My brother believes in God again after having his first child
\Me and my younger brother have very little in common and both of us grew up in a typical Christian American household. We went to church a lot before we started school, but it stopped before Kindergarten. However when we were younger, for his age, he was usually very rational and mature. In fact he apparently got into atheism before I did, despite growing up with my grandparents who were devout Catholics.
He was around 18 when he told me about how he didn't believe in God when I actually was only just then starting to understand and get atheism.
However about a year ago he had impregnated his long time girlfriend, which was not something he planned. But he told me he believed abortion was murder. Some months after this, we had a get together at a restaurant and my mother brought up church. My brother's response to it was how he wanted to 'get back into church'. I figured he was doing this just to make my mother content.
However I later brought this up to him and he told me that he was being honest about wanting to get into church. I asked him why, and he went on about how he 'knew there was a god/angels/miracles/jesus' after his kid was born. Perhaps that whole "Childbirth is a miracle" thing, but really enough to send him back into irrationality?
I just found it odd.
Have any of you ever felt something like that when you had your own first child? Or perhaps a dramatic (probably positive) life changing experience?