The Civil Writer Magazine

There are religious professional clergy who no longer believes in their God and have left the ministry or remained in the ministry, secretly hiding away their non-belief? Many have lost a verifiable, provable, objective observation of their God. Therefore they have walked away from religion and their Gods.

There is the Clergy Project an online support group that exists for former religious professionals who have found a better fit for their spiritual selves of nonbelief. Formed in 2011, the group aims to help ex-clergy deal with the inevitable ethical and philosophical

questions that arise when leaving a faith, as well as help them adapt to life away from the spiritual world. The elephant in the room are participants that come from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds, including Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Scientology, and more than thirty different segments of Christianity. Many professional clergy have lost sight of God by troubling theology.

So what does this mean, exactly? To understand it, we first have to look at what it means to believe in a god. Many of the world’s major religions—like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism—believe that there is a higher power that controls the universe and orchestrates the events in a person’s life. These religions believe this higher power is incredibly powerful and transcendent, meaning that it’s totally beyond man’s comprehension. Can gods like Allah and Jehovah carry so much anger to destroy millions of their own people as if to have human characteristics like Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Adi Imin and others. Can Jesus a trinitarian God be a part of this God's vengeance for thousands of years and turn into a God of love for 33 years. What is there to believe anymore, what is sound doctrine to receive or preach. Is faith simple and easy to comprehend or is faith really a pattern of puzzles where common sense and empiricism not needed.