Growing Group of Doubting Clergy Speak Out in New Blog

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Linda LaScola discusses the new blog she’s editing, Rational Doubt, The Clergy Project Blog.

She also discusses her collaboration with philosopher Daniel Dennett on a study of non-believing clergy and a 2013 book about that work, Caught in the Pulpit, Leaving Belief Behind. LaScola is a qualitative researcher, and has traveled around the country interviewing people on numerous subjects, including health, mental health, public policy and religion. She been doing this for more than 25 years. LaScola earned a Master of Social Work from The Catholic University. The blog and the book provide unique insight into thoughts and arguments directly from the minds of those who preside in the pulpit – or used to. Both are valuable and informative reading.
Listen to the podcast here.

 

Written By: Alan Litchfield
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5 COMMENTS

  1. America’s most celebrated evangelical Christian, Billy Graham, was ordained to preach in 1937. According to Forbes, Graham has a net worth of $25million. If at sometime during his ministry, Graham had come to the conclusion that Christianity is absurd, do you think he would have come out of the closet and announced his unbelief to the world?

    • In reply to #1 by Bob Springsteen:

      America’s most celebrated evangelical Christian, Billy Graham, was ordained to preach in 1937. According to Forbes, Graham has a net worth of $25million. If at sometime during his ministry, Graham had come to the conclusion that Christianity is absurd, do you think he would have come out of the clos…

      $25 million? Is that all? I’m amazed. Either he’s not the great businessman I assumed him to be, or there’s not nearly as much money in the spread of human misery as I’d feared. In a minor way you have cheered up my weekend. Thanks Bob!

      • In reply to #3 by headswapboy:

        In reply to #1 by Bob Springsteen:

        America’s most celebrated evangelical Christian, Billy Graham, was ordained to preach in 1937. According to Forbes, Graham has a net worth of $25million. If at sometime during his ministry, Graham had come to the conclusion that Christianity is absurd, do you thin…

        I’m sure there is plenty more money tied up in the “church” which isn’t considered part of his personal fortune but over which he has complete control

  2. In the here and now, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood church is worth over 40 million and his book sales topple 55 million. This guy is the top dog in a fairly recent new brand of mega brainwashing shepherds and just goes to show that the sheep ain’t getting any smarter.
    Peace be with you fellow infidels.

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