I’m the town badman, Mrs. Kennicott: town atheist, and I suppose I must be an anarchist, too.
The universal sign of winter was the town handyman—Miles Bjornstam, a tall, thick, red-mustached bachelor, opinionated atheist, general-store arguer, cynical Santa Claus.
And let me tell you that while folks are fussing about what they call ’economics’ and ’socialism’ and ’science’ and a lot of things that are nothing in the world but a disguise for atheism, the Old Satan is busy spreading his secret net and tentacles out there in Utah, under his guise of Joe Smith or Brigham Young or whoever their leaders happen to be today, it doesn’t make any difference, and they’re making game of the Old Bible that has led this American people through its manifold…
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While many atheist decline any non-material reality, others have a spiritual outlook on life.
As a young Atheist, I sincerely believed that man had created God to fill the gaps in knowledge that would never be spanned by experience, reason, or science.