List of Atheists Converted to Christiainty.


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This is a list of notable converts to Christianity from Atheism.


  1. ^ Seattle Times "In 1975, he threw off his atheism and became a Christian."
  2. ^ Wall Street Journal
  3. ^ The Guardian "I grew up, and stopped being an atheist, in my 20s, in the 1980s."
  4. ^ Sin: An Honest Mistake?, by Kirk Cameron, Boundless Webzine. From the introduction: "But much more noteworthy than his acting career was his conversion to Christianity. Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and described himself as a devout atheist from a very young age." (Accessed 13 June 2007)
  5. ^ Heritage Foundation
  6. ^ TruTV: "He had been an atheist and had been kicked out of Columbia University for writing a play considered blasphemous."
  7. ^ "He converted from atheism to Christianity in his twenties after seeing how radically his patients' faith transformed their experience of suffering, and after reading several works by C. S. Lewis." The Question of God: Interview with Francis Collins, WGBH Educational Foundation, 2004 (Accessed 14 June 2007)
  8. ^ Ohio Atheists
  9. ^ [http"// Statement disavowing Atheism]
  10. ^ San Francisco Chronicle: At 8, she read H. G. Wells' "The Outline of History" and pronounced herself an atheist.
  11. ^ Obituary at the Independent
  12. ^ I have met Him: God exists by André Frossard "We were what could be called perfect atheists, the kind that no longer ever question their atheism." (not in link itself)
  13. ^ "The making of gay marriage’s top foe" by Mark Oppenheimer; Salon: "I was an atheist from the youngest age. When I was 16, I became a Randian. Becoming a Catholic began as an intellectual thing."
  14. ^ [Bo Giertz, The Hammer of God,revised edition, XIII, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, 2005.
  15. ^ "Patrick Greene, Longtime Atheist Activist, Announces Conversion To Christianity" (in English). The Huffington Post. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012. "Two months after he threatened to sue a Texas county for allowing a Nativity scene on public property, longtime atheist Patrick Greene has announced that he is not only converting to Christianity, but also plans to become a pastor, the Christian Post reports."
  16. ^ "Texas atheist activist Patrick Greene’s conversion spurred by Christian woman’s compassionate act" (in English). The National Post. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012. "A few months ago Patrick Greene was an atheist who was threatening to sue Henderson County, Texas, if the county didn’t remove a Nativity scene from its courthouse lawn. Today he is a believer in Christ who underwent a radical change of heart that was catalyzed by the compassion of one Christian woman."
  17. ^ Men who made Labour: the PLP of 1906, pg 75
  18. ^ Spartacus Schoolnet "Although raised as an atheist, Hardie was converted to Christianity in 1897."
  19. ^ Telegraph "She reacted strongly against her parents' beliefs and became a Catholic at 19, because she 'no longer found it possible to disbelieve in God.'" (pg 2)
  20. ^ Near Christianity: "Hitchens describes his tumultuous journey from atheist to Christian and the moral reasoning that caused his conversion," book description
  21. ^ I couldn't paint golden angels by Albert Meltzer, pg 319
  22. ^ Stockport Express 17 May 2006
  23. ^ Cotswold Journal 14th October 2010
  24. ^ Time Magazine from July 19, 1963 "Lepp has the credentials to explain the mind of the atheist: he was one himself for 27 years."
  25. ^ "The Killer and the Pastor" article from
  26. ^ "Lewis lapsed into atheism in his teens but experienced a reconversion to Christianity in 1931." Lewis, C.S.. (2007). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 28, 2007, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online
  27. ^ MSNBC
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  30. ^ A Fierce Hatred of Injustice By Winston James, Claude McKay: "Prior to his conversion to Catholicism in 1944, his atheism was one of the most powerful and enduring threads of continuity in his outlook on life."
  31. ^ Claude McKay: rebel sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance : a biography, pgs 357-359
  32. ^ biography on official website
  33. ^ Norge IDAG - Monsen med bok om sin tro
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  35. ^ Interview for Christianity Today: I was so outspoken about not believing in God. I had real problems with Christians.]
  36. ^ statement of William J. Murray
  37. ^ Nathanson, Bernand Aborting America (1981 Pinnacle Books)
  38. ^ Marxism and Me by Marvin Olasky: My communism was based on atheism, and when I could no longer be an atheist, I resigned from the party.
  39. ^ Creators Syndicate Profile
  40. ^ Cassell dictionary of Italian literature, pg 423: "Although a confirmed atheist in his youth, Papini experienced a religious conversion in later life...
  41. ^ Interview at Inspire Magazine
  42. ^ The Guardian's obituary of Powell
  43. ^ University of Bielefeld
  44. ^ Chronicle of Higher Education article obituary (Copied by has the following "Because George was a fire-spitting atheist and Julia a devout Christian, their relationship was contentious from the beginning. After eight years, the marriage ended in acrimony." "On June 7 [1970] I gave in and admitted that God existed", he explained to friends.
  45. ^ Antiqbook
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  47. ^ Article from the University of Wollongong
  48. ^ Sustaining the earth by John Young, pgs 96-112
  49. ^ New Scientist Jul 26, 1984. pg 38
  50. ^ The Australian
  51. ^ University of Chicago "made a spiritual journey from atheism to agnosticism before eventually converting to Catholicism"
  52. ^ Decibel Magazine
  53. ^ Strobel's official website calls him an "Atheist-turned-Christian."
  54. ^ "...he was an atheist arguing for religious values, a man writing an essay on religion 'in a spirit of irreligion.'... He would not convert to Catholicism for two decades, but his need for religious authority was acute even in 1930." Allen Tate: Orphan of the South, p. 167, biographer Thomas A. Underwood, Princeton University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-691-06950-6
  55. ^ The Guardian Quote: Even though she was raised an atheist, in the past three or four years she has been going to church. In her eighth decade, she has even submitted to being baptised.
  56. ^ "At that time, I was an atheist." "...I was converted as I repented of my sins and asked God to accept me in Christ." My Spiritual Pilgrimage from Theistic Evolution to Creationism by Monty White
  57. ^ New Statesman
  58. ^ Advocates for self-government (A Libertarian site) says of him "A lifelong 'vehement, argumentative, proselytizing atheist,' Wright suffered a heart attack in 2003 and soon afterwards had a 'supernatural' religious experience that made him, he wrote, 'aware of a spiritual dimension of reality of which I had hitherto been unaware... I was altered down to the root of my being.' Wright is now a Christian.