More often than not, it takes years of reflecting and questioning before someone chooses to modify or leave their faith. But, every so often, a change of faith happens so suddenly, the person can point to a single factor that caused their switch to flip.
We took to Reddit to learn more about what prompts these changes of faith. Amid stories of grave personal developments (like a death in the family) that pushed people farther away from their religions, there were anecdotes describing the smaller moments in people's lives that simply made them view their faith in a different light.
These users adjusted their beliefs due to a book, an experience abroad, or an encounter with a member of their own religion. Their stories remind us that a new sense of spirituality can come from an unlikely, or even an everyday, source.
Ahead, discover what unexpectedly changed seven Redditors' faiths.