[quote="Black_Ice, post:1, topic:183544"]
do you know of any?
yes, i do.
many people who were raised in Christian homes, going to church, being confirmed, and even believing in many of the tennants of Christian faith find Islam appealing for a lot of reasons.
first of all, the simple theology. in Islam, Jesus is only a prophet of God, and a human messenger. not God, or God the Son. for the human mind this is much easier to understand, and many assume that "if it makes sense to me, it must be truer than somethying i can not understand, as God is logical".
on that note, Islam does present itself as a very logical, scientific, and rational religion, claiming miracles in the Quran, and presenting the world with a very logical and simple theology. Islamic scientists and thinkers have also contributed a great deal to science, literature, medicine, and technology, and this history helps Muslims to present Islam as logical and rational, and compatible with modern ideas and the real world.
the Quran is also very beautiful, and many are convinced of Islam just by reading it. it rhymes, makes sense to many, covers a huge scope of human experience in a single text, and was revealed to a single person within their own life time. so for many people, the Quran really fits the bill as to what a "book from God" would look and sound and read like, being not only great in scope and beautiful to listen to, but to an extent trans-historical in its narratives. meaning, as the Bible tells the story of history in a basically linear, contextualized fashion, the Quran conveys no sense of linear history as you read straight through it, and its characters, while associated and identified with Biblical people, may as well exist outside of time and place and well as in it.
many are also attracted to Islamic religious culture, the practice of praying five times a day on one's own, the modest, clearly gendered, and traditionalist social culture, and the sense of community among Muslims around the world. in Islam, you really know you are part of a universal brotherhood or sisterhood of believers, all reading the same Quran, praying the same prayers in the same language, believing the same things, and sharing a universally understood religious vocabulary and certain cultural norms.