Famed Atheist Does About-Face, Embraces Christianity: ‘The Only Credible Answer’

Updated: November 18, 2023 at 11:15 am EST  See Comments

An ex-Muslim-turned-atheist became a vocal advocate for women and a fierce critic of her former faith, making international headlines for her commentary and work.

But Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s relationship to the Almighty — and religion — has once again shifted in fantastical fashion, with the activist penning a head-turning op-ed titled, “Why I Am Now a Christian,”

In the piece, she said she’s turned to faith because she found “life without any spiritual solace unendurable.”

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Ali opened the op-ed by recalling a 1927 lecture by Bertrand Russell titled “Why I am Not a Christian.” She said she discovered this lecture in 2002, just one year after she condemned the 9/11 terror attacks.

At the time, she was a non-practicing Muslim, but with so much chaos unfolding around her and with so many opinions about what was driving radical Islamic terror, Ali found herself slipping into skepticism.

“When I read Russell’s lecture, I found my cognitive dissonance easing,” she wrote. “It was a relief to adopt an attitude of scepticism towards religious doctrine, discard my faith in God, and declare that no such entity existed.”

Ali continued, “Best of

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