‘The wearisome obtuseness of atheist bores would be funny if it didn’t take up so much space. Why can’t these people just accept that belief or unbelief in God is a choice? Why can’t they accept that they have chosen unbelief because they greatly dislike and fear the idea that their private actions may be judged by an absolute standard?
Well, the answer to that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? That would involve admitting that their belief is a selfish scuttle away from justice, rather than a grand assertion of intellectual purity. Hence their flight from the idea of choice, and the shutdown of their logical processes anywhere near the point where this might need to be acknowledged.’