Are most Lovecraftians atheists?

PZ Myers asked me to be on an upcoming Lovecraft/atheist panel (details to come, stay tuned).  Which made me wonder, once again: Are most Lovecraftians atheists — or at the very least, agnostics?

Before you answer, please understand two things: (1) I don’t really care if you are a Christian, an atheist, an agnostic, a Muslim, or anything else.  What I do care about is how you treat others.  And (2) this isn’t a religious blog, so no flame wars in the comments, please.  🙂

But the themes of Lovecraft do seem to appeal to atheists and agnostics, and it’s easy to see why: Cosmic horror, the realization that we are all alone in an uncaring universe, etc.

So, let’s find out!  Please answer the anonymous poll below:

Click to enlarge.  If all of time since the big bang was a year, then humans would have only appeared in approximately the last 2 minutes before 11:59pm on December 31st.

Click to enlarge. If all of time since the big bang was a year, then humans would have only appeared in approximately the last 2 minutes before 11:59pm on December 31st.

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