Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(779)

Jan 30, 2013

Dear Professor Dawkins,

Thank you so much for your work in the service of science and thus humanity.

I had locked myself in self-deception and thrown away the key,
I was a self-righteous, arrogant agent of ignorance,
I was a fighter for freedom through slavery of faith,
I was a hater of true science, a blind believer in fairytales, but

by your bold challenge in the face of self-proclaimed “indesputable” authority,
by your apparent arrogance in the face of arrogant ignorance,
by your brutal honesty in the face of savage dishonesty,
by your disrespect for systems demanding undeserved respect,

but most of all…

by the fact that you reminded me what it is and what it means to question, why it's important, and why we should never forget it,

you have made me want to shout (in all its irony):

“Hallelujah! I am an atheist!”



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