Dan Barker – Life Driven Purpose – Global Atheist Convention 2012

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  • Newsie

    From a former preacher who knows how to talk to and connect with people. and he is one of ours. Great man.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Dan refers to preachers who lose their faith but can’t leave the church because “…who’s going to hire someone with a Divinity Degree in this economy?”

    They could do what working class people do all the time – go fruit picking or get a job on the factory floor. It doesn’t have to be a white collar job.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Yes, but perhaps the standard of living they wish to maintain… or even (as I’ve heard in the USA?) the paying back of the degree scholarship is a hindrance. Maybe it’s apocryphal, but it’s getting tougher and tougher to get into higher education and not end up with (hopefully) a degree without a massive debt?