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Coming Out

On walking home from school aged 16 I experienced my Eureka moment - God is manmade, not the other way around. This realisation gave me a great feeling of relief but also fear that I did not believe in God, contrary to the norm. Other than discussions with my husband [an atheist] I...

Converts Corner — Jack Greaves

Born in Lancashire to an Irish Mother and English Father of the Roman Catholic Faith in 1944 at the end of the Second World War, there was of course no other direction possible than to be brought up as a Catholic child in a Catholic school.

Father was a...

Dear Prof Dawkins

You are deserve all respects.Your role in human enlightment is over all.Unfortunately humanity does not have son like you so much. Nearly your mission is imposible.I converted from my religion after reading "The blind watchmaker".I 'd like thank you.I am at your side in...

My wake up call

Hi Richard,

I heard you speak at Cal-Tech a few weeks ago and would like to thank you for your eloquence and determination in repudiating these most pervasive mythologies. With the likes of Sam Harris, Dan Dennett, and yourself taking the pulpit, one can finally feel comfort...

I was a catholic conservative middle age lady until I read The selfish Gene, The blind watch maker and all the others Dawkins books translated in portuguese. After such readings a scar fall from my eyes...

Now I do not believe in anything "supernatural", following the Brights definition. After...

An Atheist teaching in a Catholic School

Perhaps this will be one of your biggest surprises, and hopefully it will bring you a large amount of hope.

Eight years ago, I started teaching in a Catholic school. I would have considered myself a Christian, however not a very good one as I had doubts....

Richard,

The Selfish Gene was the book that made things fall into place for me. I was an undergraduate in college at the time and while I was leaning towards atheism, there was still something logically lacking in the atheist viewpoints which prevented me from fully embracing atheism. Prior to...

How I became a disbeliever

I'm male, white, middle class, Kentucky resident, and a straight. My mother took me and my sibs to a moderate Methodist church but my agnostic father did not attend. In the early to mid 1970's, attending public school, and visiting museums, and watching science...

Dear Richard,

I came across a Q & A article about you in which you were interviewed by Toronto Star journalist, Olivia Ward, about a week ago. It had the title "The atheist as fundamentalist... Richard Dawkins on why religious faith tends to create more evil people than, say, Stalinism.

I...

My own dropping out, tuning in and turning on

Dear Professor Dawkins,

Last year I was in rabbinical school at an Jewish Orthodox yeshiva. I had been studying 'ancient' Jewish texts for many years already (4 thousand years no longer seems particularly venerable) but last year, in that...

Richard,
My story begins when I am still in 7-8th grade. I always watched star trek TOS and TNG after Saturday evening mass. The things I was hearing from the priest and on the show didn't seem to blend well with each other. Nevertheless, I tried to reconcile this by "explaining" God...

Refugee from the Roman Catholic Church

I am a bedraggled refugee from the "Holy" Roman Catholic Church, now a Card Carrying Atheist. Like Prof. Dawkins said about poor little kids like me, I was born a "Wee Catholic" and as a baby baptized into it against my will. I showed my displeasure by...