Category Archives: Religion

“The Holy Family” Featured in American Atheist Magazine

The Holy Family is featured in the current issue of American Atheist: A Journal of Atheist News and Thought: “In writing the story, Wilt wanted to show that change is an opportunity to move beyond something that is no longer … Continue reading

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Two New Reviews from Goodreads Readers

I’m very grateful for these two new reviews, by Goodreads members, of The Holy Family.

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Les Misthéologies

A Boston Globe columnist by the name of Jennifer Graham has recently fallen under the spell of the theatrical and movie musical of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables. For some reason she has chosen to mark her love of … Continue reading

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Anytown

I’m looking at a photo of three children who are part of my life. It’s the second birthday of the little guy in the middle, posed behind his Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake, flanked by his two big sisters. … Continue reading

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A Welcome Endorsement

I’m very grateful to Darrel Ray of Recovering from Religion for his endorsement of The Holy Family, which he shared on the Recovering from Religion Facebook page: Here is a book I would recommend to all RR members. It is … Continue reading

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Chet Raymo on ‘The Holy Family’

In an interesting bit of juxtaposition, science writer Chet Raymo writes about a recent book that “proves” heaven’s existence, then contrasts it with my belief/unbelief-themed novel, The Holy Family. Here’s the post, or click to read it at Raymo’s Science … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day (from The Holy Family)

My novel The Holy Family opens on a Thanksgiving morning in Manhattan: “A hint of early morning light peeks through the long thin opening between the window shade and the sill…” Novelist Larry Baker, author of The Flamingo Rising and … Continue reading

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Spanking Good

One element of my novel The Holy Family, which explores the nature of religious belief and unbelief, is a controversial painting of Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus. In the novel, the painting is the work of the narrator’s daughter, … Continue reading

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Cheap Plastic Pearls

Not so long ago I attended a baptism at a Catholic church. Try as I might, I still can’t forget the little illustrative story the priest told as part of his performance of the ritual. The gist of the story … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the Common People

I admit to feeling a bit worn out by the incessant politics of the past several weeks of the debt-ceiling “crisis” and its bitter and stupid “resolution.” We know by now that the American people are the big losers in … Continue reading

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