Evolution , Converts, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1364)

Jan 29, 2013

Dear Richard.

This is by way of expressing gratitude, more than an explanation of conversion. I have always been an atheist as my father – a decent, thoughtful and brotherhood of man kind of guy – was.

But, being from Ireland I went to Catholic schools and my understanding of evolution was quite limited. Though I was never taught to doubt it, I never fully understood it either.

Through your books and documentaries I have gained a much greater education in how evolution works. It is a beautiful thing and I despair that it was brushed over in my formal education and that this is still the case for students.

I feel that I have to thank you, and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t, for essentially teaching me everything I know about the subject. Also, thank you for expressing the view, which I have enthusiastically adopted, that it’s time people of reason took a stand against religion and religious nonsense.

Keep fighting the good fight.

Kind Regards
Luke Byrne

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