Just read this killer essay in Best American Essays 2014

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Just read this killer essay in Best American Essays 2014

Postby kennyc » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:47 pm

by Kristin Dombek - Letter from Williamsburg first published in the Paris Review.

http://www.theparisreview.org/letters-e ... tin-dombek

She really mixes it up with religion, sex and life.

The entire text is not available on line but there is an audio version here:

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013 ... liamsburg/
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Re: Just read this killer essay in Best American Essays 2014

Postby Gord » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:54 pm

kennyc wrote:http://www.theparisreview.org/letters-essays/6236/letter-from-williamsburg-kristin-dombek

I have been an atheist now for more than fifteen years, and I have been able to explain to myself almost everything about the faith I grew up in, but I have not been able to explain those experiences of a God so real he entered bedrooms of his own accord, lit them up with joy, and made people generous. For a long time it puzzled me why, if I made God up, I couldn’t make up this feeling myself.

That's how I feel about Santa Claus!

And no, I'm not kidding. I really love Christmas that much. Joy and generosity and the feelings of wonder and bliss.
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Re: Just read this killer essay in Best American Essays 2014

Postby digress » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:06 am

A killer essay sounds too dangerous to read...
  God is an idea.  

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