(And Then I Wrote...)
Since this site began more than six years ago, every Thursday I have been publishing a reprint from my column "Across the Universe" in the British Catholic journal, The Tablet. I have finally gone through all of them (except for 2019's columns) and I've even re-published a few of the oldest ones that came out here before our readership had grown.
In order to let my backlog build up a bit, I am taking "Across the Universe" offline for 2020. Instead, I am republishing a selection of other articles that I have written an published in various places... often obscure.
Remember the "New Atheism"? It was all the rage around 2006 and 2007. At that time, the magazine US Catholic invited me to write my response to people like Dawkins and Hitchens. Here's what I sent them. It ran in their November, 2008, issue.
Last fall , I confess, I was in the habit of looking into every bookstore I came across for the bright yellow cover of my latest book, God’s Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion. And in every store I would find a large stack of books with a familiar yellow dust jacket sitting in the Religion section. Unfortunately, those yellow books were not mine, but copies of Christopher Hitchen’s anti-religion screed, God is Not Great. Yellow was a popular color in the publishing business last fall, I guess.
Along with the color yellow...
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