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Catholic boarding school

I spent two years in a Catholic boarding school. Up to then I sort of believed in God. But, after those years with the teaching priests I was well on my way to atheism. Last month I read your "The God Delusion" and Sam Harris's "Letter to a Christian Nation"....

Dear Prof Dawkins,

I'm afraid I cannot say that your book/s converted me, because my own religious epiphany happened many years ago. I was 8, and at the American school in Kabul, Afghanistan - shortly before the Russian revolution. My teacher was a large and devout mid-Western American...

My story, as told here, is a lengthy one: over 9,000 words. Probably far too long for inclusion in "convertscorner".

So I shan't be shattered if you don't accept it. And anyhow, it has already been published in OPEN SOCIETY, Journal of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and...

I used to be a very devote Anglican. I never believed in creation, or taking the bible literally, but never-the-less, I had no doubt (at first) in the existence of God. I served at church, and even the reactor wanted me to sub-deacon. Then I had began to read the bible, and I was disgusted. I...

Subject: I am out of the closet.

I was raised Catholic. I was even an altar boy for a bit (you got some money for doing it so no surprise there). I have met many Jesuit priests in my secondary education who I have liked a great deal and I respected for their intelligence.

They must know they...

Thank you Mr. Dawkins for giving me the keys to unlock the chains of religion.

I was raised Catholic, and sent to church when I was seven. I soon dismissed Catholicism as nonsense, but SO many people believed in god. I thought with so many people believing, there must be some merit to it. So I...

Having read your brilliant book The God Delusion,I felt that I had to write to you.

I have been raised a muslim since the day I learnt to talk.In my early teenhood,I was a religious person.I prayed 5x a day,read the koran whenever possible and fast during Ramadhan.

At the age of 17,I decided...

Subject: My Conversion thanks to Douglas Adams and The Selfish Gene

Dear Professor Dawkins,

Up until a year ago I was an agnostic, and both religion and atheism seemed absurd to me. How could anyone claim to have The Answer, when the very nature of God was so elusive? I was (and still am) a...

As a science teacher at a catholic school in Belgium -I'm retired now- I could teach evolutionism without problems but I never realized that it had such 'religion annihilating' power. Not that I was a very devout catholic. Since my student years I felt that religion and science...

When you slow dance with life's big questions you tend to go around in circles, and I have danced around this issue most of my life and have finally reached a place where I am comfortable stating that I am an Atheist.I have tried many paths and have come to terms with a vision of the cosmos...

Dear Dr. Dawkins:

I was raised a Mormon and remained a faithful one until I was 35. Although I was taught to believe that my holy books were infallible and not to be questioned, I was also taught to have great respect for science and education. My father was a professor of Astronomy, and I...

Richard -

There are a few things my conscious would not permit me to go on without telling you in some way.

I am a 22 year old american male.

I just watched your videos. I downloaded it - but I give you my word I will be purchasing your book and videos. Anything I can get my hands on.

You...