| | GREAT word -- I had to look it up
I'm going to remember that for next New Years: "Fulminate in 2008!"
Still, speaking for myself, Danger Man, and a few other atheists I know, the fulmination is merely a culmination of the irritation that explodes forth after years of what feels like the oppression of full self-expression. Like a shaken-up bottle of coke.
The niggling little details, like armegeddon, virgin birth, Jesus comes out of the cave and if he sees his shadow we get six more weeks of winter, if you reveal your confession will it come true, etc. --- those are just fuel for the fire.
We're hot, passionate people, us naturalists.