Douglas Adams

In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams died of a heart attack on 11 May 2001, aged 49, after resting from his regular workout at a private gym in Montecito, California. He had unknowingly suffered a gradual narrowing of the coronary arteries, which led at that moment to a myocardial infarction and a fatal cardiac arrhythmia.
Adams described himself as a "radical atheist", adding radical for emphasis so he would not be asked if he meant agnostic. He told American Atheists that this made things easier, but most importantly it conveyed the fact that he really meant it. "I am convinced that there is not a god," he said. Despite this, he remained fascinated by religion because of its effect on human affairs. "I love to keep poking and prodding at it. I've thought about it so much over the years that that fascination is bound to spill over into my writing."
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
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On Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:21:04 AM UTC-7, Smitty wrote:

What's wrong with being an agnostic? No scientifically-oriented person (or critical thinker) could assert that there is no "God" because it is not a proposition susceptible to falsification. Adams can say there is no "God" till the cows come home, but he still can't prove it either way. It's his BELIEF which is quite different from scientific proof. Some agnostics might live like there is no "God" but they cannot and do not claim their belief as fact. HB
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What's wrong with being an agnostic? No scientifically-oriented person (or critical thinker) could assert that there is no "God" because it is not a proposition susceptible to falsification. Adams can say there is no "God" till the cows come home, but he still can't prove it either way. It's his BELIEF which is quite different from scientific proof. Some agnostics might live like there is no "God" but they cannot and do not claim their belief as fact. HB
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