Can Christians and atheists find common ground on the importance of having civil discussions today? That’s what Drew (YouTuber: “Genetically Modified Skeptic”) and I aim for in this video. Rather than debating questions about the existence of God and the afterlife, as important as these issues are, I ask Drew a ton of questions about his deconversion from Christianity to atheism and how we can have better conversations today across the religious divide.
For a synopsis of how we met, check out my blog: “Learning from a Young Atheist” (https://bit.ly/2U9vxFA)
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2:06 Why would an Atheist come onto a Christian Apologists Youtube Channel?
3:53 How did Genetically Modified Skeptic get started on Youtube?
6:13 How did Genetically Modified Skeptic become an Atheist?
9:20 How did fundamentalism in the Church affect GMS’s life?
12:24 What was GMS’s experience with Christianity in his early life?
18:15 What issues made GMS question his faith?
22:36 How did Christians respond to GMS questioning his faith?
25:50 How did GMS questioning his faith effect his life?
29:10 What experiences occurred after Drew “came out” as an Atheist?
34:50 How did it feel to come out as an Atheist?
41:50 GMS Role-plays as a Christian parent
45:43 How was Youtube an outlet for GMS?
52:05 What is the Atheist-Christian relationship like on Youtube?
57:26 What can both Christians and Atheists do to improve the relationship with the other side?
1:02:50 What can Christians do to better understand people with other belief systems?