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By Bob Altemeyer

This groundbreaking research uncovers interesting new info on unexpected shifts in spiritual and nonreligious trust. Amazing Conversions explores, for the 1st time ever, the explanations why converts subscribe to, and apostates pass. the point of interest of this soaking up examine is on a few outstanding humans, with distinctive tales to inform those that sign up for a non secular crew regardless of being raised in nonreligious (or even antireligious) households, and those that, at nice own fee, decide to depart faith inspite of having a deeply spiritual history. Why might an atheist's son turn into a Christian fundamentalist? Why may a "good Catholic woman" make a decision that she quite is an atheist?

The authors of Amazing Conversions, either social psychologists, surveyed millions of teenagers to discover that small quantity who have been "amazing believers" or "amazing apostates." those infrequent participants inform their tales, that are supplemented through their responses to an in depth questionnaire. The ensuing photograph exhibits that incredible believers and remarkable apostates are dramatically diversified teams of individuals, besides the fact that their lives now stand against prior (non)religious education. You, too, can whole an analogous questionnaire to benefit extra approximately your self and your ideals. have you ever skilled an awesome conversion?

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