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Created on Aug 15 2011
Good Evening Dr. Dawkins,
First off, I want to express my appreciation of you. I believe that you have been blessed with a great amount of intellect, and an uncanny ability to expound what you believe. Your ability not only to iterate your thoughts to millions through your publications, but also argue and provide meaningful discourse with those who challenge you are both admirable and unique. I say this because I believe that exceedingly few individuals have your abilities, and fewer still use them in a way that truly impact people. To squander one's gift(s) (as we are not all necessarily "equal" in these regards) may be the mark of the greatest foolishness. So you are very much appreciated!
My primary reason for writing you though is to tell you nothing less than the God of this Universe Loves you (I find that I must capitalize "Love" in order that it can be distinguished from the love so often expressed in earthy terms). I was sitting in Easter service, thoroughly enjoying the time of worship, and I felt the urge that you needed to know just that. Everyone needs hope, and that is just what Christ offers, "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
Also, I know that you receive myriad emails/letters that express frustration, disgust, or even hatred of your work, or even you, from people under the banner of Christianity. For what it is worth, I apologize that Christians (I would argue "Christian" is a rather watered down term, that comes with many false connotations, and true as well) can and are so very terrible at times. I do pray that you would see Christ for who He is, and not for the faults that are often displayed in Christendom (whether that be intellectually, culturally, or especially in love). I will not argue for good intentions, because "from the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks."
However, I would say to those that are so terribly rude that "Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth." And that truth, good sir, is that Christ, the Son of God, came and died for you, out of a love and compassion that can hardly be expressed in human words (especially from a rather inarticulate individual as myself).
I do not believe you are the enemy. In fact, I rather enjoy you! I appreciate your thorough and deep understanding of the beautiful realm of science. And I appreciate the challenges that you bring to the discussion of life. So thank you for your work!
May the God of all grace reveal Himself unto thee.
Warm Regards,
.Andy