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Dear Professor Dawkins,

I was born and raised in the Philippines, an incredibly Roman Catholic country to Roman Catholic parents. Every Sunday I would look forward to church. As a young child I would sit in the front pew, rapt with attention at the priest's homily, eager to discuss and share...

Professor Dawkins,

I'm 18 years old, raised Christian, my mother and second oldest brother are born-again Christians, and my father is a deacon in a Seven Day Adventist Church. So, I'm a little swamped over here. I'm writing because I'm obviously de-conditioning, and it's...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

First, I would like to say that unfortunately, I can't contribute much to the Converts corner, except that you have made me feel comforted in that I was not being irrational or ignorant. Although, I realized that I was an Atheist in eleventh grade, but dared not...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

I have been given the most stressful, painful run-around by (American) family because they were forcing their baseless beliefs on me. When I had real-world problems, I was just told to pray about it. It was unreasonable and ridiculous. When I tried to explain that the...

Dr. Dawkins,

My mother brought my siblings and me to a Presbyterian church off and on for a couple of years when I was very young. Other than that I was never raised to be religious. Throughout my childhood and teen years I believed in God but it was a rather vague belief and it didn't do...

Hi there

I read the God Delusion quite some time ago, about two weeks after it was released in the UK. I read the book as someone who had been forced to live as a "Catholic child" for 20 years, at the hands of extreme fundamentalist believers. After my escape (literally) from Catholicism, I...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

Brilliantly written book - The God Delusion. Having been made (by well-meaning parental pressure) to attend weekly synagogue and various Jewish studies that I did not entirely understand (but was told I would do in time), I resolved that I would not continue what I...

Dear Richard Dawkins,

At your Lynchburg address you mentioned you would be interested in learning more about the feeling of anger accompanying the process of deprogramming oneself of religious fundamentalism. I was raised third generation fundamentalist Irish catholic; parochial school, nuns...

I was a Christian for a few years. I spent time evangelizing on street corners with others as zealous as I was. I was an apologist who knew everything there was to know about how Christianity was the only true religion. I had gone to a Christian college in order to become a science teacher and...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

I cannot thank you enough for being the straw that broke my religious faith's back. Your fantastic book, "The God Delusion", demolished whatever apprehension I had left in identifying myself as an atheist. At the time of purchasing and reading your book, I had...

Dear Mr Richard Dawkins

Reading "The God Delusion" has helped me a lot. Being born with a moderate case of obsessive-compulsive disorder I have struggled with superstition my whole life. Many times my OCD was expressed through "religious behaviors" obsessive chanting, praying, collecting icons,...

Richard,

I had no prior knowledge of whom you were or of your great work until I read 'The God Delusion'. Thank you for making this book. I had never been a religious person in any way, but I still held a belief of some superior designer that the human brain could not grasp. I could not...