These majority topics on the clergy can be found if you read or attend the atheist debates on you tube but i can't remember off hand which debate i encountered the majority one as there are so many atheist v religion and i spend hours in these debate rooms nearly every night either listening or taking part in them
Eye candy indeed. When my late husband and I decided to get married, we went to the local Unitarian Universalist place. (I don't know why I had this notion that we needed to get married in a church.) But the building was an historic beautiful Victorian. Anyway, when we interviewed her, she said that she didn't believe in God. Which is why we had her marry us. And had a secular good time.
Years ago when I was betwixt and between I made friends with a Baptist Minister of a large congregation in a nearby town. When I didn’t take he would still call me with questions from the Devil’s Advocate’s point of view. We have stayed friends all these years. He did quit the congregation and got into Gnosticism and spiritual but not religious things. I can’t say he is a non-believer but he has fallen far from the position he used to fill. I think a good percentage of ministers question more than their flocks but I doubt that a majority are agnostic or atheist.
I wouldn't believe a majority, but since I have as much faith in human nature as I do in gods, I'm sure there is a significant number who don't truly believe. Some churches offer counselling for clergy who have a "crisis of faith." Maybe they just tell them, "Well, youve figured it out, but since you've only been educated in myths, you better keep playing along."
No. I have long suspected my clearly-homosexual Catholic priest from my early days in the church was a non-believer. It just seemed obvious to me he didn't believe any of that bullshit, but had the duty to keep the numbers up for the sake of the church's bank account.