>     Now I've come to see that atheists are my brothers and sisters of a
>different faith.  If I'm not mistaken, it's takes more faith to not
>believe that it does to believe.

I don't want to discount all that you've said -- which is very interesting
and moving -- but these sentences I think sum up Mark Twain's situation,
above all.  He worked very hard at being a believer -- even in his unbelief.

Hilton Obenzinger
Stanford University