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19-06-2012, 09:16 PM (This post was last modified: 19-06-2012 10:06 PM by lightninlives.)
did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/unequallyyo...ortal.html

No sense in commenting on the blog itself since it has over 800 comments already but figured it would make for good conversation.

My question to her is if, like me and many other atheists, her atheism was based on skepticism and empiricism. Based on this post and follow-up posts, my guess is no.

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19-06-2012, 09:18 PM
RE: did you guys here about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
I've been thinking about doing this myself. I could totally cash in if Zeus would only take me back into his loving fold.

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19-06-2012, 10:21 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
I'd be willing to reconvert in an instant if God would send me an unambiguous sign of His existence. And yet despite that, he never does. Strange, isn't it?

It could happen to anyone, even someone who is normally rational. Fear of death, need for community, and discomfort with truth being less than absolute can drive anyone to irrational decisions. It's sad to see, but nonetheless a reality.

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19-06-2012, 10:32 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
I don't know how something like this even happens.

She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing. So I didn't think much of it. But I never said so. I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there, and she said not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that, because I wanted him and me to be together. - Huck Finn.
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19-06-2012, 10:46 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
(19-06-2012 10:32 PM)angela_means_fallen_angel Wrote:  I don't know how something like this even happens.

Oh that's an easy one. It's the same reason christians tell us that we are only atheists because we want to sin. Well, here is an example of just that. We have a christian who wanted to sin so bad that she decided to become an atheist for awhile. After satiating herself, she returns to the loving arms of her jesus, completely forgiven of absolutely anything she has done.

You see, it is not us non-believers who want to do wicked things -- it's always the religious assholes who can't control their whims.
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19-06-2012, 10:56 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
(19-06-2012 10:46 PM)Darkhouse Wrote:  
(19-06-2012 10:32 PM)angela_means_fallen_angel Wrote:  I don't know how something like this even happens.

Oh that's an easy one. It's the same reason christians tell us that we are only atheists because we want to sin. Well, here is an example of just that. We have a christian who wanted to sin so bad that she decided to become an atheist for awhile. After satiating herself, she returns to the loving arms of her jesus, completely forgiven of absolutely anything she has done.

You see, it is not us non-believers who want to do wicked things -- it's always the religious assholes who can't control their whims.
Sigh, I guess I'm pretty naive. I didn't even look at it that way. No

She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing. So I didn't think much of it. But I never said so. I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there, and she said not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that, because I wanted him and me to be together. - Huck Finn.
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19-06-2012, 10:59 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
(19-06-2012 10:56 PM)angela_means_fallen_angel Wrote:  
(19-06-2012 10:46 PM)Darkhouse Wrote:  Oh that's an easy one. It's the same reason christians tell us that we are only atheists because we want to sin. Well, here is an example of just that. We have a christian who wanted to sin so bad that she decided to become an atheist for awhile. After satiating herself, she returns to the loving arms of her jesus, completely forgiven of absolutely anything she has done.

You see, it is not us non-believers who want to do wicked things -- it's always the religious assholes who can't control their whims.
Sigh, I guess I'm pretty naive. I didn't even look at it that way. No
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19-06-2012, 11:09 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
(19-06-2012 10:56 PM)angela_means_fallen_angel Wrote:  Sigh, I guess I'm pretty naive. I didn't even look at it that way. No

Hmm. I didn't see it that way either. I am confused though, was she first a Theist and then became an Atheist, who has now converted back? Because, she seems to have not really let go of her belief completely during her time as an Atheist.

I suspect some kind of experiment - she's young. People can screw up their lives lots of ways when they're young and this may be one of them, I suppose. I hope she knows there's no such thing as being forced to do anything to cause future regret. Confused

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19-06-2012, 11:14 PM
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She talked about her soul as an atheist ?? I don't think she was ever atheist, just non religious. Then she couldn't answer what morality is and describes it as just a different plane than our physical selves? Not a scientific answer. Social evolution is a better one.

I had a hard time following her writing. She sounds confused.
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19-06-2012, 11:28 PM
RE: did you guys hear about the atheist blogger that reconverted?
(19-06-2012 11:14 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  She talked about her soul as an atheist ?? I don't think she was ever atheist, just non religious. Then she couldn't answer what morality is and describes it as just a different plane than our physical selves? Not a scientific answer. Social evolution is a better one.

I had a hard time following her writing. She sounds confused.
She needs one Mr. Cantor to set her straight! Tongue

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