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Contradicting the universe

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the hardest things about being a fully secular human is realizing that the universe couldn’t possibly care less whether I am happy or safe, or fulfilled, or even alive. It doesn’t help that most of the pieces of the universe all around me—the ones shaped like me—care about my happiness only fractionally more […]

Posted inFrom the Vault

When an engagement ring goes missing, an atheist comes to the rescue

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week, Hayley Plack realized her 1.1-carat engagement ring was no longer on her finger and (as you can imagine) began freaking out. Her fiancé, Andrew Frank, didn’t have any leads. So they began retracing her steps:

Desperate, he and Plack searched their trash, picking through wet coffee filters and rotten lettuce. They re-rode her bus route and got a number for the people who clean the vehicles. At the metro station, they found the manager.
As riders walked past, Plack broke down.
“I’ll pray for you. Keep your faith in God,” the manager told them. “Let’s hope a godly person finds it.”

A godly person didn’t find it.
But it turns out an atheist did:

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