Since joining ADISC, I have been sharing that I was an ordained minister, which I was. I was ordained on November 22nd 2009 in a new age type church called "Pathways of Light" after an 18 month study period. But after a lot of soul searching I came to the realization that I could not accept their methods and their practices, so I decided to resign and did so on June 16 2010.
I do not wish to misrepresent myself on this website, but I don't know how to undo my former identification as "ordained minister" and I can only hope that this thread will begin to repair the problem. I want to continue to participate here on ADISC with a clear conscience. If anyone has suggestions as to how I can further clarify the change for the community, or if you have any comments, please leave them for me here.
I am not an atheist and I still work as a counselor. But I no longer have the privileges that an ordained minister has like the legal authority to conduct marriage ceremonies. Sometimes things have to change. My decision to resign was a personal one although I will leave a general warning about "Pathways of Light," and organizations like it...stay away!! They will fuck your mind and take your money. Yeah you can be legally ordained - but it comes at a high price! I got mixed up because I was looking for certainty in an uncertain world. It is better to accept uncertainty.
Disregard the following quotation from ACIM as I have renounced this Text. No one can teach only love, this is an impossible ideal. And you are not defined in a word... Niether "Love" nor any other utterance can describe what you really are. So this quotation is patently false. I apologize for choosing it.