I came across this via Twitter, and it’s something I want to follow up on, and comment on more elaborately in a legit blog post, but for now, I’ll just say that this kind of atheism is one reason I find religion so hard to believe in. I can understand a utilitarian kind of justification for religion, and am not anti-religious by any means. But personally, I find it difficult to find a reason to believe. I also had an immediate reaction to comment #88, which Adam referenced in his Tweet about Godwin’s Law: in theory, God gives us a constant rule to follow, but in practice, our interpretation/understanding of God changes dramatically over time. And since there’s no way to actually ask God what the rules are, once and for all, I see little difference between God’s supposedly absolute law in practice, and the collective conscience of humanity - the morality of humanism. What differences I do see will probably end up in a blog post. But for now, I’ll let it stand there.