This morning, we lost one of our fellow Patheos Nonreligious bloggers, Stephanie Savage.
She had been in and out of hospitals since suffering a series of strokes in 2013 that left her in a six-week coma.
When she awoke, a lot of people attributed it to a “miracle.” Stephanie knew better.
So when she began blogging in 2015, she gave it the tongue-in-cheek name “Miracle Girl.” She went on to blog for years on a variety of topics, but she succumbed to her health this morning.
Dale McGowan, the manager of the Patheos Nonreligious blogs, offered a beautiful obituary on her site:
What began with a focus on her coma and recovery soon grew to encompass such diverse topics as evolution, marriage equality, climate change, gun violence, science denial, and religious (and nonreligious) identity. Her writing was always fluent and deeply informed, and no matter how serious the topic, she always seemed able to pull a thread of absurdity, leavening any subject with humor and insight.
Theists like to say things like, “When a door closes, God opens a window.” Atheists roll our eyes and open the window ourselves.
Give it a read. And if you’re not familiar with her, you can read her older posts beginning here.