Christian Singer Announces Conversion To Atheism

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The lead singer for the Christian band “Hawk Nelson,”Jon Steingard, has announced that he has lost his faith and is now an atheist.

Fans of the band were stunned by the announcement, which Steingard revealed in a post on Instagram. As Fox News reports:

The lead singer of a Christian rock band and the son of a pastor announced on Instagram that he no longer believes in God.

“I’ve been terrified to post this for a while– but it feels like it’s time for me to be honest,” Jon Steingard, the frontman for the band Hawk Nelson, wrote in the caption of a lengthy note on May 20.

“After growing up in a Christian home, being a pastor’s kid, playing and singing in a Christian band, and having the word ‘Christian’ in front of most of the things in my life — I am now finding that I no longer believe in God,” he said.

After Steingard switched from guitarist to lead vocalist in 2012, the band, formed in 2000 from Peterborough, Ontario, shifted from fast-paced punk rock to more contemporary Christian music with songs like “Drops in the Ocean,” which he said he can “no longer sing” in good conscience.

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David MacKAY
David MacKAY
1 year ago

Fake it till you make it never worked for him – he didn’t give up anything – he was never there.

1 year ago

He wasn’t born again….wasn’t saved…he was going through the motions calling himself Christian like so many do because it is what they are expected to do..they try to live a moral life style an go to church…they are posers….it’s impossible to do without Jesus ….it’s not a relationship with the living God, acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior…when you are born again it is life changing… God transforms you into a new person changing the way you think…Gods Holy Spirit is in you… I pray someday he will find Jesus, repent and be saved. 1 Cor. 1:18 The message of the cross seems like foolishness to those who are headed for distruction, but we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.