Are you as honest in your search for the truth as Antony Flew?
Antony Flew for 50 years was one of the world’s preeminent atheists when he published over 30 books in which he made the case against God’s existence. One thing however kept Antony Flew from staying an atheist which was that he had made it his commitment to honestly, “follow the argument wherever it leads” which lead him to a belief in God as Creator.
Read Antony Flew’s book, “There is a God” and find out if you are honest in your search for the truth.
(Below are clips of Lee Strobel interviewing Flew)
More Well-Known Converts and Reverts to God
* Anders Borg – Sweden’s Minister for Finance.
* Kirk Cameron –an American actor best-known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy, Growing Pains, as well as several other television and film appearances as a child actor. Recently, he portrayed the lead roles in the Left Behind film series and in the 2008 drama film, Fireproof.
* Whittaker Chambers – Former Communist turned conservative writer.
* Francis Collins – Geneticist who was an atheist until age 27, but then converted to Christianity.
* Joy Davidman – Poet and wife of C. S. Lewis.
* Avery Dulles – A Jesuit priest, theologian, and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was raised Presbyterian, but was an agnostic before his conversion.
* André Frossard – French journalist who was atheist, but converted to Catholicism in 1935.
* Eugene D. Genovese – Historian who went from Stalinist to conservative.
* Simon Greenleaf – one of the principle founders of Harvard Law School, professor of law at Harvard University and president of the Massachusetts Bible Society.
* Nicky Gumbel – Raised atheist and became an Evangelical Anglican. He is known for his work with the Alpha course.
* Keir Hardie – Raised atheist and became a Christian socialist.
* Anna Haycraft –Raised as a member of Britain’s Comtist and atheistic “Church of Humanity”, but became a conservative Catholic in adulthood.
* Ammon Hennacy – Initially an atheist labor activist he became a religious pacifist in the Atlanta Penitentiary.
* Ignace Lepp – French psychiatrist whose parents were freethinkers and who joined the Communist party at age fifteen. He broke with the party in 1937 and eventually became a Catholic priest.
* Félix Leseur – Doctor turned priest. His conversion, in part, came by efforts of his wife who was declared a Servant of God by the Catholic Church.
* C. S. Lewis – writer who became an atheist as a young man, later paradoxically describing himself as being “very angry with God for not existing”. He returned to Christianity and wrote many books about his faith.
* Gabriel Marcel – A leading Christian existentialist. His upbringing was agnostic.
* Alister McGrath –Biochemist and Christian theologian. Founder of ‘Scientific theology’ and critic of Richard Dawkins in books like Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life and The Dawkins Delusion.
* Claude McKay – Bisexual Jamaican poet who went from Communism to Catholicism.
* Lacey Mosley – Vocalist and lyricist for Alternative metal band Flyleaf.
* William J. Murray – Son of Madalyn Murray O’Hair who became a born again preacher.
* Bernard Nathanson –A founder of NARAL Pro-Choice America who dubbed himself a “Jewish atheist”, but later became a Pro-life activist who converted to Catholicism.
* Marvin Olasky – Former Marxist turned Christian conservative, he edits the Christian World (magazine).
* Rosalind Picard – Director of the Affective computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab. She was raised atheist, but converted to Christianity in her teens.
* Enoch Powell – Conservative Party (UK) member who converted to Anglicanism.
* George R. Price – Geneticist who became an Evangelical Christian and wrote about the New Testament. Later he moderated his evangelistic tendencies and switched from religious writing to working with the homeless.
* Gerald Priestland – News correspondent who discusses having once been the “school atheist” in Something Understood: An Autobiography. He became a Quaker after an emotional breakdown.
* Anne Rice – best-selling American author of Gothic and religious-themed books.
* Dame Cicely Saunders – Templeton Prize and Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize winning nurse known for palliative care. She converted to Christianity as a young woman.
* Edith Stein –Phenomenologist philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun; declared a saint by John Paul II.
* Peter Steele – Lead singer of Type O Negative.
* Lee Strobel –writer, Christian apologist, a former journalist at Chicago Tribune and megachurch pastor.
* Fay Weldon – British novelist and feminist.
* A. N. Wilson – Biographer and novelist who entered the theological St Stephen’s House, Oxford before proclaiming himself an atheist and writing against religion. He announced his return to Christianity in 2009.
* John C. Wright – Science fiction author, now a Catholic.