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I am age 78, once a Catholic priest for five years (in the 1960's), then a math teacher for 44 years up to the present day. I became an atheist a few years ago. My hobbies are music and chess.
I’m waiting for Emmet to come along and tell us that Edward Tarte doesn’t actually know the True Catholic (TM) view of the matter.
Do Edward in any of his videos has said why he stopped being a priest? For what I gather he was still religious for many years after that, so I’m curious.
On the topic at hand, well, I have never been to a seminar so my standard idea of the Catholic hell is something along the lines of Dante’s Inferno. Just the first circle resembled to the hell that the lady believes in, the worst part? It seemed like a pretty cool place: Green fields with a huge castle, and inside, poets, philosophers, emperors, writers and all the awesome guys from antiquity, in comparison Dante’s heaven is incredibly dull.
Steve, at YouTube you can search tarte transition. Reading, listening, and discussing gradually burst my Catholic and priestly bubble and got me thinking critically. I was not “religious for many years after that”. After leaving the priesthood and the Catholic Church in 1968, I became a math teacher and led a secular life, giving little or no thought to religion until just a few years ago.
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