It’s two am and I open my email to find the word “REPENT” in all capital letters in the body of the first message I open. Not only am I told to repent, I’m also told I’m going to hell.
This is the third time in a week I’ve been threatened with eternal damnation via email. Emails from the occasional backwards Christian kook are entertaining, as well as depressing: some members of the Christian faith are truly ridiculous.
It's 9:00 p.m. on February 14 and I'm sitting in a pew at the Duke University Chapel with my laptop open. Even though it's Valentine's Day, to my surprise the chapel is half full. Either these students are exceptionally devout or everyone came to Mass because they couldn't find dates. Either way, I'm impressed by the piety of these Blue Devils.