December 16

The modern atheist does not disbelieve because of his intellect but because of his will; it is not knowledge that makes him an atheist…The denial of God springs from a man’s desire not to have a God-from his wish that there was no Justice behind the universe so that his injustices would fear not retribution, from his desire that there be no Law, so that he may not be judged by it; from his wish that there were no Absolute Goodness, that he might go on sinning with impunity. That is why the modern atheist is always angered when he hears anything said about God and religion–he would be incapable of such resentment if god were only a myth.

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