1 March 2004
"As a non-believer," writes Michele, "I walk around with the knowledge that I just may be wrong."
For some reason this reminded me of a dream Isaac Asimov once described. It went like this:
I dreamed I had died and gone to Heaven. I looked about and knew where I was green fields, fleecy clouds, perfumed air, and the distant, ravishing sound of the heavenly choir. And there was the recording angel smiling broadly in greeting.
I said, in wonder, "Is this Heaven?"
The recording angel said, "It is."
I said [and on waking and remembering, I was proud of my integrity], "But there must be some mistake. I don't belong here. I'm an atheist."
"No mistake," said the recording angel.
"But as an atheist how can I qualify?"
The recording angel said sternly, "We decide who qualifies. Not you."
Mysterious ways, as they say.Posted at 5:55 PM to Immaterial Witness
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