Atheist Churches on the Rise
Atheist churches may seem like an oxymoron, but they’re popping up nationwide. Congregations of non-believers seeking moral direction outside of religion are growing in popularity. Jerry DeWitt, author of Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey From Faith to Atheism, is a former fundamentalist pastor who founded and now heads a local chapel serving atheists and secular humanists in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He talks with Welton this week about his radical transition and how his secular church is being received in the deeply religious South.