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Encouraging words for a very discouraging world

Created on Feb 05 2013
Dear Professor Dawkins,
I am a recent Atheist of about 6 months, and as I continue down this road there is a constant bug festering within me. I cannot shake it. I study music composition and conducting, but the more and more that I read the more I want to start this college thing all over. I have been in my undergrad for 5 years, and have enjoyed every minute, but the science bug that people like you, Carl Sagan, Krauss, Hitch, Harris, etc, have awakened in me has become too much at times!
Science is such an amazing field: Endless, objective, always filled with question, with the reward of inquiry the most powerful indeed. I am inspired by your drive for a more secular world, and I have high hopes that my generation pushes ever on in this endeavor. I will continue to fight for what is right for man kind, and I must owe most of it to your work, and where it all started in "The God Delusion." Thank you for standing up, and really trying to make a difference in the world. You are in fact reaching some people, and that should be encouraging. It would be an honor to at least shake your hand one day, so make sure you don't kick the bucket before I get the chance to do that :)
Most sincere wishes
Barry S. Sharp