Thursday, June 05, 2003
What do you have to say to get fired?: I'm all for free speech, but there are some jobs where you can't say what you believe and expect to keep your job.
A Danish Lutheran priest has been suspended from his duties after confessing that he does not believe in God.
Thorkild Grosboel, pastor of Taarbaek, a town near the capital Copenhagen, said in a recent interview that "there is no heavenly God, there is no eternal life, there is no resurrection".
Local bishop Lise-Lotte Rebel suspended the priest for a week after a meeting with him on Tuesday at which she demanded that he retract his comments.
So, he doesn't believe in the basic tenets of the church and his supervisor only "suspends" him? Only in Europe.
Oh, and it also makes you wonder about college professors.
However, Mogens Lindhardt, the leader of Denmark's Theological College of Education, described Mr Grosboel's claims as "refreshing".