Thursday, February 15, 2007

Catholic Blog Awards 2007

I have at least two reasons to love the CBA: 1) to see Amy Welborn receive the honor that is her due (they should just give her a Perpetual Achievement Award every year) and 2) to learn what blogs I've been missing out on. The ballots this year are way too long, but the long lists of nominees do fulfill Reason #2.

This year, I've discovered, up for Best New Catholic Blog, Et Tu, Jen which had this softly-barbed thought for the literate, cultured atheists out there:
I often wonder if Pinker, Dawkins and others like them have really internalized what they're saying. Because, at least in my experience, when you fully realize what it means to be an atheist -- that you and everyone you love are just chemical reactions, that all the poetry and wars and art and music and love of all humanity amount to not even a blip on the radar screen of the universe, that we are all simply a more complicated version of what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar together -- you don't feel like writing pithy essays about it.