Over the last year I have experienced a dramatic shift in my religious beliefs. I was raised as a Catholic (attending a Catholic elementary school), and until now I continued to cling to those beliefs. As someone who always loved science in all of its forms, I can finally rectify my most deep-seated beliefs with science. I am wholly refreshed by this new view on humanity based upon reason. I have managed to "come out" as an atheist to my girlfriend, who after a long talk has come to accept my atheism. Your book, The God Delusion, was crucial for giving me the rational support and confidence to solidify my view and express it to the one I love the most in this world. Thank you.