From: STRACZYNSKI [Joe]
Subject: I am an atheist, a total atheist,...
Date: 1/1/1994 4:40:00 PM
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I am an atheist, a total atheist, and am more than happy.
What I write
is what I write, what I am is what I is.
Yes, much of my own background goes into what I write. In the
religion, and spirituality...a writer's job is to be as honest as
he can in
telling a story. My canvas (for lack of a less grandiose term) is
condition. And since the dawn of sentience, humanity has been
figure out its place in the universe. The religious impulse is as
much a part
of that process as anything else, and it must be treated with
respect, as I would have my own views respected. I try not to
something just because I don't agree with it, because that corrupts
purpose of writing, which requires an honest look at the subject.
And as a writer, there are parts of the religious impulse that
I want to
examine, and explore, and raise questions about, just as much as
I'd like to
explore the scientific aspects of living in space, and the more
emotional repercussions of this. It's all a part of trying to
figure out who,
and what, and *why* we are.