May 19, 2019
Maddy and Hertzey talk to Dave Warnock a former evangelical Christian pastor and church leader for nearly 40 years, now an Atheist. Dave’s leaving the Christian faith came at huge cost with the loss of almost his entire community of friends, and family.
Earlier this year (February 26, 2019) Dave received the devastating diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and this precious and brief life became infinitely more precious and incredibly brief. Dave immediately decided to begin “Dying Out Loud” by living life to the fullest - traveling to see as much of the world as his body will allow, spending time with people he knows and loves, meeting new people and learning their stories, sharing and most of all, just cherishing the beautiful “moments” life offers to all of us.
So, what does one do when given a fatal diagnosis as an atheist? Does one re-examine his earlier conclusion that God isn't there...that there is no heaven...or hell? What kind of meaning does life have when it becomes shorter than we thought it might be?