Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(496)

Jan 30, 2013

Professor Dawkins,

I'd like to be able to credit you with my conversion from Roman Catholicism to Atheism, but that honour lies with the late, great, Douglas Adams. I distinctly remember reading one of the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy novels (I think it was The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe), which in the introduction contains a line that reads (and I'm paraphrasing) “2000 years after someone was nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be for people to be nice to one another for a change”. It's funny how a throwaway line like that can start the mind rolling, but even at the tender age of 10 this started me on the journey away from religion.


Ed Courtenay

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