As previously reported, Ryan Bell, 43, led Hollywood Adventist Church until March of last year, when has was asked to resign over his increasingly liberal views and his disagreements with Adventist theology. Bell says that he expressed support for female ordination and the inclusion of homosexuals, and took issue with the literal six-day creation outlined in Genesis.
He told reporters in January that his forced resignation partially fueled his decision to experiment with atheism this year.
“Not being a pastor for nine months has given me the freedom to not have to believe in something for other people’s sake,” he explained to Religion News Service.
So, like so many angry atheists, the real story is that he didn’t get his way; he couldn’t persuade God to accept his viewpoint, so he has decided there can’t be a God.
The hubris of angry atheism is stunning. The very fact that…
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