Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(661)

Jan 30, 2013

Dear Editor,

I've been agnostic for most of my life and have recently converted to atheism. I'm not sure that there is much doubt left but on rare occasions I would still like to believe in faeries. Dawkins talks about the deaths brought about in the name of religion. Unfortunately for me, I have witnessed the thousands of 'little deaths' to self esteem and confidence in the little boys around me in the West of Ireland. The God Delusion provides a language and framework for many of the feelings I developed as a youth. The book was a gift from my young son last Christmas and it brings me joy to think that I may have given him some confidence in return.

Yours etc.

David O'Sullivan
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