The Washington Post has a fascinating question and discussion going on, and I want to import their questions to this site and carry on the discussion here, and if you have the time, read the report by Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola. Here are the questions:
What should pastors do if they no longer hold the defining beliefs of their denomination? Do clergy have a moral obligation not to challenge the sincere faith of their parishioners? If this requires them to dissemble from the pulpit, doesn’t this create systematic hypocrisy at the center of religion? What would you want your pastor to do with his or her personal doubts or loss of faith?