SkepSun #93 (06_01_2014)

A Christian pastor has a falling out with his Church, doubts his faith, loses his job and decides to try on atheism for one year.  I’m talking about Ryan Bell who until March of 2013 was senior pastor of the Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church. Currently he’s a researcher, writer and speaker on the topic of religion and irreligion in America. In January 2014, Dr. Bell began a year-long journey exploring the limits of theism and the atheist landscape in the United States. He blogs about this experience at Year Without God. He’s interviewed by Bo Bennett on the Humanist Hour podcast. We’ll find out what results he’s gathered to date from his experiment in the second hour of Skeptical Sunday. But First on Freethought Radio, Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom from Religion Foundation update us from the frontlines of the battle of church and state: FFRF’s Raleigh conference was covered CNN Belief Blog, new billboards in Ohio billboards and a Christian park in Iowa sparks protests. Then they talk with Greece vs. Galloway plaintiff Linda Stephens and get her response to being labeled “demonic” by a politician for trying to stop city prayer in Greece, NY. Also, we’ll hear a Skeptoid with Brian Dunning on which Brian looks at possible examples of conspiracy theories that may have actually turned out to be true.

 

Ryan Bell, former senior pastor at the Hollywood, CA Seventh Day Adventist Church, is trying atheism for one year.

Ryan Bell, former senior pastor at the Hollywood, CA Seventh Day Adventist Church, is trying atheism for one year.

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