Alan Baruz’ Rough Days for a Gentil Knight offers a lengthy except from a Slashdot interview with Perl overlord Larry Wall concerning the bit-state of theistic faith and how that relates to Perl.

I have faith that one reader will find it interesting as well, even if I’d like to see Wall’s interesting and amusing metaphor both expanded and challenged.

I tried to write about my thoughts on this here. I couldn’t either explain myself to my own satisfaction or write something which I could imagine standing behind.

An infinity of futility is bearable only in absence of intellect and consciousness. Wait, isn’t that Buddhism?

I guess it’s best for me to say I find the idea of the nonexistence of souls and deities infinintely more comforting than the inverse. Which doesn’t mean I hold that idea to be true, only that I like it better than the opposite.