Here are three stories of hard-hearted atheists that came back to Christ.
Psychology professor Rich Suplita used to sit in the University of Georgia's Tate Plaza holding a handmade sign that read "Ask an atheist" any time a preacher came to campus to share the gospel. As the faculty sponsor of the school's atheist club, he was adept at explaining how to tackle the issues of life without God.
Read the rest of "Ask a (Former) Atheist" here. And then..."Essentially what I was trying to do was offer an atheistic apologetic of how you can explain whatever happens to be true through the lens of atheism, and I think I was pretty good at that," Suplita said during a recent interview.
He was so good, he almost convinced himself. But after six years denying God's existence, Suplita had a dramatic change of heart. When he visits Tate Plaza now, he's the one sharing the gospel.
Excerpt where he describes his conversion to atheism:
…I realised that after a lifetime of churchgoing, the whole house of cards had collapsed for me – the sense of God’s presence in life, and the notion that there was any kind of God, let alone a merciful God, in this brutal, nasty world.Yeah, that’s why I would never send my kids to church until they begged and pleaded to go, and knew why they were doing it. The problem of evil and suffering that he mentions is a solid argument against God, one well worth responding too, that I answer fully here.
But another cause of his atheism was peer pressure – the desire to want to be thought of as smarter than others, the desire to not be bound by morality, the desire for autonomy from the hard task of seeking after the Lord in study and service. (More on this below)You can read the rest of "Ex-atheist A. N. Wilson’s reasons for returning to Christianity" here. And then finally...
Lacey (Mosley) Sturm, the lead singer of hard rock band "Flyleaf" was a suicidal atheist. Here is her story in text, and below is a video: