Watching Lost has always been an act of faith. Polar bears, time travel, everything -- it's one long benefit of the doubt. But something's different this season, some conversion where faith has become Faith.
For many years now Richard Dawkins has been working to discredit all belief in God. He has now said that he wants to have the Pope arrested when he comes to Britain for later this year for covering up "crimes against humanity".
It never occurs to skeptics that a sense of wonder is paramount, even for scientists. Einstein insisted, in fact, that no great discovery can be made without a sense of awe before the mysteries of the universe.
The English language needs a spring cleaning to purge phrases that, while posing as neutral descriptions of the world, contain a hidden political agenda that then molds the assumptions of the listener.