Don't give up the ghost

Europe's miraculous Ryder Cup comeback gives faith even to a nonbeliever

Originally Published: October 18, 2012
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

NOT LONG AGO I was having lunch with Penn Jillette, during which the atheist magician was explaining how I was wrong to have the wishes I've had. "One thing you'll hear half-assed atheists say is, 'I wish I believed in God. I wish there was an afterlife,'" he said. I told him that I am an atheist and confessed that I've said those things. "That's always been repulsive to me," Jillette replied. "It takes all the truth and joy and humanity and love out of our lives. If there's an ...

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