I don’t know what to do with this guy. Answering him will, as I’ve learned, only provoke more emails. I have a series of three:
September 18, 2013
Dear Dr. Coyne:
My name is [REDACTED], a college student currently. I was once an irreligious person when I was a boy; however, I have experienced a vast conversion in my life which permanently changed my character from a carnally-minded selfish, rebellious child unto a spiritually-minded being who strives to do what is right in God’s standards, which do not change.I have learned for myself that atheism is not true. My inquiries for you are these: Do you believe that I’m idiotic, deranged, or stupid in anyway? If so, do you believe we’re better than our ancestors?Yours truly,
“Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.” – 3 Nephi 5:13
Dr. Coyne,If you’re unwilling to answer, you could at least tell that to me. You’re probably a busy man, but it doesn’t take long to do that.
My faith remains strong. Merry Christmas, and God bless.
Again I didn’t respond. Another email came today, nearly 7 months later. I think the fellow is getting testy.