Love and atheism

July 21, 2008

There’s an interesting discussion going on in the comments to this post from Tuesday, prompted by Annie‘s comment in which she said: To me, it’s scary to think I live in the world with people who believe this way. To think only your belief in God is what keeps you from being a bad person? […]

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Inscribed on the grand facade of the main building of my university was this quote: YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE I looked up at it at least once a day as I walked between classes. I didn’t know where they got that little saying, but I liked it. […]

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Jeff of The Atheocracy (note: some PG-13 content) asked in the comments to this post: “What are these ‘intellectual reasons’ of which you speak that led you to Christianity?” Great question. I frequently refer to the fact that I converted to Christianity for intellectual reasons (usually when talking about how I initially didn’t “feel” God’s […]

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The viewing

April 4, 2008

Yesterday I found myself alone in a room with the body of a deceased person. My husband’s grandfather passed away this weekend after a long illness, and we went to the funeral yesterday. We arrived at the funeral home an hour early, and I went inside to use the restroom while my husband gave the […]

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Over at my links blog I just posted a roundup of some fascinating, thought-provoking posts from science fiction writer and former atheist John C. Wright. If you like my little ramblings here on this blog, you will love reading what an actual smart person has to say about converting to Christianity from atheism. I highly […]

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Love and conversion

March 11, 2008

Growing up in the Bible Belt, I was frequently exposed to the expression “God is Love.” I saw it on t-shirts, bumper stickers and the occasional Precious Moments figurine, and figured that I pretty much knew what it meant: it was a shorthand way of describing one of God’s characteristics, i.e. “God (that Guy we […]

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