Bart Campolo grew up the son of a famous Christian pastor but, like Rachael Slick and many others, he turned out to be an atheist. In fact, he’s now the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California, a position that took some people by surprise.
When he told his father he didn’t believe in God anymore, the reaction also came as a bit of a shock:
Following the family dinner, Bart sat his parents down and explained that he was now an agnostic humanist. His father’s response was surprising.
“You know me. I am not afraid you’re going to hell because the God I believe in doesn’t send people to hell for eternity for having the wrong theology,” Tony responded, according to Bart. “I’m sad because Christianity is my tribe, and I liked having you in my tribe.”