Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

18 March 2006

Irish Car Bombs and Atheism

I went out with my close friends last night and I was telling them about the bit of learning I did on Monday and they basically told me that I'm an atheist "for the time being" and that "you never know what you will think in a few years."

OK, that's true, but I think becoming an atheist is more like learning something you never knew before: like that the world is round or how babies are made. You never go back to thinking that storks deliver babies like they do in Dumbo. And you only—every once in a while—pull out that ancient map of a flat world for a lark.