I just finished reading your book; honestly, I had a hard time putting it down (I got very little accomplished in the past couple of days) and I found myself calling friends who are Atheists like me and reciting whole paragraphs for them and telling them they MUST read this book.
My favorite chapter, the one I reread as soon as I’d finished it because it was so hauntingly beautiful and thought-provoking was “The Proper Reverence Due Those Who Have Gone Before”; while the entire book should be required reading, that chapter could stand alone.
As a nurse, I am surrounded at work by fervent believers, people who are convinced that prayer (and idiocies such as “healing touch”) work, even people who believe in creationism and who take the Bible literally. The administration requires all of us to take a class in alternative “healing” annually, a colossal waste of my time and intellect! Your blog is my daily dose of quality thinking, the antidote to all the mushy thought that supports the waving of hands over a body to “straighten out the energy fields” and other such nonsense.
Thank you, Professor Myers!