More on the letter to the young Atheist about the Shroud of Turin

A reader writes:

image I’m afraid your young atheist blogger has caught the fever of so many young atheists, a malady of misconception fed more by creationists and IDers than by the likes of Richard Dawkins. The symptom is a belief that scientists and particularly biologists cannot rationally believe in God. As an Episcopalian (you not me, I’m a Jesuit priest who teaches physics), I’m surprised that you didn’t point out that the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding archbishop of your church in the  U.S., has imagea degree in biology from Stanford and a PhD in oceanography from Oregon State. Her Grace, Dr. Schori, unquestionably a distinguished scholar, has made it clear that she has no reservations about evolution and she puts no stock whatsoever in Intelligent Design theories. Her husband, it should be noted, is a science professor at Oregon State. Her daughter is a pilot in the Air Force. The lady primate (not in a biological sense, of course) is, herself, a damn good instrument pilot.

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