For those of you who might not be aware, PZ Myers has been running a feature on his Pharyngula blog on "Why I Am An Atheist", made up of user submissions on the topic. Well, I sent him an e-mail a while back with my own reasoning, and it was posted today! I've already seen how powerful the Internet can be based on this; someone I knew in college sent me a message on Facebook asking if that was indeed me. He noted that he had considered submitting a response of his own, but had decided not to simply because PZ has received hundreds of entries for the feature. I had no idea this person was an atheist; having gone to a Lutheran college, I suspected that atheists were rather rare.
If you aren't yet following Pharyngula, I highly recommend it. PZ is an amazing writer, and his talks are also quite good. I'll admit that the first time I heard him, his voice wasn't nearly as gruff as I'd expected, but on further reflection, it just adds to the impact that such a nice guy can be so open and direct in his opposition to religion. With any luck, I'll get a bit of the "Pharyngula effect", and have a traffic bump to In Awe of Everything. :) Here's a copy of what I wrote, but go ahead and give PZ the traffic by going there to check out the comments.