This article believes so. According to the Sun Online (I know, I know), he told friends before his death ‘You don’t get any atheists on the battlefield’.
To be honest, God is a huge factor on many battlefields. Just listen to what both sides shout when firing their weapons. If the beautiful open fields were filled with more secular views, many of the wars we see today would not have even started. And for God to watch over such wars, well that doesn’t exactly fill me with religious pride.
Such faith in God only furthers the idea that people turn to faith when there is nothing else to turn to. A safety net and a last resort. Similar to the flailing limbs of a person falling from a great height, we do anything we can to try and rectify the situation and ensure our safety no matter how useless.
‘Look at me, I’m in heaven’
The first words in Lazarus, a song on his most recent and sadly last album Blackstar. So did Bowie adopt the Christian faith in his final months?
The vagueness of this statement doesn’t help things, we can only assume like we did with so much of his life and music. And to be honest it doesn’t matter. I do not take death bed conversions as evidence for a deity, it is more of a cling on to hope. This doesn’t help the theist argument, instead it helps to show that religion is fuelled by hope not evidence and with that, an atheistic view remains intact. It doesn’t matter how credible the individual nor how respected they were in life, a last minute conversion of faith shows hope, not knowledge.