Thank you professor for advocating reason and science. Without these things I would never have been able to throw off the shackles of religion. Although I read The God Delusion only after having lost my faith, it definitely helped me to strengthen my convictions so that I went from an agnostic to a full-blown atheist. In the American southeast where I live there is certainly a strong social pressure to be a christian and there is likewise a strong negative feeling towards atheists, so it was a relief to find out that I wasn’t alone in my disbelief. Since de-converting I have felt a sense of liberation like I never have before, certainly not while a christian. Today I am proud to call myself an atheist.
Thank you and keep doing what you do.