Atheist Ministers Leading American Churches

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Atheist Ministers Struggle With Leading the Faithful

By (@danbharris) and WONBO WOO
Nov. 9, 2010
“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.”
“The more I read the Bible, the more questions I had,” Jack said. “The more things didn’t make sense to me — what it said — and the more things didn’t add up.” More


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