The semester’s over, but I suppose one can never stop considering the topic of “religion”. I found this on sfgate.com’s “Finding My Religious” series. Shades of Williams James, for sure. The columnist, David Miller, interviews Mike Lee, a super-Mac Geek.
Lee, 32, describes himself on his blog as the “world’s toughest programmer.” That toughness was born out of surviving an abusive childhood, which was followed by a mostly unsuccessful search for meaning in the Christian, Buddhist and Shinto faiths. Lee, who grew up in Hawaii and now lives in Cupertino, eventually became a committed atheist. Still, he continues to cultivate the values that were important to his samurai ancestors, believing that “a life lived according to the virtues of rectitude, courage, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor and loyalty should please any reasonable deity.”
What follows is a fascinating interview. Please read it!