Dear Professor Dawkins,
I am writing this letter on 17 August 2008. This is the first anniversary of a “visitation” I got after reading your book, The God Delusion. I had just finished reading the final chapter while on a plane from Europe to South Africa. On 17 August 2007 while on my morning shower I had this remarkable out of body experience that was so undeniable. The voice told me unequivocally; GOD DOES NOT EXIST! RICHARD DAWKINS IS RIGHT! GOD DOES NOT EXIST!
I left my room and entered a new world that day. That day I walked around the city in utter amazement at the miracle of life on earth. I felt born again! There is the undercurrent of peace, bliss and tranquility that has never left me since the day. Today, it marks a full year since the remarkable “visitation” got hold of my life and changed my destiny forever. The world is so much more beautiful when it is not overlooked by a jealous, vengeful, and angry God. I have finally overcome the psychological damage inflicted on me by religion, and when I think about it now, I realise how silly my beliefs were, almost comical. I shudder to think how I got to think there could be such an angry God!
I thought I should just write to you and explain the experience to you. Thank you for the book. I hope to write to you again in 2009 and every other anniversary. I reject the God you reject!
MAY GOD (OR WHATEVER IT IS THAT VISITED ME) BLESS YOU.
PS. HERE'S MY LITTLE POEM:
I AM GOOD CAUSE I HAVE SEEN GOODNESS IN MY LIFE!
I GIVE CAUSE I HAVE BEEN GIVEN!
I LOVE CAUSE I FEEL LOVED!
I ACCEPT CAUSE I FEEL ACCEPTED
I PRAY THAT GOODNESS, GIVING, ACCEPTANCE & LOVE WILL FILL THE EARTH!