Cold weather, more links:

American religion, whatever its formal sectarian designation, tends to be decidedly Protestant.” Kwame Anthony Appiah gives an very interesting talk on rights and culture in a cosmopolitan age.

A secular parent wishes his children knew some Bible stories.

Once again, faux Christian outrage rears its head. Please read this, everyone.

I don’t know if any of our readers are map geeks, but just in case: what if US state boundaries conformed to watersheds?