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

A reader writes:

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 a 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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