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Atheism, agnosticism and belief: Thoughts on going with or without God
Atheism, agnosticism and belief: Thoughts on going with or without God

The Times' front-page article Monday on Ryan Bell, a former Seventh-day Adventist minister nearing the end of his "year without God," prompted dozens of readers to ruminate on religion, spirituality, atheism and agnosticism. The handful of letters published on Christmas Day — some encouraging Bell to embrace a less black-and-white version of faith, others advocating for skepticism — prompted more discussion among readers. As with all conversations religious — and with the faithful increasingly tailoring religion to suit their own sensibilities — the one on Bell's crisis of faith remains ongoing, with letters still streaming in. The reader...

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