I have to agree with Kyonin on this one. I spent a lot of time and energy, after leaving Christianity, trying to figure out if I am an atheist/deist/agnostic
I sometimes feel that the endless possibilities for creation of a clear, white, open canvas waiting for painting is closest to my vision of "God"
Deep bows to him and much metta to all.
I am going to also "recommend" this thread with some hesitancy. Although the book about his Buddhist Practice by the noted Atheist Sam Harris
This is sad news ... Much metta to his wife, family, and Sangha.