Overcoming Unbelief

DwightI ran across an interesting article this week, entitled “Why Atheists Change Their Minds: 8 Common Factors.” Based on our past discussions and personal experiences, we might have come up with several of these factors. More compelling are the quotes from well-spoken and intelligent atheists who have converted, and why. My personal favorite: C.S. Lewis on reading Chesteron and others and their impact on his faith: “A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.”

My only quibble with this post is the reference to Lee Strobel’s The Case For Christ. While I wouldn’t go as far as the initial commenter by calling Strobel dishonest, I was a reporter and in the process of coming back to the Church when I read his book, and I did not find it convincing — primarily because as an atheist and a journalist, I would think he would have mad more followup questions. I would not list Strobel alongside Aquinas, Chesterton, and Lewis as far as making the case for belief!

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