Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we’re dead we’re dead?

John Updike (1932-2009) American writer
Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 4 (1989)

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