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.