I’ve been considering taking up religion for the New Year. I’m one of those recovering Catholics—I have fond memories of Saint Rita High School, especially the theology fables. Some years ago I wrote a Reader story on a debate in southern Illinois between a Baptist preacher and a member of American Atheists on whether God exists. I thought the infidel won, and I’ve been a heathen ever since.

But now I’m thinking of converting to Rahm Emanuelism. The perks sound great, at least the reincarnation bit.