It's hard to be an atheist when someone dies and Amazing Grace is played.
Indy race car driver, Dan Wheldon died yesterday (Sunday Oct 16, 2011) here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a 15 car accident. A tribute by his fellow race car drivers was performed later with Amazing Grace playing in the background.
skip to 3:40 minute in the video to hear Amazing Grace.
Please watch the video before reading the following.
The emotions know a truth that is missed by the intellect. Our utter dependency, perhaps not on a god, but on something other than ourselves.
"Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me..."