Admiration from Istanbul , Good, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1611)

Jan 29, 2013

Dear Mr. Dawkins,

I am Irmak UĞUR from Istanbul, Turkey and I am studying in Galatasaray University. I am writing this letter in order to depict my admiration for your exertion of explaining atheism and evolution.

First of all I would like to mention that I have never been converted since my parents are atheists, too; however, your praiseworthy books and speeches have once more assured me that atheism is the best for me and for the people around me.

Secondly, I would like to thank you for the wording in your books, which makes things a lot easier for people like me, who does not have a profession in biology. Furthermore, eventhough it usually requires effort, I always give one of your books as a present to my muslim friends (or should I say ex-muslim?) so as to enlighten their minds. Gladly, not all of them but most of them are now converted.

To sum up, though Turkey may not be the right place to try to convert muslims into atheists and I have not experienced having the honour of being converted by you, what you maintain helps people answer their questions left unanswered by their beliefs.

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