While browsing the web I ran across this article published in 2005 that contains some interesting food for thought about the subject of pastors and belief. The source is an Xian one so can’t blame the atheists for making shit up! The research is from the UK, and it would be interesting to find a study done of pastors in the U.S.A.
–Out of the 9,000 pastors surveyed, one in 33 doubt the existence of God, meaning that within the 9,000 strong clergy, there could be as many as 300 Church of England clergy who are not entirely convinced of the existence of God.
As the author of this commentary pointed out, some say that the U.S. is about 20 years behind the UK in the secularization of our society. Maybe we will begin to see a trend here of skeptical pastors coming out of the closet, too…in time. We can only hope!