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June 22nd, 2012
11:27 AM ET

Prominent atheist blogger converts 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.”

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According to a Patheos post she wrote on Monday, entitled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal,” she began to see parts of Christianity and Catholicism that fit her moral system. Though she now identifies as a Catholic, Libresco questions certain aspects of Catholicism, including the church’s positions on homosexuality, contraception and some aspects of religious liberty.

“There was one religion that seemed like the most promising way to reach back to that living Truth,” Libresco wrote about Catholicism in her conversion announcement post, which has been shared over 18,000 times on Facebook. “I asked my friend what he suggests we do now, and we prayed the night office of the Liturgy of the Hours together.”

At the end of the post, Libresco announces that she is in a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults class and is preparing for baptism. She will continue to blog for Patheos, but under the banner, “A geeky convert picks fights in good faith.”

According to Dan Welch, director of marketing for Patheos, Libresco’s post has received around 150,000 page views so far.

“Leah's blog has gotten steadily more popular since she arrived at Patheos, but a typical post on her blog is probably closer to the range of 5,000 page views,” Welch wrote in an email. “Even now, a few days later, her blog is probably getting 20-30 times its normal traffic.”

Libresco’s announcement has left some atheists scratching their heads.

“I think atheists were surprised that she went with Catholicism, which seems like a very specific choice,” Hemant Mehta, an atheist blogger at Patheos, told CNN. “I have a hard time believing how someone could jump from I don’t believe in God to a very specific church and a very specific God.”

Mehta says that Libresco’s conversion is a “one-off thing” and not something that signals any trend in atheism. “The trends are very clear, the conversions from Catholicism to atheism are much more likely to happen than the other way around,” he said.

But while atheists were puzzled by the conversion, others commended Libresco.

“I know I’ve prayed for her conversion several times, always thinking she would make a great Catholic,” wrote Brandon Vogt, a Catholic blogger. “And with this news, it looks like that will happen. Today heaven is roaring with joy.”

Thomas L. McDonald, a Catholic Patheos blogger, welcomed Libresco to the fold: “Welcome. I know this was hard, and will continue to be so. Don’t worry if the Catholics make it as for difficult for you as the atheists. We only do it to people we love.”

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Libresco says one of the most common questions she has received is how she'll deal with atheists now.

“The great thing about a lot of the atheist and skeptic community is that people talk more critically about ideas and want to see proof provided,” Libresco said. “That kind of analytical thinking is completely useful and the Catholic Church doesn’t need to and should not be afraid of because if you’ve got the facts on your side, you hope they win.”

Libresco is just switching the side she thinks the facts are on.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Atheism • Catholic Church

soundoff (7,475 Responses)
  1. Rajesh

    Vatican money changes people

    June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  2. Maria

    I didn't read anything about her accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior!
    Joining a denomination doesn't save anyone!-Carrying a cross on your neck doesn't save anyone either!
    I hope that she will understand what the Bible says about salvation: we must believe that Jesus died for our sins and that He rose again.We must believe in Him with our heart and confess Him with our mouth.We also must repent and confess our sins to God.He is faithful and righteous to forgive us and to cleanse us in the precious blood of Jesus.
    Over 30 years ago I got on my knees and I wept before the Lord and I repented for all of my sins. After that the Lord blessed me with dreams about Himself and visions!-We must read His Word and obey it!-There is no greater love than the love of God!-After all He gave us His precious Son to give His life for us so that we can have everlasting life!-Thank You Father!-Thank You Precious Jesus!-Thank You Holy Spirit for revealing Jesus to us and for convicting us of our sins!

    June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  3. Rainer Braendlein

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    And said moderators still have not solved the chronological placement of comments once the number of comments gets above about 100. They recently have taken to dividing the comments in batches of 50 or so, for some strange reason. Maybe they did this to solve the chronology problem only to make comment reviews beyond the tedious.
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    June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  4. Petercha

    "at the heart of her decision were questions of morality and how one finds a moral compass." We need more folks to be concerned about this nowadays – it's one reason why I favor the return of prayer and Bible reading into the public schools.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • Mark C

      Yes, but then again you're an imbecile

      June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • mandarax

      Please defend your implication that the bible is a good source for morality.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • ialsoagree

      Why? So we can follow a supposed god whose follower's claim that the deities own writing shows how that deity directly or indirectly caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people?

      Yeah, great moral compass there!

