Dan Barker told about 60 students and Gainesville residents that there is no meaning to life Monday night.

Barker, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the separation of church and state, discussed atheist beliefs. The former evangelical minister said those who don’t believe in a god can find purpose to life without religion.

Barker said he used to preach the Bible, as some do on Turlington Plaza.

“I was that guy,” he said. “You’ve seen those guys on campus with the Bible, and they’re very confident about their love of Christ.” READ MORE