But I really want to read her book now. She's a heavily Christian writer who, as PZ puts it, is "going to give the godless a piece of her mind." She bewails the godless' tendency to be condescending toward religion, stating:
The characterization of religion by those who dismiss it tends to reduce it to a matter of bones and feathers and wishful thinking, a matter of rituals and social bonding and false etiologies and the fear of death, and this makes its persistence very annoying to them.
I love that assessment. I love how beautifully condescending, artful, and admirably accurate that quote is. I love the "bones and feathers" bit, especially. And I don't want to say anymore, lest I detract from the absolute beauty of this quote.