Aha! now we're talking!
List of words held sacred by atheists:...
Nothing is sacred! Except my beer.
My greatest 'atheist sin' is a lingering feeling that there might be something special about 'life', as in an 'energy' that we do not yet understand. I realize that for people who are very well versed in the natural sciences this might seem like mere superstition, but I'm much more into math/physics and have never been able to keep up with all the nomenclature in biology so my knowledge is weak there.
I continue to cling to the idea that perhaps one day we'll discover some discreet facet of quantum mechanics (discreet even by the standards of quantum mechanics) that presents us with evidence of some 'life force' behind consciousness.
I can :P
But as Heather hinted at... Biology and nature have always been at the forefront of my life experience. I am totally naturalistic in that regard :)
Hear Hear! to a sinless life! YEEEEES ! :D
So sad about your family name :( what with all the shyte going down in Wisconsin :(