Was Sagan a Comfort Seeker?

Subject: Moral Law & Carl Sagan


I came upon your essay by chance and quite liked it. It's a very good point that a belief in an afterlife is no more comforting than the opposite point of view. Did you hear about the letter sent to a well-known publication (I think PARADE mag. but I may be mistaken) shortly after Sagan's death? It said something like "now that he's dead, Carl Sagan is probably not an atheist any more". It caused quite a stir. I look forward to reading more of your essays. I have some stuff on my personal site, but it's more brief. Some slightly longer essays in the newsletter I write at:

Fr. Matthew Kowalski

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