Atheist Ministers Struggle With Leading the Faithful


Two Active Ministers Say They No Longer Believe in God but No One Knows

"I am an atheist," says "Jack," a Southern Baptist with more than 20 years in ministry.

"I live out my life as if there is no God," says "Adam," who is part of the pastoral staff of a small evangelical church in the Bible Belt.

The two, who asked that their real identities be protected, are pastors who have lost their faith. And these two men, who have built their careers and lives around faith, say they now feel trapped, living a lie.

"I spent the majority of my life believing and pursuing this religious faith, Christianity," Jack said. "And to get to this point in my life, I just don't feel like I believe anymore."

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Hypatia on 11/13/2010 18:41

Jack said:

"Reading the Bible is what led me not to believe in God,"

That's the same thing that lead a lot of us to not believe in gawd, as well as the other reasons Jack and Adam cited.

Good for them for having the guts to think for themselves, especially because of the jobs they have.

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