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    Default Atheist blogger Leah Libresco converts 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 she was part of a debate on religion and then had a discussion afterward 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 wasnít 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.

    Despite her newfound religion, she said she's still confused about the church's stance on homosexuality.

    Her post had received more than 750 comments by Tuesday afternoon, with most voicing support and congratulations.

    One comment read: "So, so happy for you, Leah! Iíve been praying for you before, and Iíll ramp it up even more. The adventure has just begun!"

    It's not the first time an atheist blogger has found religion. A blogger who goes by "The Raving Atheist" announced on his blog he was turning to Christianity a few years ago, The Blaze reported. The blog's name has since been changed to "The Raving Theist."

    According to her blog, Libriesco grew up in a secular household in Long Island, N.Y. She dated a Christian, agreeing to go to church once a week in exchange that he go to ballroom dance class. She writes that both recommended books and blogs to each other that fueled all-night debates.

    Libresco previously blogged for the Atheist portion of the Pantheos website. She said that her blog will now be moved over to the Patheos Catholic channel. The Patheos site is used for discussion and finding information on different faiths.

    In addition to Patheos, Libresco has also blogged for The Huffington Post religion section.

    Libresco did not immediately respond Tuesday to an email from msnbc.com for further comment.

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    So, I'm too lazy to research if there is more information available, but it seems like from the quotes in the article, to her it's more about the Christianity's guidelines than whether Jesus is, in fact, God on earth.

    I wonder how one goes from not believing in God, to accepting there is a God after all, and that his son is Jesus. That, to me, is a very important distinction as to whether one is "Christian" or not.
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    As an athiest, I'm still trying to understand why an athiest would bother with a blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    As an athiest, I'm still trying to understand why an athiest would bother with a blog.

    May 5th
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    lmao Because you're not like most atheists, who are really like most Christians that feel they have to justify publicly why they believe the way they do and put reasoning behind it.
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    Maybe I am alone in thinking this, but religion should just be out of the public debate. Every single person has a different opinion about it and no one can be proven right or wrong. It almost always turns into an argument, and arguing over religion is like arguing with an idiot; in the end everyone looks stupid.
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    But, it's possible that it may possibly be the most important topic or debate to every living soul ever in history. Anything with that much potential can't help but be discussed.
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    Discuss yes, but I just don't think it needs to be public.

    Presidential races, in offices amd work sites, etc.

    I just think there is a time and place for it, and it needs to be done privately.
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    Perhaps, but its inevitable. Our existence permeates our existence if ya knowhattamean.
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    Atheists that are that involved with their atheism are, IMO, the most likely to convert. They feel the need to discuss, meet, and proselytize. You replace one with the other.

    I have a buddy who "quits" smoking weed but then drinks a 12er a night. Then quits drinking and smokes weed each night.

    Same thing. Bu her reasoning--the moral argument--seems silly to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    lmao Because you're not like most atheists, who are really like most Christians that feel they have to justify publicly why they believe the way they do and put reasoning behind it.
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    I thought epiphanies like this only happened on death row

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I thought epiphanies like this only happened on death row
    Yeah, my first thought was I wonder if she was just diagnosed with a terminal disease.
    Dealing with it.

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