in college. I served until age 32 when I left the ministry and the church to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I had already completed a three-year seminary degree following college, which only increased my doubts about the authenticity of the theology I had learned from childhood. Leaving the ministry was not an easy decision to make since all my friends and family were in the church. But it was a decision I ultimately HAD to make if I didn’t want to risk being publicly phony and privately cynical. I became an agnostic, then an atheist, NOT because I hadn’t read the Bible, but because I had! An atheist, by the way, is simply someone who does not believe in a supernatural being. I am convinced that the evidence supports that view. All religion suffers from being bound by unchanging myth.