Re: virus: Does God really exist?

Ingrid H. Tarien (
Tue, 20 Aug 96 15:44:33 PDT

I'd like you to try to get through a day without
hope, belief, or faith. If you can do it, then I'll believe in Athiests.
Otherwise I'd have to say an Athiest is just someone who's scared of what
can't see, and so hide like a child would.


I think we DO have a great deal of hope, belief, or faith of some sort.
For instance, I believe the sun will probably rise tomorrow, I hope
and count on the fact that I will remain healthy for some time, I have
faith in myself to be able to do most things I put my mind to, and I
believe it is important to try and make this world a better place for
all of us for the brief period of time that we are here.

However, I do not believe in God -- for the same reason that I don't
believe in the Easter bunny -- or a gatzpah for that matter. Examining,
philosophically, whether it could or could not be is for someone else
to do. In the meanwhile I will immerse myself in the life I have, lest
it slip by before I notice.

Incidentally, my partner (also an atheist) is from a Mormon family,
and I can tell you that the two (a Mormon/Christian and an atheist)
can live quite happily and amicably -- side by side and even in the
same house without the necessity of "personal religion" being an issue.