The Washington Post – Disbelief in the Pulpit
March 11, 2010
What should pastors do if they no longer hold the defining beliefs of their denomination? Do clergy have a moral obligation not to challenge the sincere faith of their parishioners? If this requires them to dissemble from the pulpit, doesn’t this create systematic hypocrisy at the center of religion? What would you want your pastor to do with his or her personal doubts or loss of faith?
Read the ‘On Faith’ Panel in The Washington Post for comments by Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Paula Kirby, Herb Silverman and others
Read Preachers who are not Believers , a study by Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.