Hello, Mr. Dawkins.
I am a young Atheist that recently turned into one,
and I’ve got to say I’m more free than ever.
I am also Agnostic as I am an Agnostic Atheist.
By learning more about science, researching, watching documentaries, comparing science with religion, I have become more open minded which allows me to understand life more (evolution, big bang, abiogenesis etc.) and I have never been more interested in the want for knowledge ever before.
I’ve read The God Delusion, and even though I didn’t understand everything from the start, in the end I got the gist of it. You are one of the many other scientists (Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein, Brian Cox, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, etc.) have made me changed my mind to seek the truth with logic and evidence.
I really would love to meet you some day and ask skeptical questions, as I would also like to meet Carl Sagan. Unfortunately, many of the people in my school don’t want to question, and they are god-fearing. They stay with religion because they are afraid of hell and want to feel safe, which I understand, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the belief and the religion is true. I am a person that wants to look into reality, and you have helped me that, especially with your book. One day, I might also read your new book “The Magic Of Reality”.
Thank You Richard Dawkins for helping me to be open minded about things, life, and I thank you and Carl Sagan that I still accept the endless possibilities of what is out there in the universe, as our mind has limitations, but Science helps us surpass that. As you said that we must keep an open mind, but not be too open-minded that our brains simply fall out.