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Dear Richard,

I have just finished reading The God Delusion and would like to thank you for helping me put a lot of the ideas and feelings I had about religion into some sort of order. I have never been a believer in any religion but was lacking conviction and was insecure about what I really...

I was drawn to this website while searching for answers. I was raised in the Presbyterian Church, perhaps one of the most boring and staid of the Protestant forms of Western World Christianity. I even contemplated going into the Ministry when I was in my mid-teens. But I had enough sense at the...

I've been reading through these fascinating deconversion stories and I thought I'd throw mine in. I fall under the already an atheist category, but when I realized I was an atheist is one of my proudest moments and I also think it's pretty funny, so here it is.

I was six years old,...

Five times I have read The God Delusion since purchasing it as a bit of respite from revising for my Uni exams in January. Any doubts I ever had about Gods existence were wiped away following my first reading of the book. I am a mature student and the one major thing that reading this book has...

Dear Richard:

My story is quite twisted, but I can summarize it as follows:

I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church within my first year of life, however, my family did not really attend services regularly, this allowed me to take advantage of a very secular education, I loved science and...

Well - maybe not a convert. I have been an atheist for as long as I can remember. I repeatedly ran away from Sunday school when I was eight years old. I had to study the New Testament's John in school, but I treated it as fiction.

But thanks to your books and those of Sam Harris I'm out...

Dear Prof. Dawkins

I can only thank you for writing these amazing book (and your terrific DVD) which helped me as a teenager and my little sister (13 years old ) to shake of the ignorance and arrogance that religion imposed on us and basically corrupted our character. Those might be strong...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

I was a raving fundamentalist Christian in my teenage years who lost faith in the religion after reading the bible and seeing how absurd it was.

Unfortunately, I went from Christian fundamentalism to a sort of spiritualism in my early to mid twenties. I despised you at...

Dear Dr. Dawkins,

I am so grateful to you, and to others like Sam Harris and Neil DeGrass Tyson, who have done so much to give visibility to atheism (beyond the villianized stereotypes).

I grew up in a Conservative Baptist household. Even though I tried VERY hard to make it work, I had doubts...

Dear Richard,

For many years I have been at odds with my beliefs and my self-education. My siblings and I were fond of watching the Discovery Channel and reading about biology and evolution as elementary school children. It is a common family story about how my sister and I scared off a pair of...

I can not express how thankful I am to you for helping me put my own doubts and convictions so eloquently and simply. It is easy to feel alone as an atheist. Claims of atheism tend to make others uncomfortable, angry, pity, or even frightened. My lack of religion has ended relationships and...

Dear Richard Dawkins

It really is a pleasure to be a moderator on this site. Thank you for RDF.

Maybe for me it would be true to say that Douglas Adams converted me, and led me to your works.

When I was eight I came home from school with a question as to why it rained in England but not so...