Letter to Richard Dawkins
Dear Dr. Dawkins,
My name is Richard ********** [Razorcade to RRS readers]. I am a great admirer of your work, and have read many of your books. You have inspired me more than any other author, and have given me direction for the first time in my life. In particular, the letter to your daughter in ‘A Devil’s Chaplain’, touched me deeply and helped me to construct a similar letter to my daughter after a difficult situation arose within my family.
The reason for my letter is that I am currently a co-host of an Internet Radio Program, called The Rational Response Squad, and we are committed to fighting irrationalities all over the world. We currently have an affiliation with The Infidel Guy, a show in which you recently appeared. Our show airs directly after his and we have a long standing relationship together. Additionally, we have worked closely with Sam Harris, Brian Flemming, and Richard Carrier, and represent the fastest growing atheist community on the internet. I think it is possible that our group symbolizes your goals more so than any other on the Net. We have been greatly received by the public, as they have responded positively to our style of politeness while openly calling religion irrational, successfully accomplishing this task on a program also attached to many activist projects. You can get an idea of just how successful we’ve been by looking at our myspace profile at: http://www.myspace.com/rationalresponse
As you are traveling to our lovely city, Philadelphia, in November, we humbly request that you grace us with your presence on our program. We would only need you for a couple of hours, as the quality of the show is greatly enhanced by conducting interviews from within the studio. The Free Library of Philadelphia is only twenty minutes from our location and we could provide all transportation. We would be willing to pay for any extra accommodations as needed. You should also know that we pride ourselves on our success in assisting others who share our goals. We will promote your books very heavily surrounding your appearance, as the endorsement of rational authors is one of our specialties.
If an in studio interview is not possible, a phone interview would be the next best thing, and we would be willing to conduct one at any time. This is not a live show, and the majority of the questions would be posed by the hosts of the show, and the members of the website. Of course we could provide you with some sample questions for your approval.
Should you need a reference, you can contact Richard Carrier at ************ who recently spent a weekend in our studio to record eight shows with us.
You can contact me by phone, at 215-***-****, or by email at, ************@**********.
Show Host and Activist
cc: Show hosts: Brian Sapient, Rook Hawkins