While you and I do not share the same beliefs, I appreciate your eloquence in expressing that all are entitled to their own opinions in religion. That is a seemingly rare quality among both atheists and theists.I especially appreciate when atheists can recognize that not all science is concrete.
As a Christian, I do my best to advocate free-mindedness and acceptance, not assimilation (to each their own).
A statement of Dave Berry is one of particular importance to my way of thinking: “People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.” I have seen this truth in nearly every religious environment I have experienced, so I can understand much of these people’s frustration with religion as I read this site. I respect your opinions and whatever you believe, but for the record, I believe that my god loves ya no matter what you choose. It’s no person’s place to judge you or your beliefs… “judge not lest ye be judged”.
As for the endless supply of hate mail that I see here, every persuasion has those who will utilize beliefs as a tool to express their contempt for anyone who is different, but we’re not all that way. Best of luck to you.
I think your letter does just fine without any comment from me. Thanks for writing!