My Attempted Conversion Story

Most of the conversion stories I've read follow a general pattern: emptiness or unhappiness (even if it was only seen that way in retrospect), new exposure to a faith that not only fills the emptiness but speaks to you as though it was written just for you, a leap of faith, and a new pledged allegiance.  Mine was no different, even if it failed to take for fairly obvious reasons.I was having my typical experience at summer camp (any summer camp but CTY, that is).  The girls on my dorm found m … [Read more...]

The handy dandy guide to converting me

Thanks to all the theists who spoke up on last week's post and told what evidence might convince them that their religion was false.  As promised, this week's challenge takes the opposite tack, asking what could convince atheists that a particular religion was true.  As always, if you'd like to respond to a Monday Call to Arms in longer form as a guest blogger, please email me at leah (dot) libresco (at) yale (dot) edu. --- While kneeling in the pew at Mass one week, I tried to imagine what I w … [Read more...]


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