June 27, 2012
June 27, 2012
Atheist blogger Leah Libresco surprised her skeptic community when she announced a new article entitled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal.” In her article she shares on how she wrestled as an atheist over the issue of morality and became convinced on certain truths in the Catholic explanations. Here is an excerpt from her controversial article testimony.
“Then, the night before Palm Sunday (I have excellent liturgical timing), I was up at my alma mater for an alumni debate. I had another round of translating a lot of principles out of Catholic in order to use them in my speech, which prompted the now traditional heckling from my friends. After the debate, I buttonholed a Christian friend for another argument. During the discussion, he prodded me on where I thought moral law came from in my metaphysics. I talked about morality as though it were some kind of Platonic form, remote from the plane that humans existed on. He wanted to know where the connection was…”
I believed that the Moral Law wasn’t 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. I asked my friend what he suggest we do now, and we prayed the night office of the Liturgy of the Hours together (I’ve kept up with that since). Then I suggested hugs and playing Mumford and Sons really, really loudly.”
Leah Libresco’s article generated 21,000 Facebook Likes and 1,000 comments in just a few days.
Below is a CNN interview where they ask Leah how she is dealing with the change:
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