As a result of reading The God Delusion I became an atheist. Having sampled a number of religions including Buddhism, reading 'The God Delusion' for me has been the nearest thing to enlightenment I have ever experienced. I am no longer afraid and now have peace of mind. I am sad however that I will never truly see deceased friends and loved ones again in 'the after life' when all the mysteries of life would have been revealed, because there is no such thing. Instead I will have to discover as much as I can in this one and only life.