I wrote that essay about atheism after taking part in a panel discussion about religion at CUNY in December 2009. I am always being asked why I’m an atheist and not an agnostic, as if I were some sort of dogmatist. Instead of explaining it over and over again, I thought it would be useful to write it out. I hope it helps clarify people’s thoughts. I don’t expect it to convince theists, but it may help atheists formulate their views.
Astute readers will notice that I misspelled “lava” as “larva”.
Last Sunday I saw on TV the best women’s tennis match I’ve ever seen, between two Belgians, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin–goddesses both.