From the February 2013 magazine.

February 2013: Up on the Mesa

One man's beautiful share showed him there might be something bigger out there

STEP TWO: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

I always thought that religion was for people with death anxiety. I was not afraid to die. I have been close to death several times, and it was a very peaceful experience. You just let go and sink quietly into the blackness.

They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and they are right. The fight is rigged. Even government officials will tell you that. Back in Vietnam, for example, they didn’t even let you put “atheist” on your dog tag. The gomer who processed the...

-- Theodore U.

Bernalillo, New Mexico