Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(1046)

Jan 30, 2013

Dear Richard Dawkins,
mine is not quite a conversion story because I was already a confirmed
atheist at the age of fifteen (around 1997). I was born in Ecuador,
where approximately 90% of the people have been raised as
christian/catholics/evangelists; therefore, i'm part of what some
people like to call “the ultimate minority”. I was not ashamed of
being an atheist at all; but still, it was somehow very difficult for
me to be publicly opened about my dogma-free mind in specific social
circles.

Reading “The God Delusion” boosted my self-confidence. (1) I
understood that I -really- wasn't alone and (2) that it was also my
responsability to spread the word of reason and common sense among
others.

You helped me to become a -proud- atheist.
Thank you.

Andrés Santos Kunze, IIG
26 years old / living in Guayaquil-Ecuador
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