After a moment I said, "You have no religious beliefs...or hopes of an afterlife?"Spoken like Captain Kirk, and like a man who always lives in the moment. I love you even more, Bill.
Bill regarded me soberly for a moment and then he smiled, a wry little half smile. "No. I don't. Emotionally I would like to believe there is a life after death. Intellectually...I cannot accept the idea.
"We send our little daughters to Sunday school. It's important for them to have basic religious training. But as for myself, I have finally come to the conclusion that life is here and now...and nothing more."
Monday, September 14, 2009
Bill is an atheist.
From a clipping found at the wonderful site Memory Prime. This was written in 1968, shortly after Bill's father had passed away. I'll post more from it later, but this is quite interesting, esp. for 1968!