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Prominent atheist blogger converts to Catholicism

Leah Libresco, an atheist blogger, is converting to Catholicism.
By Dan Merica, CNN

Washington (CNN) – She went from atheist to Catholic in just over 1,000 words.

Leah Libresco, who’d been a prominent atheist blogger for the religion website Patheos, announced on her blog this week that after years of debating many “smart Christians,” she has decided to become one herself, and that she has begun the process of converting to Catholicism.

Libresco, who had long blogged under the banner “Unequally Yoked: A geeky atheist picks fights with her Catholic boyfriend,” said that at the heart of her decision were questions of morality and how one finds a moral compass.

“I had one thing that I was most certain of, which is that morality is something we have a duty to,” Libresco told CNN in an interview this week, a small cross dangling from her neck. “And it is external from us. And when push came to shove, that is the belief I wouldn’t let go of. And that is something I can’t prove.”


The ability to do something is not the license to do it. But without a moral compass, there are those whose only requisite is ‘can we or can we not get away with it’. That is not a moral compass.

The persistent attempts by the defendants to contort the law to bend it to their own purposes is the same bad faith modus operandi they consider perfectly acceptable. ‘Everyone does it’..? Really?

So you think its alright to declare yourselves bankrupt to stop the trial so that your fraud will not be exposed in public? Obviously you consider that fine, that’s why you are doing it.

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