Left-Wing Democrat Kirsten Powers - From Atheist to Christian

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    "Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I’d be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion—especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt."

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/11/919...-writes-come-jesus-moment-christianity-today/
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    Not sure that I would classify her as left wing. I'm local to where she lives and hear her quite a bit on the radio and can tell you she is not left-wing crazy. I like her, though I disagree with her politics.
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    She has some pretty keen insights, although I do not agree with some of what she says. But she makes her points in a very solid way.

    She also stands up to - and sometimes bests - Mr. Bombast, which is admirable as well.
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    Who's Mr. Bombast?
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    she's right that both atheism and the belief in God are both belief systems

    odd that her open mindedness to get to that point, turned into a conviction for one belief over the other though a dream :huh:

    but if your belief system makes your life richer, and doesn't hurt another, more power to you
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    Sounds vaguely familiar....
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    She is left of center but pretty reasonable.
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    The country would be a saner and more prosperous place if she represented the left-most line of thinking in American politics, instead of the left of right of left of center of it.
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    Doesnt sound like she was much of an atheist, just someone who was basically a lapsed Christian and didnt spend a lot of time thinking about religion as an adult.
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    O'Reallly ?

    Saw one piece where she actually talked over him.

    But I actually have come to respect the guy . . . some . . . lately. In spite of his ego problem.
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    "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion"

    -- Francis Bacon
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    "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but casual dating bringeth men's minds about to religion"*


    -- Kirsten Powers

    *Updated for 21st century
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    Powers has found a niche being a nominal liberal writing to a mostly conservative/conservative-leaning audience. Kind of like David Frum or Ross Douthout, the discerning liberals favorite "reasonable" conservative columnists, who hardly any conservatives ever read.
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    Feminism approves of this post. Educated professional woman's core philosophy changes, must be to please her fella. Sounds legit.
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    She grew up in the church, doesnt sound like her "core philosophy" changed at all. She was just mostly surrounded by people who werent all that religious, until she started dating a religious guy and was. Besides, it goes both ways, its not like men haven't learned to love Jesus because they wanted to love up on a lady.
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    Could be a lot simpler than that, could be she just got tired of being wrong.
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    As regards politicians and talking heads ... we should ignore the personalities and only focus on the message ..... ascertaining to the best of our abilities the veracity of what they say, then do.
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    While it was her then boyfriends suggestion that she be more accepting of the philosophy of religion, it was entirely her own decision to accept it.

    Didn't you even read the link?
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    Well, if she's making claims about being "right" or "wrong" with certainty on these matters, then she was always suited for zealotry of some sort, be it religious or secular in nature.
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    Hmmmmm. Are you ...... "with certainty" ..... absolutely confident in that very definitive assertion?

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