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A reader writes:

I was born (in 1937) and raised a fundamentalist protestant. I slowly moved from fundie to moderate to agnostic to the atheist that I have now been for several decades. It took me a few decades to no longer have those occasional twitches of "what ifs" even though I  knew the twitches came from irrational and idiotic foundations.

I was very impressed (positively) with Sam's arguments and his questions posed to you.  I was very impressed (negatively) with your irrationality, although I was also impressed (positively) with your honesty. Most religious folks are not so honest about their favorite religious magic. For that I thank you.

My atheism was neither strengthened nor confirmed by anything Sam Harris wrote.  It was both strengthened and confirmed by everything you wrote, both in particular and as a whole.