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I think you'll enjoy the discussion I had with Happy Lesbo, where I speculated on these issues.
And I can't tell you how pleased I am that we can discuss these matters like this. We disagree on a lot. But we can agree that we are not enemies, but really just two people wandering through like that want more or less the same things, and do better as allies debating how that is best done than we do seeing each other as enemies. Oraganized ideologies that don't really care about either of us benefit from that, not you and me.
In my clearer moments I regard atheism as a superior position to that of any organized religion, particularly Christianity.
When there are no atheists around, I fight with Christians.
I need to fight. And I don't know why.