You know the way Douglas Adams—the author, for any hypothetical reader that wasn’t aware of this, of The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—was very strongly atheistic?
If you describe yourself as “Atheist,” some people will say, “Don’t you mean Ã‚Â‘Agnostic’?” I have to reply that I really do mean Atheist. I really do not believe that there is a god – in fact I am convinced that there is not a god (a subtle difference). I see not a shred of evidence to suggest that there is one. It’s easier to say that I am a radical Atheist, just to signal that I really mean it, have thought about it a great deal, and that it’s an opinion I hold seriously. It’s funny how many people are genuinely surprised to hear a view expressed so strongly.
Isn’t www.hitchhikersguide.org really ironic?.