Back in August I wrote a piece in support of United Church of Canada Minister, the Rev. Greta Vosper and her hope to keep her job despite identifying as an atheist.”
This morning she was featured on CBC’s wonderful program The Current. You can listen to an update on her story here.
I don’t agree 100% with her view on things, I’m still admittedly working through my own beliefs, but I support her fully, and believe that as long as her parishioners support her and are willing to take the journey/have this dialogue with her, then I believe she should be able to keep her job.
In the quest for mature spirituality, I believe it is important to have this sort of dialogue, to ask these sort of questions… to question our beliefs.
As a minister, I personally do not feel my role is to tell people what to believe. I believe that I my job is to provide tools for everyone’s own self discovery about themselves, and about the “God of their own understanding.” And by sharing my own spiritual journey my hope is that it gives people permission to venture on their own.
I admire Rev. Vosper’s strength and courage, and that of those who are taking the journey with her, her congregants. And I hope that she feels the love and support of those of us who have it for her.