What happens to those of us who DONT believe in the new god? Where will atheist poets get their inspiration? A poet must know his deity, and those poets who choose the deity of Science fill their work with exhilarations of their witnessing (wrong word). But a poet still faithful to the old god... he must temper his exhilaration or be scorned for his over-enthusiasm. A poet who tempers his exhilaration? Yes, he fills his work with irony.