      I think we'd be better off taking after the Parah people when it comes to morality. By the way, their society is entirely secular agnostic atheist.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • Petercha

      Mandrax, read the Bible for yourself, especially the New Testament. And ialsoagree, being that God is the creator and giver of life, it is also His right to take life if He sees fit. Isaiah 55:9.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • mandarax

      Sorry, Petercha, I've already done that. Besides, that is not an answer to the question. I suggest this to you, if the bible is such an effective conduit to morality, why don't the bible belt states have the lowest crime rates, the lowest poverty rates, and fewest social ills in the nation? In fact, nearly the opposite is true. Conversely, why do the least religious nations (e.g., Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Japan) also generally have the lowest crime rates and highest measures of individual happiness? The evidence indicates that bible reading and prayer aren't strongly associated with morality at all.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
    • bob

      You are so wrong, Petercha. Children today need to read about the great love that the Flying Spaghetti Monster has for all of us.

      June 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  5. IslandAtheist

    It's the boyfriend stupid.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  6. Righteo

    Prominent? I bet nobody here knows who she is.

    Existentially, even she doesn't know who she is.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Robert

      Righteo exhibits behavior of a person who is hostile to Christianity. He will applaud anyone who takes the anti-Christian side UNTIL that person realizes that Jesus Christ really is the savior of the world. He will then turn on that person and try to silence them by discrediting them. But his hostility really isn't with that person, but with the Lord Jesus Christ. It proves the very words of Christ, that "men loved darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil." That's what Jesus says about you Righteo, that your deeds are evil, and that is why you hate the light.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • sam

      Oh my god, Robert, shut up.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Real Deal

      "Atheism fails to provide a moral compass."

      Atheism is simply the lack of belief in a god or gods. It claims no "moral compass". That comes from reason and logic and empathy.

      Theists just make up stuff that they say that their god 'wants'. There is no verified evidence for supernatural beings nor for their 'desires' or other human-like characteristics.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Real Deal

      ** sorry, wrong spot.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Robert

      See Sam, you are, in the words of Christ, "supressing the truth in unbelief" because you "love darkness and hate the light, because your deeds are evil." You can't escape it. You're trying to silence me now and if you had the chance, and the laws supported it, you would kill me for telling you the truth just as those who hate the truth have murdered the prophets from the beginning (also words of Christ). You can silence me, but you won't be able to silence the Lord Christ when he's ordering his mighty angels to throw you uncerimoniously into Hell. You really should be very afraid because there will be no escape.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Actually Robert, I think it might be more for the reasons of your condescending atti.tude, your rambling irrelevancies, and your unjustified assumptions.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • sam

      It's that I'm becoming vicariously embarassed for you, Robert.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  7. Oscar

    All of the negative comments proves her point, Atheism fails to provide a moral compass.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Moron

      Atheists are not a hate group. Other than the neo nazis and KKK, the church is the only organization to openly spread hate for gays.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • Petercha

      Good point, Oscar.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • ialsoagree

      Atheism doesn't provide a moral compass in the exact same way that religions don't provide an explanation for how planes fly.

      They don't do something they NEVER claimed they could do – woopdy do!

      Morality comes from the moral situations themselves. In my opinion, this is the only possible source for objective morality.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Robert

      Moron, Athiesm IS in fact, a hate group. They hate Christians and, when given the opportunity, put them to death. Look at any communist country as just one example. They were officially athiest and as such, persecuted and murderd Christians by the millions. But you know, one day Jesus (who has all power and might) is going to destroy them by sending them to an Hell under the eternal wrath of almight God. And it will be perfect justice.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Robert

      P.S. And there is nothing you can do about it. The Supreme Court won't even be able to save you. And you know what? By your increased hostility you are only making your coming judgement worse than it already is.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • CNNuthin

      If the blog was about a Catholic blogger converting to Atheism, there would be just as many negative comments, but from Christians.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • sam

      Robert, Jesus frowns on name calling and talk of hell. He will likely smite you. You should go pray on it.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Robert

      You can't win in a fight against God. The only thing you can do is to admit that you're wrong, that you're a Hell-deserving sinner, that you're sorry and ask for mercy. If you do that, Christ will be merciful to you. That's the only way anyone gets to heaven.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Robert

      Sam, if you're right, which you're not, then Jesus frowns on Himself because He called the Pharisees "sons of the devil." There's a time and place for you. It's sad that so many, such as Sam, are so ignorant of the Bible.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Real Deal

      "Atheism fails to provide a moral compass.."

