Talk:Deathbed conversion

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Possible future 'converters'?[edit]

Richard Dawkins; Christopher Hitchens (I know he's already dead, but give it a decade or two.); Terry Pratchett; Stephen Hawking; Stephen Fry; Lawrence Krauss. I'm slightly surprised that Herr Nietzsche hasn't had one yet. --Scherben (talk) 17:37, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Like clockwork... --Paul S (talk) 23:48, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Sad, but all too expected. The Hitchens one is new info for me, however. --Scherben (talk) 02:16, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Charles II[edit]

...actually 'converted' at the last moment 'for the money' (as part of the deal with Louis XIV).

There are also those cases where it is the convention to express religious belief (or become a religious) at the very end of life; and there are likely to be many cases of 'I am looking forward to the next big adventure.'

Surely God (however defined) will be more impressed by someone saying 'I was faithful to my lack of religious belief and I was as ethical and helpful to those around me as I could' than by someone who expresses a last minute display of hypocrisy? Anna Livia (talk) 10:40, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

How come[edit]

There are never any deathbed conversions away from the religions who claim them? Anna Livia (talk) 09:58, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

@Anna Livia Atwater actually did convert to Catholicisim after his received his cancer diagnosis as likely terminal (Lee Atwater § Conversion to Roman Catholicism and repentance.Wikipedia's W.svg It's not clear what he converted from however. Bongolian (talk) 16:14, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
But apart from the joke which goes along the lines of 'Why are you converting to (another faith) on your deathbed?'. 'So one of them rather than one of ours dies' whoever is speaking attempts to claim the notable person in question. Anna Livia (talk) 23:05, 26 May 2019 (UTC)