I wish that an intellectual position had the same power as a religious belief. Religious beliefs get you special benefits, special exemeptions. Especially here in prison. And of course, the religious people snivel when something doesn’t go their way. For example, Jews and Muslims have succeeded in getting special food events canceled because it included pork. As an atheist, I don’t get any special events or privileges. And that’s fine. It would just be nice if I could say: “My intellectual reason for this is just as important as your faith-based reason” and not get laughed at or looked at funny.