The deathbed conversion is an event that is often viewed with extreme skepticism, but can be, for theologians of an Arminian view, like myself, an occasion where God’s grace can operate.

However, there is something to be said for scepticism when dictators backed into a corner embrace religion. Foreign Policy profiles five cases of tyrants discovering faith and repenting. Not for me to judge them, though I confess I find the sincerity of Col. Qadaffi’s #1 son (pictured above) and henchman, especially dubious. Read and see what you think.