Prominent Atheist Blogger Converts

By Jon|June 28, 2012|Catholicism, Culture, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

The famous atheist blogger, Leah Libresco, announced on her blog at Patheos last week that she has joined RCIA classes to become Catholic. Her post entitled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal” sent a shockwave through the online secular community and prompted various angry articles written in response. It starts out:

For several years, a lot of my friends have been telling me I had an inconsistent and unsustainable philosophy.  ”A virtue ethicist atheist whose transhumanism seems to be rooted in dualism?  Who won’t shut up about moral lapses as wounds to the souland keeps trying to convince us it’s better to be sinned against than sinning?  Who has started talking about mortifying her pride and keeps pulling out Lewis and Chesterton quotes?  C’mon, convert already.”

And what played a major part? Yep you guessed it. Or maybe you didn't: McIntyre's virtue ethics which is rooted in Thomistic/Aristotelian teleology.

I hold to my thesis. If Aristotle were better understood (he or his terminology is not evaluated beyond empirical/ logical positivist criterion) by students….then so many wouldn't be so logically lead to agnosticism, which would be the logical conclusion in a world without teleology

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