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Starcrash's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Starcrash

Would it matter to us atheists if a famous Christian apologist turned atheist? I'm sure it would be news, but not only would we probably be skeptical of the "conversion" --- it wouldn't be evidence that Christianity is wrong and Atheism is right.

But as a former Christian, I know that this is considered evidence by theists... or at least it was for my family and me. I heard so many times about how the writer of Ben Hur started out trying to disprove Christianity and converted instead. Christians can and do lose their faith, but we didn't hear about them because that would've been considered evidence against God's existence. It wasn't and it's not. Conversion stories are just interesting anecdotes.

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:44:00 UTC | #923214