“I was convinced that there is no God.”
Throughout her life, Kirsten Powers was sure that God could not exist. She makes a career, lives a good life. For the sake of a friend she deals with the Bible. And what she experiences in the process completely upsets her previous ideals.
I grew up as the daughter of two archeologists. We went to church occasionally, but religion was never an issue for us. When I grew up, my father expressed his doubts about Christianity and that drove me out the last spark of child faith. At the age of 20, I described myself as an atheist and was convinced that there can be no God.
Life with a career, but no God.
My religion was politics. For six years I worked for the government of Bill Clinton. Then I moved to New York and worked for the Democratic Party. Later for the station Fox News. My whole life was about politics. I did not even think about God. Also all my friends were atheists.
Friendship with a pious
Sometime I met a man who was a Christian. Actually, I thought he was a very unsexy believer, but he was a great guy and we came together. One evening he asked me if I believe that Jesus is my Savior. For him, the question was whether it makes sense in the long term to be with someone who could not share with him the most important thing of his life – his faith. I did not mean to fool him and honestly said that I could never believe in Jesus. For me, faith in God was for children or weak-minded ones.
For the sake of the partner in the church
To give him pleasure, I went to church with him a few weeks later. The congregation met in a hall, a band also played, but the whole pious procedure was not to my taste. Only when the pastor began to preach, I was confessed. I had never heard anyone talk so eloquently. Intellectual, fluid, with historically and philosophically interesting thoughts. The only thing that really bothered me was that he kept talking about Jesus. But his ideas for life grabbed me. I wanted to hear more about that. So I went back. And every time I was impressed again by the words of the pastor.