Not too long ago Diana Nyad, the Olympic swimmer, was being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and happened to mention she was an atheist. Oprah made the comment that she didn’t see how atheists could possibly have that sense of awe that people who believed in god had. Now don’t get me wrong, I do not dislike Oprah, but how fucking arrogant is that? I feel a sense of awe every morning when I go out and gaze up at the starts and see the big dipper. I couldn’t see it last night, so I know that this rock we live on is orbiting around while at the same time hurdling several thousand MPH as it orbits the sun. We are part of a solar system that is moving, again several thousand MPH, which is also part of a galaxy that is hurdling along at an even greater rate to who know where. And if I were a religious person I would look at my Dad in awe. He is a man who devoted his whole life to his god. He ministered the sick, and shut-ins. He volunteered for hospice. He took communion to people who were too sick or frail to get to church. Now as I’m sitting in his living room looking at him, his brain is pretty much mush from Alzheimer’s and suffering from the pain of shingles. I would look up at the god he served his entire life with the awe of “You ungrateful son of a bitch. How can you do this to one of your most devoted followers?” Ya see, not all awe is good Oprah, and you can kiss my saggy old ass you judgmental self righteous bitch.