Dear Dr. Dawkins,
Your enthralling conversation on Irish radio news caught my attention during the week. I am almost 57 and was raised a Catholic – I still practice. We have a saying in Irish “ní gan chríonnacht an chinnteacht”. My translation of that would be loosely “wisdom is not forthcoming without certainty”. Death is a certainty.
I believe in God, not because it suits me to do so, but because I have what I understand to be faith. One of us is right, and in my simple faith sort of way, I reckon I could prove the existence of God to you. That’s my invitation, if you find yourself in Galway and are partial to a tipple, allow me to stand you a drink and let us have that conversation. You’d make a great convert not only for yourself but for mankind also!
Dia leat, (God be with you)