My name is Oliver, I'm from London and I'm 17 and I am one of your converts!
Firstly, thanks to you I am not very well liked within my philosophy class.. but this is not a real problem to me of course. I spent the first hmmm, I'd say 16 years of my life as a follower of Christ, ironically I had never read the bible in full, I mean, of course I tried to read it, but every occasion I found it rather boring and unworthy. I wouldn't say I was born into a religious background, but certainly one of faith, no matter how weak or un-evident that faith was. I took the “God Delusion” from my school libray, sorry to say I didn't buy it, but I spread the word of it around. It was as if, word by word, it was what I WANTED to hear. I did not become an atheist in an instance, but instead it was more like a long slightly stressful process. I'm not going to lie, I hate the idea that when I, I die, and I get eaten by worms if I'm lucky, but nevertheless, I can give my life now MORE meaning because time is precious. More precious to the atheist mind than to the 'misty' Christian mind, a mind that does not have to concern itself with time due to “when I die, I go to heaven”.
Dawkins at the present time I am utterly obessed with anything you say because I see it as the true path to epistomology.
THANKS A HEAP FOR SAVING ME FROM IGNORANCE