      Atheism is simply the lack of belief in a god or gods. It claims no "moral compass". That comes from reason and logic and empathy.

      Theists and religionists just make up stuff that they say that their god 'wants'. There is no verified evidence for supernatural beings nor for their 'desires' or other human-like characteristics.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • sam

      Talking about the devil and hell is going to get your meds upped, Robert.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  8. michigan

    hahah come on all you atheist dont want to have a good debate with me about why theres a god or no god? All you can say is theres no god then say you dont have to prove it. lmao

    Yes theres a lot of hypocrites in the churches today. You see Christians aren't suppose to judge people. God is. Thats one of the main reasons why so many people are turned off by the Christian churches but theres still more good Christian churches out there that don't judge you then there is the ones that do. You just don't here about any of the good churches because media tends to only focus on all of the negative going on in the world.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • myweightinwords

      It matters little to an atheist if a church is "good" because they still do not believe in God.

      Perhaps, if all of us, rather than challenging those who are different to "prove" that which is believed, and instead ask them questions about their journey, we might ultimately find understanding and common ground.

      Unfortunately I have learned that conversation is not welcome here for the most part. By either "side"...even though there is much more to religion and spirituality in two sides most represented here.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • michigan

      @myweightinwords i agree with you on that. I just want to have a respectable debate and ask questions like what you mentioned but everyone on here is just attacking each other for having different beliefs. smh no wonder why our country and world we live in is so messed up today.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • jon custer

      okay sir let me explain this, the claim "there is a god" is a positive claim, all positive claims MUST by defualt be proven correct. Otherwise there is no reason to belive the claim is valid. saying "there is no god" is a negitive claim, this requires no evidance to prove. This is best described by me saying "there is a tiny jade tea pot orbiting pluto" I just made a positive claim. You on the other hand say "there is no tiny jade pot orbiting pluto, since there is no evidance of its existance" thats the negitive claim, this claim does not have to be backed up by anything more then the fact there IS NO evidance of the jade tea kettle. It is up to the person making the positive claim to provide the evidance. There is no debate, i can't prove non existance, non-existance is assumed untill existance is proven.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • AverageJoe76

      @michigan –
      'm Agnostic. I finally came to grips that religious dogma wasn't for me, and it didn't absorb well. So I believe I was agnostic by default, because I always felt this way deep down. I think when religion attempts to be detailed, it fails. Simply because they get into what is believed to be the 'Word Of God'. I think it's impossible to have captured the 'Word'. Because I don't think God will ever reveal himself in such a manner if it does exsist. Speaking to a select human(s)? And telling them to 'pass along the message'. I mean, that's kinda lazy for a Creator of the Universe.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • michigan

      @jon custer. what if i think that there is a god and your claim there isnt is a positive and my claim is a negative. Then you have to prove there isn't. hahaha i can say the same question to you. Can i ask you a question. What is your belief of how the world started?

      June 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • michigan

      @ average joe 76. My question to you is what is your beliefs of how the world started? How was water created? how was light created? what created all of the stars and the planets? why are humans the only living thing in the world that does such bad things to others? Animals only kill to eat but why are humans the only ones to kill for no resasons?

      June 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • michigan

      i love how people say comments back to me but when i ask them a question none of the atheist want to answer them.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
    • jon custer

      already replyed back to you, my answers are a little more complcated then "god dun it" however.......

      June 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • jon custer

      heh spent a half an hour typing up a response, and it hasnt posted yet..........is there a word limit here or something =/

      June 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  9. Tim Tebow

    I can't wait for my date with Kirk Cameron. Hopefully he enters my "holiest" of holes.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • michigan

      hahah so because 2 famous people are Christians you say there gay with each other. lmao I'm not going around saying gay jokes about you being atheist so why do it to me.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • sam

      It wouldn't be considered slander to an atheist. But you know, christians gotta watch out for TEH GHEYS.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • michigan

      @sam it is slander because you are sayin jokes about them for their Christian beliefs. Its just like if we were on here making racist joke about a certain race.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • sam

      There's nothing insulting about being gay, michigan. Nice try though.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • michigan

      @sam no there is nothing wrong for being gay. I have gay family members who are accepted in the church. My thing is why say something about somebody that there not because of there religion.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • sam

      That was definitely a much better way to put it.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  10. Gromit801

    Schizophrenia can strike anyone, anytime. Like it did her.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  11. GoStickYourReligion.

