Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Not-so-breaking news: George Saunders is funny. . . . My heart always sings when this happens. . . . I think it's fairly obvious that religion's not going anywhere in the immediate future, but this article includes a funny riff by physicist Steven Weinberg, who imagines religion as an old, eccentric aunt: “She tells lies, and she stirs up all sorts of mischief and she’s getting on, and she may not have that much life left in her, but she was beautiful once,” he lamented. “When she’s gone, we may miss her.”


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