Saturday, February 13, 2010

Priest doesn't believe in God

DON’T call me Father, says Peter Kennedy.

Peter Kennedy, in Rockhampton to preach and promote his book, says he doesn’t pray any more and doubts that Jesus ever existed.

DON’T call me Father, says Peter Kennedy.

And it soon becomes clear why the man, who was a serving priest for 45 years before the Catholic Church evicted him from his parish in Brisbane, no longer wants the title.

He doesn’t believe in the priesthood anymore, nor the virgin birth, nor the infallibility of the Pope. In fact, he doubts that Jesus ever existed and although he is the spiritual leader of a 500-strong Christian community, he says he no longer prays because there’s “no one to pray to.”

“We have made God in our own image. I can’t believe in a God that grants some people miracles but punishes others, but I do think there is something more, but what it is, I have no idea.”

The controversial and charismatic ex-priest, who made headlines last year when he refused to leave St Mary’s as instructed by his Bishop, will preach tomorrow at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Simpson Street, North Rockhampton...



Adoro said...

Yes, call him Father, for the Sacred Office and indelible mark transcends his lack of faith...but call him Father Judas, and pray he doesn't fall to the same end.

As long as he lives, there is hope for him and all those souls he misleads.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world....

allandan500 said...

This man lost his faith years ago. It appears he stayed in the Church because he got a free bed, hot meals and was paid a wage (seemingly, to help others lose their faith)--and access to the all-important pulpit to spew his nonsense.