The Ex-Minister Idea
began as a minister's rebellion against being placed outside of the
ministering circle for cognition of a myth. Whereas the Biblical Adam accepted
banishment from a mythological paradise for partaking of knowledge; the
ex-minister concept doesn't renege upon ministering because they find
themselves outside of the church...they just find a new way to utilize their
talents with a different audience. The Ex-Minister idea is all about
is nothing glamorous about the ministry, a minister is a servant that
nurtures, inspires, instructs and challenges segments of society and is
frequently one that confronts wayward souls. It's a tough & tender
The ministry is frequently a thankless, consuming profession that one usually doesn’t choose for themselves. Most ministers will confess that they were "called" or felt compelled to do this for life. A true minister is one that makes people uncomfortable. Uncomfortable for those contemplating or living a life of compromised virtue.
ministry builds people as well, which in turn builds society. Life is about
choices, what happens with those choices make the world what it is. Ministers
whether they are religious or political have influence upon the decisions that
are to be made. Better ministers will bring a better world.
idea has everything to do with how one looks at the clergy, ministry, religion
and it's role in society. The Ex-Minister idea is
focused upon goodness, pragmatism and what is best for the common good.
Ex-Minister reflects upon our peers from our Bible College, university and
seminary days that are ministering today as clergymen with an understanding of
what they are trying to accomplish. Whereas blathering malice hearted religion
haters seek to denigrate and undermine their work - the Ex-Minister approach
adopts a diplomatic/statesman mindset in the midst of the dogma of religious
& non-religious "truth" crusaders.
Ex-Minister idea fosters a nurturing model for those transitioning from or
leaving the ministry. One would think that anyone that has legitimately
shepherded souls before wouldn’t turn in rage or a jaded fashion to destroy
the faith that had once consoled them personally and their congregations. The
Ex-Minister idea was the first to realize and promote how important it is to
meet their needs and just how wrong it is to not have a support system in
place for ministers leaving the faith.
eight years of non-support of the Ex-Minister idea, hard-core atheism has
moved in by opening its checkbook with perversion funding. Those wanting to
eradicate faith from our culture are now welcoming ministers leaving the faith
with open arms. Guess which way they are headed?
Ex-Minister idea is decidedly secular without any religious base or
affiliation. We recognize that much of the world’s goodness is channeled
through people with a religious base. Yet misguided feigned secularists (they
are really atheists operating under a disguised title) working for the
communist-capitalist pigs who fund them want nothing more than to eradicate
that goodness by destroying the religious base. They want chaos.
is every bit as bad as I have described
them to be. I have defied the movement, which cannot counter my arguments;
they can only ignore them and hope that the Ex-Minister idea I have presented
doesn’t get funded. Whereas they have received millions of destructive
dollars to wage warfare on religion, Ex-Minister has only received a total of
$350 in eight years.
approaching 50, working a lot of hours elsewhere trying to raise a family and
get the Ex-Minister idea out for public consumption. The Ex-Minister idea has
been my passion; atheism has stolen my idea and has perverted it into an
atheist-recruiting tool (The Clergy Project) to undermine the American
pulpit. Why? Because that is
what atheism does and they are enabled to do so because they get funded to
Forgive me if this sounds arrogant, but I'm confident that if the Ex-Minister idea was enabled that it could neutralize atheism’s claws into society. Ex-Minister’s funding will need to come from someone that despises atheism and/or likes religion. It is hard to understand how obtuse those that understand what is transpiring around us can be to sit back and watch what is happening happen and not take action! In a terrible economy, the money is there…the question is, "Does anyone care?"
reaching a point in life where I need to come to some conclusions. Either the
Ex-Minister idea is worthy of support or unworthy of my time and effort. It
used to be that I was content to enjoy the traffic and the satisfaction of
knowing that so many commoners (like myself) and VIP's from around the world
regularly visit this niche website.
playing for keeps. The cultural-sociological aspects/struggle is what
motivates me these days. The "small ball" atheist simpleton that devours
this site to find a minute point against religion
bores me to tears! I'm ready to rumble, engage and confront the different
audience that I've encountered from the first paragraph. I think it is
pathetic that our society focuses upon self-gratification rather than what is
important in life. While I may not be religious, I care deeply about those
engaged in the ministering spirit!
ministry is a caring profession. What is tough about it is when one reaches
the point of being over whelmed and decides to just accept the world the way
that it is. Any minister crossing that line knows internally that they are
finished. The Ex-Minister idea in a nutshell would be to prevent this meltdown
from ever happening through support, encouragement and working together for
the common good!
Brian Worley Ex-Minister.org September 5, 2011 All rights reserved