Converts, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(77)

Jan 29, 2013

My name is Brenton Abel, and I would like to comment on the welcome clarification that Richard Dawkin’s book, “The God Delusion” has provided me. I have grown up in an LDS home and as a result have always had a funny feeling about the idea of God. I suppose that I liked idea for the most part, but it didn’t seem to make sense. I thought, ‘why are there so many different religions and what makes me so special to have been born in the “true” church?’ Besides the majority of believers being mostly opposed to questioning, asking a member of any kind of Christian faith for answers to my doubts would likely turn up a response of, ‘you must have faith.’ I was already weary of this answer years before discovering Richard Dawkins. What I needed was an intelligent and unbiased source of information to help me piece together a picture of the world as it really is and not how anyone would like it to be. “The God Delusion” has been a major source for me in my quest to find the truth. I love science because science helps us know the truth. I sense that Richard Dawkins has a profound appreciation for science and I respect him for this. I am grateful for the inspiration that he and others like him provide to those that have the sense to appreciate it. The integrity and courage it must take to accept a truth regardless of the consequences or any personal predispositions is indicative of a genuine model citizen of the human race.

Thank you Richard Dawkins.

Sincerely, Brenton Abel

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