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next lifetime: on the origins of religious experience

I don’t believe any of this stuff, right?  So how come I can see it all so clearly? Maybe I’ve just got no imagination at all.  I can see the house vividly.  Every detail, from ceilings to secret balconies and sunbathing decks.  The place needs a major paint job.  You’d think my next lifetime would […]

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a kaddish for easy expectations

The easy expectations—the stuff we’re just sure we know—turn out to be where we’re wrong.