My name is A and I am writing to you after listening to your last podcast, wherein you talked about the average age of your listeners. Well, at the age of 25, I’m happy to say that I’m one of your younger listeners! I have actually been reading your blog since 2011, when your Koran-burning video went viral. I was 17 and in high school when I came by it through my mother, who received it in a chain email. I have to say that I couldn’t believe what I saw! Having been raised in an irreligious family by politically left-leaning parents, I was just fascinated to see that someone dared speak out against islam (at the time, I too thought of islam as just another religion like Christianity). So, completely captivated, I jumped onto your website and started reading your blog posts, and I’ve stayed ever since. Of course, at first, I thought you were absolutely crazy (especially after I read your thoughts on women’s suffrage!) but over time, I was won over by your clear and logical explanations. Through your posts, I also started to gain an interest in Catholicism. At that time, I was a baptised Catholic, but in name only. My family did not attend church. So, from that point on, I did a lot of research on Catholicism, and went on to read the Bible from cover to cover. By the time I moved to Australia to attend university, I was a full-on Catholic, who couldn’t wait to attend her first Latin Mass.
Now I am pleased to say that I am married to a wonderful and traditional Catholic man, and together we have a little baby girl. We are also part of a great Catholic community who work together to fight for good (currently, we are protesting against an extreme abortion bill in New South Wales, Australia). I don’t think that any of this would have happened if you hadn’t filmed that crazy video of yours with the Big Shock Factor! I am almost certain that I would have come to university and gobbled up the leftist garbage, and who knows what would have become of me! I definitely owe you a very tardy thank you for inspiring me to question modern thought and opening my mind up to different ideas.
I still enjoy your content very much, though now primarily through your podcasts, which are easy to listen to while I balance my daily tasks of caring for a baby, keeping a house, and studying part-time. So, I implore you to keep up the great work and know that you have made huge differences in people’s lives through your work.
God bless you!
With love and gratitude,