Thank you for your excellent book "The God Delusion", which I have all but finished reading, and your commitment to science, reason and critical thinking and showing how liberating it is. I more confident today, after reading your book, that God does not exist. I simply see no evidence to demonstrate the existence of God and your book helped me refine my thinking. That said I conclude that I am an atheist.
I was not brought up in a religious family, which allowed me to think critically. But I spent enough time in the southern U.S. growing up to fear Hell. Once I got over that in my teens the rest was easy. I called me mother and thanked her for giving me the freedom to think on my own. And I thank you for boldly challenging myths and legends.
We have an extraordinarily long way to go convince people that logic, reason, facts, evidence and clear-thinking is much more fulfilling than religion. But your work and the work of many others keeps us on the right path.