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    Convert and conversion

    I want to know if the words can be used to describe a move from being an atheist to a believer in a kind of religion.

    For example, if I was a Muslem and now I am a Christian, this change is called a conversion. If I did not believe in any religion and now I am a Christian, is this kind of move called an conversion as well?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Convert and conversion

    Sure. Conversion can apply to religion, belief (or non-belief) or any transformation from one state to another.

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    Re: Convert and conversion

    Specific to Christianity, you could also say you were "born again" but that particular phrase (a born-again Christian) tends to be associated with very conservative denominations of Christianity.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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