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.