FvF competition: readers in all the right places

Don’t forget the new Fact v Faith competition, with the rules:

Send a photo of yourself (or a member of your family) holding Faith versus Fact in the most incongruous place or situation you can think of. Be creative. 

We’ve already had some great ones, and we have a few more now. Send yours in before August 20th.

Reader Laurie Sindoni sent us this:

Whom shall I believe…Professor Jerry A. Coyne or the trees? So; here is Geth; reading our new favourite book (he had better finish it before 4 August when we leave for Santorini because that’s MY beach reading!) in front of a tree.  I refer, of course, to the oft-employed retort by Christians when offering undisputed proof of their god: “look at the trees.”



Richard Page sent this in:

This is my attempt at a FvF selfie… taken on Royal Street behind St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. Before Katrina hit, the space was occupied by an enormous live oak (possibly the largest in New Orleans), but the storm caused too much damage and was removed. A touchdown Jesus statue was put in its place, and lit to cast a rather ominous shadow on the back of the cathedral at night. It’s a popular spot for FQ walking tours, including the vampire tours.
Unfortunately, it will have to be disqualified for the contest because I couldn’t get an exposure that would show both the shadow on the building and the cover page on my Kindle… so the cover is dropped in from another underexposed shot… oh well.


Debra Copran wrote in:

I am sending this to you from La Jolla, California.
The controversy over this cross has been in the courts for 25 years.
It was owned by the city of San Diego on public land until they finally found a way to save it.
It has a long history so I won’t go into it here. Rest assured, it will never come down now that the city sold it to a Veteran’s group and now sits on private property so it could be saved.



  1. Posted July 26, 2015 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I need to grab my Kindle and head over to the City Park area to get a photo among the tombs and crypts since St. Louis Cathedral has been done!

  2. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted July 26, 2015 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I personally think the Richard Page entry is legit enough.

    I used to live in La Jolla, and I recall that nearby is a huge — huge Mormon temple in the area. It looks like something out of Disneyland, and the inside is even weirder. When it first openned they gave tours to the public. I wonder if they still do that.

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted July 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      I think it should count too. 🙂

      Great pics everyone.

    • Posted July 26, 2015 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

      Thanks… wish I’d shaved first, but of course left that part unretouched!

  3. Geoff Benson
    Posted July 26, 2015 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I’m just back from a tour of Spain (one of several each year) and I guarantee I’ll be up there competing for most churches visited. I was reading FvF whilst I was there but never thought of going for a picture. I was even standing on Franco’s grave!

  4. merilee
    Posted July 26, 2015 at 11:25 pm | Permalink


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