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Dear Professor Dawkins,

It would perhaps sound a bit disingenuous if I were to outright thank you for helping me abandon evangelical Christianity. I have lost quite a bit (perhaps everything) by abandoning it, and I have not really found sense or solace in strict materialism or atheism (I am...

Richard Dawkins,

my name is Jordan Robert Wilson, I am 18 years old, from the UK and I would like to explain how your efforts to promote rationality and reason have affected me personally.

As I write this, it is the 4th July 2011. I was raised in an atheist family, which, in hindsight, was...

my brief "religious history" and how I ended up becoming an atheist, since there seems to be some contention about how people get "converted" to atheism I hope someone will find my story useful or insightful in some way.

I was born in Europe, Ukraine. My mother is a christian and my father is...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

I am an 18 year old Australian girl who has grown up in a largely Catholic family and wider community. I was indoctrinated into the Catholic Church as was the rest of my family, and sent to Catholic primary and secondary schools.

When I was about 14, I began to...

Dear Professor Dawkins,

I was brought up by wonderful loving parents, who were both Christians. In fact my father was a vicar for many years, largely, I think, because his father had been one too (his parents had both been missionaries in China). For years my father had doubts about his faith,...

It is not strange how deep religious beliefs go when they first have gotten a hold on you. I was brought up in a christian home. In a Christian culture. I was baptized and thus became a member in a statechurch wich is protestant. And I became a believer you could say. But at the age of 15 I...

Almost ten years ago I was taught by an English Professor. His name was Mr. Frey. He was working on his PhD through the University of Cambridge. Anyway, he was my Biology professor and taught me about Random Selection and random events that ultimately make us humans. He mentioned your name...

I definitely turned the corner from mostly non-believer to atheist upon reading ‘The God Delusion’ in 2007. I am also simply in awe of Professor Dawkins personal courage at championing atheism when so many would wish harm upon him for it. He inspires me daily and I literally find myself asking...

Dear Mr Dawkins,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for 'the god delusion', for your courage in telling the truth under the aggressive blanket of religion that covers the world, and for enlightening me to the light side of life.

I was raised Christian in the UK. Up until I was 25 i...

Hi there,

my name is Mathew and I am born and raised in Canada. I had been a Christian my whole life and both my parents are Christians themselves, and naturally this included visiting church "religiously". Up until the last year or so I would definitely have classified myself as a Christian...

Dear Richard Dawkins,

My name is Mathew Ferrari and I was brought up a Roman Catholic. When I was about 11 my faith started to wain. How could a big man in the sky create all of this? I started to see God as just an excuse for people to use who are too lazy to do some real digging. Well time...

Having a personal religious history - one of my own choosing, rather than one born of family indoctrination, it has been a difficult process to free myself from the mental stranglehold that superstition and dogma have had over me. At times, this struggle has been relatively smooth, whilst at...