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It's Monday. Here's how the son of a famous pastor became a rising star of atheism.

The evangelical scion who stopped believing

The son of a famous pastor, Burt Campolo, has become a rising star of atheism. 

How? First came his upbringing. There were doubts. Then, an accident. He divorced from his faith, but not from his love of helping people.

Reports Mark Oppenheimer in this long read for The New York Times Magazine:

For Campolo, admitting that he had totally lost his faith was oddly comforting — he could stop living a lie — but also confusing. He loved talking to people, caring for them, helping them. He loved everything about Christian ministry except the Christianity. Now that he had crossed the bridge to apostasy, he needed a new vocation.

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