SGT Christopher Knight , Converts, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1504)

Jan 29, 2013

Dear Mr. Dawkins,
I won’t say that it was you that converted me to Atheism as I believe religion did a mighty fine job itself. What you did do was encourage me to take a stand against such a violent as well as dangerous institution using my musical skill as the conveyer of the messege (I won’t promote any band website as that’s not why I’m writing this). You present your argument with intellect and points that can be, unlike the bible, proven beyond belief such as your point in the “The God Delusion Debate” with John Lennox concerning morality being found already within people rather than needing the bible to coach us along. I was raised Catholic attending a Catholic School and mass every Wednesday and Sunday, and even with all the force fed faith, at a young age I still managed to question what I was being taught. Something must truly be wrong when a ten year old boy realizes God isn’t real but Santa very well might be as to me presents on Christmas where proof enough. As I said that’s the intellect of a 10 year old but sadly enough, text written by an uneducated people years after the supposed crucifixion of Christ are considered PROOF ENOUGH without actually presenting any PROOF AT ALL. I’ll stop before I rant as I usually catch myself doing, I just want to thank you for what you’re doing from the bottom of my heart. You give minds like mine a reason to fire back against an ever recruiting belief system.

SGT Christopher Knight U.S. Army, USA

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