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Jennifer Fulweiler was a committed, lifelong atheist who thought religion was for the intellectually inferior. But then life changed; science and reason were no longer sufficient. As she began a quest for spiritual truth, Jennifer researched every world religion but Christianity, which she felt the least likely to be true. But then her husband recommended she consider Christianity, the one major religion whose founder claimed to be God. Jennifer began a blog to chronicle her journey and the results led her to an unexpected place. Find out more here.
My name’s Jennifer Fulwiler. I was a lifelong atheist and I’m now a Christian. I read a blog called conversion diary, it’s a comical of the ups and downs of what it’s like to have faith after an entire life of being an atheist. I never believe in God, not even as a child, when my dad would come read books to me at night, I believe I was in fourth or fifth grade and our nightly reading was Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, so I was very much raised on a diet of science and reason and evidence-based rational thought. You believe what you can prove; I believe that it have hands, because I can see them, I believe in a black hole even though I’ve never seen one, but you know science can tell us about the way matter moves around it, that we can observe, and so this very rational world view always made sense to me on a fundamental level. Before I got to the point that I could really start researching faith with an open mind, something had to happen and for me that occurred after my first child was born. I looked down and thought, “What is this baby?” And I thought, “Well, from a pure atheist, materialist perspective, he is a collection of randomly evolved chemically reactions.” And I realized if that’s true, that all the love that I feel for him, that it’s all nothing more than chemical reactions in our brains and I looked down at him and I realized that’s not true; it’s not the truth. I didn’t know where to go from there, but that’s what prompted me to start researching topics of spirituality. I got my books about Buddhism and about every religion except for Christianity, basically. I assumed that anything can be true except for Christianity. And my husband, who considered himself a non-practicing Christian said, “You might want to start with the one major world religion, whose founder claimed to be God.” After all that’s a really easy claim to disprove if it’s not true and I thought well, that’s a fair point. I was such a through-and-through atheist that I have to admit I was ignorant of these great Christian thinkers, what about Thomas Aquinas, what about Augustine, what about Descartes, I mean all of these great thinkers throughout history were not theists, but Christians. And I was really surprised when I actually found these very intellectually rigorous books where people talked about their faith from a place of reason and not a place of emotion and when I looked at evidence like that on the whole, I started to think something explosive, something world changing happened in first century Palestine. You have this guy named Jesus who comes from a lower class region, gains a bunch of lower class followers and ends up being executed by the Romans and yet in droves you see thousands and thousands of Jews giving up these traditions that they had held dear for thousands of years and the people who joined in on this new religion, there was no benefit for them, it was a persecuted religion. People who joined this religion didn’t tend to work out too well, they tended to lose social status and often faced death. But I wasn’t yet convinced and ready to become a Christian and so I started a blog, I just threw out every hard question I could think of, I just put it all out there on the blog and as I would watch the atheists and the Christians go back and forth and debate. I realized we atheists, we don’t have the lock on reason that I thought we did. But what I saw what the Christians was, they had that too, they had all the knowledge of science and material world that we atheists did. Yet they have the total picture of the human experience of love and triumph and hope, they can articulate that in a way that the atheist couldn’t. It wasn’t until after I had made the intellectual decision to become a Christian that I think I finally believed it in my heart. When I set my pride aside and said okay, I feel like I’m talking to myself, but Jesus I want a relationship with you, I want to know you even though I don’t know how to go about doing that, this piece entered my life, this joy. The way my whole being was transformed, there was just no question that this is somebody real, I think that not only I’m not more alive now that I am a Christian, but I’m so much more intellectually alive, finally nothing is off limits, I can ask questions about science, but I can also ask questions the spiritual world and I’m free to really seek the truth.