Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Preachers Who Are Not Believers

     Are there clergy who don’t believe in God? Certainly there are former clergy who fall in this category. Before making their life-wrenching decisions, they were secret nonbelievers. Who knows how many like-minded pastors discover that they simply cannot take this mortal leap from the pulpit and then go on to live out their ministries in secret disbelief? What is it like to be a pastor who doesn’t believe in God?
     These are opening questions of Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola, who conducted an investigation of preachers who continue to minister and preach even though they no longer believe in their god.  These preachers' stories are fascinating.  CLICK HERE for the entire report.