Despite feeling a profound distaste for organized religions (or even the concept of faith) since I was 11 or 12 years old, I’ve never been able to call myself an atheist. It just feels lazy to simply say “there is no God…no governing, all-encompassing force throughout creation.” Of course there is. The discovery of the Higgs Boson provides the scientific proof. As I wrote last June, “I despise what Christianity has become in this country, but in a certain sense I believe in intelligent design — in the idea of a unified flow and an absolute cosmic commonality in all living things and all aspects of the architecture. The difference is that I don’t attach a Bible-belt morality to this. To me God is impartial, celestial, biological, mathematical, amoral, unemotional, miraculous and breathtaking.”