For Towel Day: Pentecost, Evolution, and Douglas Adams’ Most Accidentally Christian Insight into the Human Condition

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Towel Pentecost Catholic Hitchhiker's Guide

How much do I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?  Let’s just say this: I’ve read it more times than I’ve seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  It’s kinda formative for me.
The first time that I picked up the Guide, I was struck by this profound passage, an aside from Adams regarding the babel fish (whose name, of course, derives from the tower of babel), which was able to make each person who slipped it in his or her ear understand the words coming out of an foreign mouth.  Readers of this journal will no doubt draw a parallel to a phenomenon that takes place in the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles.
This passage, I think, cleverly describes the way humans in an age of self-assured reason and reductionist scientism play God, to their own destruction

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