Tales of religious conversion are of widespread interest.
A famous one is the one of Saint Paul the Apostle (5 AD-67 AD), from Tarsus, Turkey. During the first half of his life, Saint Paul was an orthodox Jew who ruthlessly and zealously persecuted those Jews who were Christians, i.e., followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ who believed Jesus to be the Messiah promised to Israel in the Old Testament. (Jesus was already dead and supposedly resurrected by then.) During a trip from Jerusalem to Damascus, Paul fell from his horse and hit his head, whereupon he had a vision of Jesus Christ, enveloped by a great light (of millions of lumens). The light of the vision was so powerful that it left him blind for 3 days, at the end of which he regained his sight thanks to a miracle performed on him by a saint called Ananias of Damascus. After the vision, Saint Paul dedicated the rest of his life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. He went on to found many chapters of the Christian Fraternity throughout the Mediterranean basin. The 13 epistles of the New Testament are due to him. (An epistle is a book from the New Testament of the Bible in the form of a letter from an Apostle: eg. Saint Paul’s epistle to the Romans.) Saint Paul appears to have been on friendly terms with the first Christian pope, Saint Peter, although there is at least one documented incident when they had a spat (Incident at Antioch)
More recently, Lubos Motl, an orthodox String Theorist committed to persecuting the Smolin/Woit crackpots of the world, fell from his bicycle and hit his head during a trip from Jerusalem Street to Damascus Street in his home town of Pissner, Czechia. The fall blinded Lubos for 3 days, but then a Czech porn star and amateur quantum computerist named Ana restored his sight. In gratitude, Lubos has now decided to spend the rest of his life spreading the sacred word of how quantum computers ain’t all that dumb, since they are just a trivial consequence of string theory. Lubos intends to write at least 130 modern epistles, aka blog posts, about quantum computing and to spread the QC faith throughout the String Theory basin. He has even uttered, though reluctantly, some mildly flattering words about the current QC pope, Scott Aaronson. Lubos and il Papa are in complete agreement in their beliefs that there is nothing in physics that will prevent us from building quantum computers. Despite this agreement, since these are two dogs that love to bark, they still find reasons to have friendly barking matches with each other. Such barking matches can be quite amusing to witness since these are undoubtedly two very smart dogs. Who knows what the QC future holds: maybe The Lubos Quantum Computer, built by Rumanian slave child laborers at the Lubos Plant in Czechia?