Christianity has little to fear from the Clergy Project. Its website reveals it to be a toothless tiger that will attract media attention, and that is about all. The greater danger to the church is a reduction in doctrine that leaves atheism hard to distinguish from belief. And the real forces to fear are those who would counsel such a reduction.

Robert F. Worth, “From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader,” The New York Times Magazine, Sunday, August 26, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/magazine/from-bible-belt-pastor-to-atheist-leader.html?pagewanted=all

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, “From Minister to Atheist: A Story of Losing Faith,” National Public Radio, Monday, April 30, 2012. http://www.npr.org/2012/04/30/151681248/from-minister-to-atheist-a-story-of-losing-faith

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., “Preachers Who Don’t Believe – The Scandal of Apostate Pastors,” Thursday, March 18, 2010 (Includes an analysis of the Dennett/LaScola study). http://www.albertmohler.com/2010/03/18/clergy-who-dont-believe-the-scandal-of-apostate-pastors/

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Publication date: August 30, 2012