Great Escapes

How the Raving Atheist Became the Raving Theist

In December of 2008 a popular blogger known as "The Raving Atheist" announced his conversion to Christianity and changed the site's masthead to "The Raving Theist," dedicating it "to Jesus Christ, now and forever." The unbelievers in his readership reacted with a combination of vitriol and, for lack of a better word, unbelief. The Raving Atheist had frequently denounced such conversion stories as hoaxes and believed it could never happen to him, until he experienced for himself what he now knows was God's grace. Nor did his readers have the benefit of the account he is about to give.

I grew up in a largely secular area of Long Island. My mother was the...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #17, Summer 2011 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo17/great-escapes

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