Before you fall all over yourself swooning over one atheist who became a believer, consider this: almost all of the atheists posting here were once theists of one flavor or another, mostly protestant or catholic christians.<quoted text>
1. The fact remains he existed he was a famous atheist and before his death he decided there was intelligent design and a GOD. That is fact. The original poster (Maddy) was correct. To my knowledge the poster didn't endorse those beliefs and neither have I.
While there may well be an occasional atheist who converts to christianity, overwhelmingly, the movement is in the other direction, with former believers leaving faith behind.
Consider also that there is substantial social pressure on unbelieving christians (or muslims, for that matter) to stay in the closet and not identify as atheist, despite their lack of belief. Coming out as atheist is hard, and often leads to rejection within one's family, ostracism by believers, and a risk of being stigmatized (an ironic use of the word, granted). On the other hand, converting from atheism to belief is quite easy, and one knows one will be welcomed into the community of believers. Yet, even though society is structured to make leaving faith hard and joining faith easy, the vast majority of people who change their position, do so by rejecting religion.
Finally, consider the fact that Flew is so notable for abandoning atheism, which makes him rather singular. Many more leave christianity. They are not famous for doing so, simply because it is so common. "Atheist becomes christian" is like "man bites dog", newsworthy because it is so rare. Christian becomes atheist is like dog bites man, so common as to be not newsworthy unless the atheist or the dog accomplishes the feat in some truly unusual way.