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Liberal Pundit Details Converting From Atheism and Agnosticism to...

There are 9 comments on the TheBlaze.com story from Dec 2, 2013, titled Liberal Pundit Details Converting From Atheism and Agnosticism to.... In it, TheBlaze.com reports that:

Liberal pundit Kirsten Powers stunned some political observers when she recently opened up about her evangelical Christian faith in an op-ed for Christianity Today , offering readers an inside look at her journey from atheism and agnosticism to a passionate belief in the Almighty.

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Indogitrust

United States

#1 Dec 2, 2013
Sounds like a person desperately wanting to belong, and she works for the Christian based Fox News. She might find it easier to work their if she's one of them.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

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#2 Dec 2, 2013
Indogitrust wrote:
Sounds like a person desperately wanting to belong, and she works for the Christian based Fox News. She might find it easier to work their if she's one of them.
She's just selling herself to a future fan base that only requires her to claim she had some great dream-state revelation that caused her to become "just like them". her future earnings are now set... and the intellectual workload dropped to zero. It's easy to sell people a product they already buy... especially if they believe "faith" trumps reality in the first place.
Amused

Boston, MA

#3 Dec 3, 2013
Maybe she is sincere. The story is only noteworthy because it is so rare. People abandon faith in far greater numbers than people join. Social pressure and not wanting to deal with the bigotry of believers keeps most new unbelievers from shouting from the rooftops.

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#4 Dec 3, 2013
Amused wrote:
Maybe she is sincere. The story is only noteworthy because it is so rare. People abandon faith in far greater numbers than people join. Social pressure and not wanting to deal with the bigotry of believers keeps most new unbelievers from shouting from the rooftops.
It just strikes me as very odd when something like that happens. How does one that claims to have been a skeptic decide that logic and reason are no longer a good measuring stick?

I'm of the opinion that she A) never really was a 'non-believer' in the first place or B) is playing to a new, more lucrative, fan base and has plans for a book on the horizon. Basically drumming up future sales.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#5 Dec 3, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>It just strikes me as very odd when something like that happens. How does one that claims to have been a skeptic decide that logic and reason are no longer a good measuring stick?
I'm of the opinion that she A) never really was a 'non-believer' in the first place or B) is playing to a new, more lucrative, fan base and has plans for a book on the horizon. Basically drumming up future sales.
People are all vulnerable at some points in their lives to ideas that seem to provide magical answers to their problems. Everyone has some capacity for self-delusion. If the emotional need is great enough, people can convince themselves that they believe almost anything.
Cancer suxs

Faribault, MN

#6 Dec 3, 2013
How has any religion survived in 2013. I mean with science and facts we now know that there is no god...Seriously religion is crutch of weak mind or gun of mean person.

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#7 Dec 3, 2013
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
People are all vulnerable at some points in their lives to ideas that seem to provide magical answers to their problems. Everyone has some capacity for self-delusion. If the emotional need is great enough, people can convince themselves that they believe almost anything.
Can't disagree with that. Some just need that crutch more than others... and that's fine if it helps them deal with the difficulties of life.

To do something in a very public way (make the claim: "I was an atheist but now I'm an evangelical christian) just smacks of 'snake-oil sales man' to me.

maybe I'm wrong... but I still see a book from her coming out in the near future if it hasn't already
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#8 Dec 6, 2013
Indogitrust wrote:
Sounds like a person desperately wanting to belong, and she works for the Christian based Fox News. She might find it easier to work their if she's one of them.
When Jebus came to her in a dream and said "here I am"(I am actually laughing right now) did she think to ask him why he didn't reveal himself earlier, or to 2/3rds of the earths population?

Sounds to me like she found Jesus via her boyfriends c*ck. Some people will do anything for love and sex.
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#9 Dec 6, 2013
I find most evangelical Christians, who claim to have been atheist once, are disingenuous about their original position. When you ask them why they didn't believe in god before, the answers or statements are vague and do not resemble atheism at all. For example, I didn't really know before. Or, I couldn't answer or know if god existed. That is agnostic at best, not atheism.

Case and point.

http://www.bethinking.org/stories-illustratio...

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