Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(1207)

Jan 30, 2013

Dear Professor Dawkins

I know that the chances of you reading this are relatively slim but I just wish to thank you from saving me from the blinding clutches of religion.
I was a confirmed Lutheran up until last week when I finished your book The God Delusion and I admit the feeling was very freeing. I was persuaded into reading this book by a friend of mine who kept pestering me to read a book authored by you. I have no regrets about doing this. However, I have had difficulties explaining to my parents ( I am still a minor) about my change in religion and have been harshly lectured about my decision, almost guilted into becoming Christian again. Of course, this experience only reiterated the facts in your book about religion and only made my 'faith' in atheism even stronger.
I simply cannot express my experience to you in a simple e-mail and it is even harder to express how much thanks I have towards you and your outstanding book. I cannot thank you enough for letting me now experience the world in a totally different light.
I greatly look forward to reading more of your books in the future and once again I say thank you; though I feel as if it is not enough.

M. Elizabeth

Leave a Reply

View our comment policy.