Dan Barker – Life Driven Purpose – Global Atheist Convention 2012

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • 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?”
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    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?


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