We have enough stuff to talk about everyday and don’t need God in our daily life
Sep 14, 2020

I grew up in an Islamic environment where being joyful and looking well-presented were against the  Sharia. From the age of 4-5 children are told -or it is better to say forced- by parents and the authorities to act based on Islamic rules and regulations. For an instance, I remember one sad memory of my …

You’ve changed my life for the better
Apr 18, 2019 · 5 

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 …

Atheism is illegal in Malaysia
Nov 23, 2018 · 2 

I have been brought up as a methodist christian since i was young. However, one day, my dad, a non-believer, tell me something about science when I was 9 years-old, I denied religion on that night and convert into a atheist since that. I like to criticsies my christian friends on their faith and even …

The religions were interesting to me, but none were persuasive.
Sep 5, 2018 · 116 

I was born in 1944 in the Midwest region of the United States. My parents were Catholic. I attended and graduated from a Catholic high school where the majority of teachers were members of a religious congregation of sisters. As a small child, I expressed a desire to become a priest, and I received so …

I just became an atheist a few seconds ago.
Sep 5, 2018 · 32 

My parents are missionaries. I just became an atheist a few seconds ago. It was not only because of “The God Delusion”, but also – and maybe mainly – because of my personal experience through the years. It also did not happened suddenly – I matured to this moment for years. What’s my story? In …

From Mormon to Secular Agnostic
Aug 23, 2018 · 1 

I am a fan of Richard Dawkins and of the work that he did as a professor of biology, and I have become increasingly grateful for his tireless work for this foundation. I was a Mormon, but have always held some non-standard views of the church. At one point I was a anti-evolution and even …

Closet atheist needs atheist friends
Aug 23, 2018 · 8 

Dear sir/madam I don’t know who is going to read this but I really appreciate your time. Thank you. I was reading about religion for a quite long time because I knew there is something wrong and the religion is not good enough for me or society. The Islamic teachings are so sacred in my …

Science shows us the wonder of reality.
Apr 9, 2018 · 7 

Dear Richard, I have just finished reading ‘The God Delusion’ and felt compelled to write to you to let you know how much of an impact it has had on my thinking. I am a gay man, brought up to Irish Catholic parents. My mother was a wonderful, kind-hearted woman from the country, and my …

From hate to deep respect
Nov 7, 2016 · 48 

Dear Professor Dawkins   I hope you’ll perhaps permit me to call you Richard. I know I thanked you when we met last night at the opening reception for writing The God Delusion – a book that has changed my entire existence – but after having spent time with you personally, I feel compelled to …

Richard Dawkins, you saved my life.
Nov 7, 2016 · 31 

Dear Prof Dawkins, I see you have met my friend Melissa.  I’ve actually never met her, but nonetheless she is incredibly important to me.  You see, I became acquainted with her because of you.  And the two of you together (along with a small legion of people I’ve never met) saved my life.  Let me …

No longer closeted
May 23, 2016

I read “The god Delusion” two years ago and it took me down a serious path that I came to care about. I didn’t necessarily become magically successful because I read this book, but I felt not so alone in my beliefs. I live in the Bible Belt of the U.S., so being an atheist …

Hunter K’s heartfelt letter to Richard
Mar 14, 2016 · 3 

Dear Mr. Dawkins  I am sorry to directly go against what seems to be specific instructions not to message this email unless it is business related, but my futile attempts at finding an email at which to reach you at have bested me; I hope whoever reads this would do me the kind favor of …