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Katie van Schaijik

An atheist converts in a very personalist way

Jun. 18 at 11:20am

A former atheist describes her conversion.  

It happened through a conversation with a friend; through a recognition that the moral truths she acknowledged had the attriutes of a Person, and then, through the Liturgy.

(Hat tip Barbara Nicolosi.)

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). 


 

richard sherlock

Katie,

I read this earlier today. I love it. It is so truthful to experience. In the patristic period it was the word made flesh that the philosophers couldn't  understand. That made the Christian much more powerful, even though thinkers like Augustine thought that the platonists probably got 80% right.

As new Catholic I find the eucharist a profoundly personal encounter with Christ.

#1 - Jun. 19 at 11:32pm | quote

 

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