I just wanted to thank Mr. Dawkins for being outspoken and passionate against the harms of religion, as well as teaching science and the beauty of evolution, especially in America where it is so desperately needed.
I want to thank him for helping me crawl out of the dark religious hole I was suffering in and freeing my mind. I don’t think words could ever describe the gratitude I have.
Growing up in an evangelical American church, I was homeschooled and kept under a rock when it came to any real science classes. I even had books about dinosaurs taken away from me because certain sects of American Christians don’t believe in them at all, and some don’t believe they are as old as science says they are. Or, I would frequently be given books that tried to prove evolution wrong as my science lesson. So reading Mr. Dawkins books was a whole new world for me. I began to appreciate the beauty of evolution, and it made so much sense to me. For the first time in my life I didn’t wonder about how we got here, I knew.
Growing up with judgmental “Christians”, I can only imagine the amount of hate mail that comes his way. People tend to only comment when they are angry. So I wanted to go out of my way to write something nice for Mr. Dawkins.
Please keep doing what you do, because you are helping and touching more lives than you know. You’ve changed my life for the better.
I hope to see you speak live one day.