An Open Letter to Ross Douthat

Hey Ross,

Let me just say that, though I’m neither religious nor conservative, I really appreciate your columns. I read them on the regular. Maybe it’s because I was once a Catholic, and educated by Jesuits, but I feel like I get where you’re coming from, even if I couldn’t stay there myself.

In your column of August 14, “A Guide to Finding Faith,” you attempt to show your more skeptical readers (like me) why believing in God and the supernatural might actually be more reasonable than not believing. You want to show, contra Daniel Dennett, that it is…