What Have We Learned from Pastors Who Secretly Don’t Believe in God? March 6, 2014

What Have We Learned from Pastors Who Secretly Don’t Believe in God?

Four years ago, philosopher Daniel Dennett and researcher Linda LaScola released a groundbreaking study of pastors who no longer believed in God yet were still in the pulpit. It was a project that led to the formation of The Clergy Project, a private discussion forum for closeted atheist pastors.

Dennett and LaScola released a book last November explaining what they discovered and learned from their study called Caught in The Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind:

Now, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has uploaded a video interview (in two parts) with LaScola in which she goes more in depth about her research:

I haven’t had a chance to watch the whole thing, but if any moments stand out to you, please leave a timestamp and summary in the comments!


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