A N Wilson on trying to be an atheist

Posted: August 8, 2013 by J in Pastoral issues, Theology

Came across this fascinating article in the New Statesman from A N Wilson, biographer of C S Lewis and of Jesus. He describes his conversion to atheism, and subsequent falling away. Turns out its not that easy to be an atheist…

By nature a doubting Thomas, I should have distrusted the symptoms when I underwent a “conversion experience” 20 years ago. Something was happening which was out of character – the inner glow of complete certainty, the heady sense of being at one with the great tide of fellow non-believers. For my conversion experience was to atheism. There were several moments of epiphany, actually, but one of the most dramatic occurred in the pulpit of a church.

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