Two Atheists Who Changed Their Minds—And Why

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ATHEIST NUMBER ONE Last night, my imagination was sparked by an entry I read over on Reddit.  The long comment, titled “An Atheist’s Love Letter to /r/Catholicism”, had been posted on the /r/Catholicism subreddit.  The writer, an atheist, had been confused by the recent publicity surrounding Pope Francis’ statements on atheism, and stopped by the /r/Catholicism subreddit to ask a question.  There, to his surprise, he found not division and criticism and mockery, but genuine theological discussio … [Read more...]

Atheists and the Culture of Encounter

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Pope Francis caused quite a stir with the atheists last week, didn’t he?  The pontiff, celebrating Mass on Wednesday at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, declared that everyone—including atheists—was redeemed through Jesus.  "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics,” the Pope said.The media was abuzz:  The Huffington Post headline read,Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just CatholicsThe New York Daily News sa … [Read more...]