Dear Mr. Dawkins,
I wish that I had some sort of amazing experience to share with you, but my story is about the same as everyone else. I promised a friend a couple years ago that I would read through “The God Delusion” and finally owned up to my commitment. I’m already 22, and this is really the first time I’ve every TRULY questioned my faith. I’m more confused and unsure than I’ve ever been before in my entire life. I’m still struggling to decide what I think is right … what I think is real. I really don’t know who or what I am anymore. Yet, I wanted to send you this e-mail and give you my appreciation for your book and your work. Right now, I’m not sure what decision I’ll come to or even how long it will take me to decide. Each morning, I awake with a difficult reality clung to my chest – that I don’t know what I believe. Still, the fact that I have begun my journey towards a more enlightened life is something that I can only view with extreme appreciation. I expect that you have received many letters of hate from many different Christians (to my embarrassment) and so, although it is in great turmoil, from the bottom of my heart I would like to say thank you.