Ryan Bell: A Year Without God | What Does He Believe Now?
A Year Without God?
Yup, at the end of 2013, former pastor Ryan Bell announced he was gonna “try on” atheism for a year. And boy, it didn’t take too long for the media to take notice.
So what made a life-long Christian, who pastored for nearly 20 years, do such a thing?
Well, it’s been over a year since his experiment began, and I had the opportunity to chat with him at his home in Pasadena, California.
So get ready … this episode is sure to get you thinking.
IN THIS EPISODE, RYAN ANSWERED THE FOLLOWING:
• What events led to your “Year Without God”?
• What difference does God make?
• How do you respond to skeptics?
• Did you ever “pray” during your atheist experiment?
• Why not “A Year Without Christianity?” instead of God?
• Why atheism? Why not deism? Pantheism?
• How would you define the God you reject?
• How did your “year without God” affect your family?
• How did the atheist community influence your journey?
• Do you ever miss the old notion of God you used to have? (e.g., a loving father, provider)
• Do you ever feel like your religious years were all a waste?
• What would it take for you to believe in God again?
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
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(Image Description: Ryan Bell speaking at Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2015 | Author: FreeOK)