Pastor Chooses To Live A Year As An Atheist, Decides to Continue Life As An Atheist

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Ryan Bell is a former pastor and Christian university professor who decided to spend 2014 “without God.” He has decided after a year of living as an atheist to continue to be an atheist.
His year was chronicled by NPR, and the culmination of his research came to a real personal revolution for him. Saying in his last interview, “I don’t think that God exists. I think that makes the most sense of the evidence that I have and my experience. But I don’t think that’s necessarily the most interesting thing about me . . . It’s, I think, an expression of really the part of me that hasn’t changed. I’m still the same person deep down that I was before. I care about justice and equality, and I want to see opportunities spread more evenly in our society.” He is current Director of Community Engagement at People Assisting the Homeless, a job that does still utilize many of his skills now that he can no longer function as a pastor.

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  1. It took him a year to come to that conclusion? Maybe their should be an accelerated plan to bring more people to the ‘light’ in less time…

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