At a book talk last night, I mentioned that my definition of an atheist was someone who didn’t believe in a god.
That prompted the following (paraphrased) question from an audience member:
Is a dog an atheist?
I think the questioner wanted to discredit my definition. But I thought it made perfect sense to say a dog was an atheist. (It’s not going to pray anytime soon, after all.)
Did I misspeak?