The topics we feature on Friendly Atheist are usually plucked from the headlines. I wouldn’t want it any other way, but it does make it dicey, sometimes, to write about something noteworthy that happened decades or centuries ago.
For instance, I have a historically accurate account of a medieval nun who, in the throes of religious passion, believed that she felt Jesus’s foreskin on her tongue, and orgasmed as soon she swallowed said prepuce (which, in her dream, she did over and over again. I think the proper response to that is “I’ll have what she’s having“).
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