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← Unbelieving preachers get help to 'come out' as open atheists

SaganTheCat's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by SaganTheCat

In a world where even specialist need to have some transferable skills, in case the area of specialization suddenly becomes obsolete, the theologian seems to be one of the least prepared for life outside his or her expertize (I use this word very loosely).

They do have some transferable skills. public speaking for one and an ability to councel in the cases of the better ones. these are exactly the skills religious groups are most scared of loosing as what was used for "good" (obedience) can suddenly work even more efficiently for "evil" (freedom).

Many people are consolded by religion thanks to the skills of their preacher. maybe there's no guaranteed career out there for them but that doesn't mean society has no use for them.

As Bill Hicks's mother once said to him "you should have been a preacher" to which he replied "I am"

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:55 UTC | #947385