I'm setting out today (any moment now!) to finish the Atheism chapter--and I hope, in the process, to substantially improve it. However, in reading the comments on my last post (which I'm still not crazy about and I'm very thankful to everyone who's written in), I realized that one of the problems for first-time readers is that they may not realize that this post is not the first time I've attempted to describe atheism. So the distinction between those who are born atheistic (i.e., without a theistic or conventionally religious drive) and those who later become atheists, the unfair way in which atheists are automatically characterized as "angry," the rather hypersensitive nature of atheism's religious critics, are all addressed in this post from some time ago
. I didn't want to repeat myself, so I didn't directly reference it. I see now that I should have.
I'll be away for much of the day. But if you want to read more of what I say about atheism--and something that makes, to my mind, a good deal more sense than yesterday's rough draft--I invite you to go and read it.