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Atheist blogger Leah Libresco converts to Christianity
By Louis Casiano, msnbc.com
A prominent atheist blogger says she has converted to Christianity.
Leah Libresco made the announcement on Monday on her Patheos blog, "Unequally Yoked." The blog post, titled "This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal," details how Libresco came to her decision.
She said she struggled with moral law, exploring where it comes from and what's behind it. As an atheist, she states that friends told her that her philosophy was unsustainable.
"I was ready to admit that there were parts of Christianity and Catholicism that seemed like a pretty good match for the bits of my moral system that I was most sure of, while meanwhile my own philosophy was pretty kludged together and not particularly satisfactory," she wrote.
She goes back to the night before Palm Sunday, where after a debate on religion she then had a discussion with a friend about morality.
After a back-and-forth where her friend asked her to make an argument about where moral law comes from, she couldn't think of any. She then realized that it had to come from something like a person or being.
"I believed that the Moral Law wasn’t just a Platonic truth, abstract and distant. It turns out I actually believed it was some kind of Person, as well as Truth. And there was one religion that seemed like the most promising way to reach back to that living Truth," she writes.
If you're trying to prove that some atheists later become religious, then we have no argument. It does happen. You see this sort of thing a lot with people who are confused or whose worldview is not well hashed out.
Studies show that people with firm beliefs actually fare better in terms of psychological health than people with wishy-washy beliefs. In that sense a hardcore Fundie, while insane, is probably happy and emotionally healthy.
But that does not mean god is real. That's an entirely different question. If you are too scared of reality to live without the fairy tale of religion then by all means embrace your faith. I don't care.
Just don't vote idiots into office who want to gut the teaching of science or shove their version of god down my throat. That's all.