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I was raised as a baptist, but have been an athiest for many years. It was difficult to shake off my indoctrination, and I spent many a sleepless night pondering the eternal punishment I would suffer for my burgeoning unbelief. So I very much identify with what you've said about the notion of...

Dear Convert's Corner

The God Delusion did not make me do an about face in my religious beliefs, because I didn't really have any…. but what it do for me was to provide a friendly but firm guiding light that helped me navigate a great fog.

As the son of immigrants of German descent who found themselves in...

Professor Dawkins,

I grew up Catholic with an over-bearing father who did everything he could to get a free pass to heaven by stuffing one of his seven sons into Catholic primary school, then enrolling me in a Catholic Seminary high school. Believe me, your description of religious...

Prof Dawkins,

I'm 25 and have been a naturalist since I turned 18 or so. I did abhor religion but I also used to think that religious belief was good for some people. I no longer do. Thank you.

Regards,

Kamal Kuzhinjedathu

I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church as an infant. I learned to say prayers before bed, and I learned that there were guardian angels in heaven. I learned that god was all powerful, which I took to mean magical.

One day in senior kindergarten, shortly after a classroom visit from a...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

I cannot encourage you enough to keep on going, and to never back down on anything. I am a 57yr old woman who has "suffered" much at the hands of Fundamental Christianity, and this in a secular country like Australia. Yes, I am an Australian resident and I have lived...

Hello Richard,

Yes, I am one of those, who after a lifetime of change, has been able to think for myself and to make a decision to leave the Catholic religion...This change took about 35+ years, alcoholism and skepticism of not only the Catholic religion but all religions and god himself...In...

As a child I asked myself many of the questions which I find answered in The God Delusion. Despite coming from orthodox muslim parents who required me to believe in islam I never ever really believed in any form of god. I find that the intellectual rigour, detailed analysis, coherent thought and...

Dr. Dawkins,

I just wanted to give you my gratitude for playing a key role in the cementing of my "de-conversion" from Christianity and religion altogether. It was Carl Sagan who turned me to agnosticism, but your lectures, Root of all Evil, and, finally, your book, The God Delusion, have...

Dear Richard,

Just wanted to send you a very big thank-you. For many 21 years I was a
de-facto christian, but I have always felt uneasy about my beliefs. Perhaps the seed of atheism was my viewing of a documentary on rational explanations for the Noah story at about 10 years of age. After...

Richard,

I am 58 years old. I spent most of my adult life as a Christian fundamentalist. My husband and I raised our son in the church, sent him to Christian schools, and I homeschooled him during most of high school. I found you and your books on the Internet. I remember being terrified of...

Richard,

I tried to practice Christian religion - and I would find myself thinking; 'I just don't get it'. The God Delusion explains why I never did - and so much more.

You have steered me to become a born-again atheist - for which I thank you sincerely.

A year ago, I asked my...