When I first heard a radio interview with the "pastor" who decided to go one year without God, I was disgusted from the start. Pastors are supposed to respect and follow God's teaching - like "pray continually" (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and "Do not put the Lord your God to the test" (Deuteronomy 6:16.
Every pastor I have ever known has not only desired to be obedient to God, but has put a relationship with Christ above everything else, as it should be. I have to wonder what kind of pastor engages in willful disobedience against God, and would sacrifice what should be treasured. That he has done all of this so publicly makes me wonder what the real motive was, and the sincerity of the faith he started with.
What came to mind when I heard this story was an old saying, "Feed What You Want to Grow." Conversely, Starve What You Want to Die. This man deliberately killed his own faith. I don't get it, but I guess he got what he wanted.