Newdow, a lawyer and emergency room doctor, …
guy is very self-sufficient, no wonder he thinks he doesn’t need God. As a
lawyer and a doctor he can sue himself for malpractice and then represent
himself. At one point in time I was probably very much like him.
Once when I heard on the radio, back in the 70s, that less people were going to
church; I rejoiced and thought how wonderful it was that people were giving up
their superstitions and coming into the age of reason. I was a evangelical
atheist in that I wanted everyone to have belief in unbelief. Only problem was
that over time I found that everyone I respected was a theist and those that I
did not respect were either not theists or very lukewarm ones. It was very
disconcerting when I discovered that the values I came to embrace were also the
very same values of the so-called Christian right. I mean, how could these
ignorant rubes come to the same conclusion as me on morality and culture. I
didn’t know at the time that the very values and morality I held dear was built
on a Christian foundation and could never have been based on atheist-materialist
foundation that I professed belief in.