Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola went searching for them and found five Protestant preachers who have lost their faith. Jerry Coyne comments:

Why do these preachers stay in the faith and on the job? Three reasons, mostly. One is financial: what else could they do with their training if they left the ministry? Often they have neither equity (living in church-owned houses) nor pensions. Another, and perhaps more important, reason is that an admission of unbelief would shock and disappoint their friends and family.

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