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.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, “From Minister to Atheist: A Story of Losing Faith,” National Public Radio, Monday, April 30, 2012.

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).

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Publication date: August 30, 2012