January 7, 2013

An Atheist Reads the Bible

Robert Tracinski, Tracinski Letter

To begin my long-promised series on the Bible, I wanted to describe the indirect route by which I came into this project.

Five years ago, I found myself with a little extra time over Christmas break and decided to read a volume I had picked up years ago at an antique shop: an old edition of John Milton’s 1674 epic poem Paradise Lost, with illustrations from the famous 19th-century artist Gustave Doré. You can buy your own copy here (for a whole lot more than I paid for it, incidentally), but since both the text and the illustrations are in the public domain, you can browse them Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Christmas, John Milton


October 18, 2013
The War on Christmas Is Back, Again
Rebecca Downs, Juicy Ecumenism
You may have heard about Bill O’Reilly’s concern over the War on Christmas. In 2007, O’Reilly even devoted an entire chapter his book entitled, Culture Warrior to “the Battle for Christmas.” It is... more ››