My Conversion to Christianity

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Coming from a secular agnostic family background, I have been an atheistic materialist and naturalist for most of my life until my late thirties, and was only interested in nature and natural sciences. Due to my interest in modern physics (cosmology, relativity theory, and quantum mechanics) I came to realize fundamental philosophical problems concerning time, causality, and the effectiveness of mathematics, which were supplemented by the hard problem of consciousness. After more than a decade of philosophical/metaphysical search for a coherent world view involving temporary commitments to various views like panentheistic neopaganism, integral thought (Ken Wilber), process thought (Whitehead), neoplatonism with objective idealism (John Leslie), deism, and non-denominational theism, I finally became a dedicated convert to Christianity in my early fifties, after a few troublesome years of residual doubt with epicycles of belief and unbelief. My conversion to Christianity did not involve blind faith in scripture, but was purely based on reason and a careful and critical evaluation of empirical and historical evidence (e.g., concerning the reliability of the Gospels and the historicity of the resurrection) as well as philosophical arguments. I first settled for Roman Catholicism based on historical and philosophical arguments, but later converted to evangelical Reformed Theology (5-point Calvinism) because of scriptural evidence and the truth of the Gospel.