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Re: [humanism-174] Atheist deconversion?

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:04 PM
Ditto.  She sounds like a believer who had a momentary laps due perhaps to personal issues, but never really wanted to be an unbeliever.  She also sounds like she is parroting things that have been told to her by someone else.  Regardless, she has the right to believe whatever she wants and if she considers theologians from the Middle Ages as masters, ok.
In a message dated 3/9/[masked]:07:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
Despite what this woman says about the "masters" of theological intellect influencing her conversion, it sounds to me like emotions and subjective feelings played a bigger role. When she said she was finally moved to accept Christianity while reading the passion narrative, I felt like asking "which narrative?" The passion and resurrection accounts vary a lot among the gospels, and no historians at the time recorded such events, including the supposed army of "saints" that reportedly rose from their graves and "appeared to many." She cites people like C.S. Lewis among the "masters" and yet Lewis's arguments are full of flaws and oversimplifications, as many skeptics have detailed. In any case, for every story like hers there are many more cases where people evolving in the other direction after a lot of research and reflection--in many cases giving up their faith entirely. Of course, religious publications are not going to acknowledge that or print those

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