Archbishop of Canterbury admits: This makes me doubt the existence of God

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    Archbishop of Canterbury admits: This makes me doubt the existence of God

    This is clearly a sign of the "great falling away or the apostasy of the church" as prophesied in the Bible. There is no way a man of "faith" can say this if he is a TRUE believer. He is nothing but a charlatan!
     
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    I think that many of us come to crisis points in our lives when we doubt the existence of God, or our continued faith in Him. But for an Anglican archbishop to publicly state his doubt about God's existence is enough to cause me to lose faith (no pun intended) in his leadership abilities. He does, however, state that Christians should engage with the world about our faith.
     
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    True, but his statement tells me he has NO FAITH. So why should anybody listen to him?
     
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    Because he's a human who falls short like the rest of us?
     
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    We are not talking about an everyday priest. We are talking about the Archbishop. His comments were way out of line in my opinion. The Bible speaks of many judgements, trials and tribulations so if he truly knows Christ and truly knows the Bible as he should as an Archbishop, then there is no way he could say these things. This IJMHO, but it is also what I strongly believe.
     
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    Furthermore, it is times like this when the leadership of the Church needs to be strong.

    This comment is totally out of whack. He should be reassuring Christians to maintain their faith, not encouraging them to question it.
    No it shouldn't.
     
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    Free, I agree that we should hold our leaders to a higher standard. If I were an Anglican, I would be church shopping right now. I don't agree, though, that every leader should be 100% flawless.
     
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    Again, this guy is the ARCHBISHOP and not the local Parish Priest. That is all I am getting at. That would be like the Pope coming out and openly questioning the existence of G-d. Again, JMHO.
     
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    You guys are tough--maybe he was simply trying to describe how terribly the disaster hit him personally.
     
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    I tend to agree with Free..however,
    maybe he's just a realist. I don't think that changes his faith.
    But I didn't hear the Archbishop speak..this is an news article.
     

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