A Year After Giving Atheism a Try, Former Pastor Ryan Bell Admits: “I Don’t Think That God Exists”

It was almost a year ago when Ryan Bell, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced that he would “try on” atheism and “live as if there is no God” for 12 months.

I didn’t agree with his methodology at the time. I felt like he was just exploring an alternative option, not actually “becoming” an atheist. Hell, most atheists don’t even read books by Richard Dawkins or attend gatherings with other non-believers, so how would doing those things give Bell a real sense of what being an atheist was like?

But he got a taste of what being an atheist was like much sooner than expected. Less than a week after announcing his experiment, Bell was fired by his Christian employers at Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary because, according to Bell, “They simply feel they cannot have me as a part of the faculty while I’m am in this year long process.”

Readers of this site came through in a big way and helped raise more than $27,000 for his family as they coped with this sudden unemployment.

That year has come to an end. So what has Bell decided about God?

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Indian Tribe Erects “Jesus Christ is Lord on the Crow Nation” Sign

In a move that would be right at home in the GOP, the Crow Nation tribe last year passed a resolution “proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord”:

The Crow Constitution protects “full exercise of religion,” but, unlike the U.S. Constitution, does not contain a clause that prevents the government from the establishment of religion.

“As a sovereign nation, we’re not bound by separation of church and state,” said [legislator Conrad J.] Stewart, who penned the resolution. “People are afraid to say, ‘Jesus,’ in the political arena…”

And now, they’ve gone a step further by putting up a 33-foot sign saying “Jesus Christ is Lord on the Crow Nation.”

Because Jesus won’t know it unless He can see the sign from miles away.



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Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Accused of “Riling Up Christians” with Christmas Day Tweet About Isaac Newton

On Christmas Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted this gem:

It quickly became his most retweeted message ever, and many accused him of “riling up Christians.”

That’s completely absurd.

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Christian Author Makes Fine-Tuning Argument for God’s Existence in The Wall Street Journal

In a Christmas Day opinion piece (behind a paywall) for The Wall Street Journal, Christian author Eric Metaxas explained that science proved God because of an argument that’s been debunked so many times over, you have to really work hard to pretend rebuttals don’t exist:



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That’s One Way to Use the Bible Against Jesus

They found a biblical loophole:

(via Cyanide & Happiness)

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