Atheism is not something that I fell into – it is not a passive philosophy that results from the lack of belief in anything else. It is a decision, a commitment and a very active belief that religion is not only faulty in its premise but bad for the world. It’s not that I don’t believe in anything – it’s that what I do believe in (things like critical thinking and personal accountability) have no value in the religious world. Skepticism and critical analysis are viewed as obstacles of faith, and to me, they are the foundations of both democracy and integrity. So there you have it – my absence of faith is not really an absence of anything.
in your absence