Alan Jacobs

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Today I had a long conversation with a student, a physics major, who’s an atheist and very consciously so, but likes to talk about religion. She asked me a good many questions about what I believe and why, and then, when we were done, she stood up and said, “This has been really interesting, Dr. Jacobs. I think my favorite Christians are Mister Rogers and you.” And I thought, welp, that’s it, I’m done, career achievement unlocked, time to retire. I will never get another compliment that good.