    Isn't it interesting how the majority of human beings on this planet claim to be so "religious," but these righteous angels can't stop murdering children over money? It's just fascinating to me.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  12. asdf

    She'll write a book and then convert and write another book. She'll make money being the world's most ironic charlatan.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  13. ImCatholic

    For those of you making fun of her or saying that the idea of God is ridiculous, I guess I just don't get you. If you are an atheist, that's fine for you. If she decides to become a Catholic, why are you bashing her and, really, why are you protesting so much? If it doesn't affect you, it really isn't your place to tell her that she is a fool, there is no God, religion is evil, etc. Methinks though doth protest too much.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • OOO

      Sounds like your a catholic whose afraid of a good debate.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Answer

      The reality of this world and this universe for us atheists is in accepting the fundamental – evidence.

      Using your senses.. if you religious people want your sky fairies to be real for us to accept – then prove them. Bring them out in this reality. That goes for your god.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Dennis

      Answer – The point of his post is we aren't trying to convert you. Believe what you will and we will believe what we will. Being condescending doesn't have much appeal....

      June 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • mike

      tell that to your buddy tum tum...the crabbiest most unhappy condescending blogger on this site....

      June 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  14. Veritas

    Nonsense

    June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  15. Notashamed!

    Hah instantly accepted! No way my post was longer than "a dose of reality" garbage he just contributed to this discussion.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  16. Youth

    I recommend Clearasil for her pimple problem. It will go away with age as well, just like her desire to throw away her values to catch and appease a man.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • patrick

      haha

      June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • michigan

      what kind of a person are you to bash a girl and make fun of her looks because she became a Christian?

      June 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  17. phenneck

    If she wants to do it good for her. It's her business. The fact of the matter is is that she's not prominent. This isn't news worthy. If this was Harris or Dawkins or even one of the lesser known voices in the community like aronra or thunderf00t you may have a story worth writing about.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  18. AnotherAtheistBlogger

    As an atheist blogger myself and someone who reads a huge number of atheist blogs and websites, I have never heard of this person. Sounds to me like she might have been the "top" atheist on a RELIGIOUS site. Whoopdeedoo.

    This whole story smacks of being staged, or indicates that she wasn't an atheist to begin with. This "atheist" prayed for her conversion repeatedly before making this decision? Who was she praying to if she was an atheist? None of this makes any sense.

    And newsflash – way more religious people are becoming atheist or agnostic than the other way around. Even if this story were true, it doesn't mean much of anything.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • sam

      Well...yes. It seems kind of odd that she deicded to join her boyfriend's faith, and then continues to take issue with parts of it. If she doesn't agree with certain portions of the dogma, I can't figure out how she'll be welcomed into that specific religion.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Dliodoir

      That's not true actually. The number of Christians is remaining steady or growing slightly and other faiths, like Islam, are growing more rapidly. The number of people as identifying as atheist has increased but has not surpassed the growth of people of faith. And that's just in the US. Globally Christianity and Islam is growing rapidly as are other faiths. There have always been atheists. In our Western society it is now more safe and acceptable for them to openly identify as such. But they have always been and will remain a small minority.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • grist

      ^This. So much this.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Answer

      Companionship.. fear of death.. fear of being alone. All emotional states that one can be pressured with, or subjected to, to begin the conversion.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • sam

      You hold onto that wish, Dliodoir. Societies change.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Dennis

      So much hate from the atheist community here. Just because she doesn't agree with you doesn't make her a bad person. I am Christian, one of my best friends is an atheist and I love having discussions with him because we RESPECT each other. For all the ranting the atheist community does about Christians not thinking for ourselves, blah blah blah. When someone thinks differently then them, they are instantly stereotyped as stupid. Whether you are religious or not every person should live by the golden rule, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • sam

      Dennis, who said she was a bad person? Why are you inserting personal bias into this?

      June 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  19. Chris

    In other words, you spend enough time around a certain group of people and you'll inevitably become just like them. Take the hardest, prison-serving, thug, black man and throw him in with a bunch of white yupees and I promise you he'll be the whitest, yupee of them all within a year. It's human nature.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  20. paginger

    sucker. More compass?. I know alot of "christians" that don't have one.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
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