I am an atheist

There. I said it.

Now, you might not be an atheist. Personally, I don’t care. Either you are a good person, or you are a bad person, or you are somewhere in between. In any of those cases, though, you are who you are. At least, that’s what Popeye says. I mean, if you can’t trust a squinky-eyed sailor of questionable employment, who can you trust?

I don’t care if you’re not an atheist. All I care about is equality for everyone. Well, that, and good beer. Oh, and comfortable loafers. I care about those, too. And happiness. Everyone could be equal and have good beer and relaxed footwear, and still not be happy. So I care about happiness. Equality, good beer, comfortable loafers, and happiness.

If you’re not an atheist, bully for you. (I think that means, “Good on you,” or something.) Are you a good person? Do you support equality?

I hope so. Because if you don’t, you’re in for a rude shock. Maryland just became the eighth US state to provide marriage equality for same-sex couples. That’s 16% of the states that support equality and happiness. At the rate we’re going, it’s going to be 100% in a decade.

I hope that makes you feel good.

It makes me feel fucking awesome.