April 16, 2014
Three ideas. God exists. God (if existed) is good. Prayer makes any sense whatsover.
Roger Williams (Puritan founder of Rhode Island). Even though he was a religious (Calvinist) nut, his instincts were good, so I forgive him. Met Dan Barker once; he's excellent as well.
Age of 10. I have drifted into agnosticism in weak moments, but now that I am old enough to die at any moment (though still healthy at the moment, though perhaps demented--bad genetics), I have decided I am a religious fanatic of the atheist variety. Even atheists often find my sense of humor and heresy difficult to take.
Grew up in LA/Orange County. Jewish ancestors. Atheist since age of 10. Now 70 years old and live on Whidbey Island, WA. going to visit LA in Feb 2015 with 11 year old granddaughter (maybe) in Feb 2015.