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Radio Curios visits with former Pentecostal pastor turned athiest, Jerry DeWitt. He's the author of the memoir “Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey From Belief to Atheism.”
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
The freedom to think and the freedom of religion are constitutional keystones and givens in the United States. However, when those freedoms lead a Pentecostal pastor to come out as an atheist, he is shunned by some and praised by others.
Jerry DeWitt, whose ministry began when he was seventeen, is the author of “Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey From Belief to Atheism.” He’s our guest in this two part conversation about his 25 year dialogue with faith, his early beliefs, his evolving skepticism and his embrace of free-thinking humanism.
As it is for all of us, early life experiences are most often taken for granted and form the basis by which we compare subsequent experiences and develop new understandings.
So when Jerry DeWitt and I visited by phone from western Florida on December 13, 2013, we began the first part of our conversation with a description of his early childhood.
Jerry DeWitt's website, hopeafterfaith.com provides information about his book and links to the resources and topics discussed in our program.
The books Jerry DeWitt recommends are those written by Joseph Campbell which may be found at the Joseph Campbell Foundation website, jcf.org
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