Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(394)

Jan 30, 2013

Thank you Mr. Dawkins for giving me the keys to unlock the chains of religion.

I was raised Catholic, and sent to church when I was seven. I soon dismissed Catholicism as nonsense, but SO many people believed in god. I thought with so many people believing, there must be some merit to it. So I remained a deist because I thought I might anger god if I didn't believe in him, and suffer the consequences. But growing disgust with religious doctrines preached in the middle east and here in America, and your documentary “The Root of All Evil?” and the book “The God Delusion” sealed the deal. I was finally an atheist. The world is so much more beautiful when it isn't being overlooked by a jealous, vengeful god. I am very proud to have overcome the psychological damage inflicted upon me by religion, and when I think about it now, I see how silly my beliefs were, almost comical. Thank you Mr. Dawkins.

J Miller

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