Friday, May 1, 2009

There and Back Again: An Atheist's Christian's Tale

In the April 2, 2009 New Statesman, A N Wilson recounts his conversion experience ... to atheism and his "slow and doubting" return to faith.
By nature a doubting Thomas, I should have distrusted the symptoms when I underwent a “conversion experience” 20 years ago. Something was happening which was out of character – the inner glow of complete certainty, the heady sense of being at one with the great tide of fellow non-believers. For my conversion experience was to atheism. There were several moments of epiphany, actually, but one of the most dramatic occurred in the pulpit of a church.

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