OK, famous atheist blogger, Leah Libresco, has announced her conversion to Catholicism. I knew of her vaguely, but never read much of her stuff, but sort of wondered why this Atheist was posting comments on Catholic women's blogs? I have a better idea now.
Here's the thing. A lot of people, especially (it seems) Catholics, are expecting Leah to receive an onslaught of hate comments and ridicule from Atheists on her blog. (Like Catholics are immune to doing that sort of thing. I wish we were. If we Catholics actually did love our enemies all the time, we'd probably have none.) Anyway, maybe she will get a lot of hate or negative comments, but I find it very disturbing that this is what we expect of Atheists, as if, being an atheist means being automatically predisposed to unkindness and hatred and that sort of thing.
This is a human problem, not an Atheist problem. Like I said, if Catholics were immune to the problem of hatred and unkindness, the world would be a far better place.
Looking at her blog, briefly, I get the impression she has not gotten too many nasty comments. Catholics and Christians out there, let us stop judging, and let us set the example by loving everyone. We are more neighbors than ever with the world so interconnected with instant communication. We have no excuse.