Here we are in the Age of UN-Reason. (call it nuts, crazy, wacky, weird or downright dangerous, we live in […]
Archive for September 2019
I don’t write much poetry any more, and I never liked rhyming much, but here’s something in honor of the […]
Is Atheism a Religion?
Spoiler alert: No. Ok, next time someone says atheism is a religion, here’s a good response from Susan Jacoby (Strange […]
Mystery upon Mystery
I suppose I’m the kind of person who enjoys a good mystery. I like watching mysteries (particularly British) but I […]
Paine Management for Believers and Non-Believers
As I’m about to teach a six-week class on a forgotten freethinking founder of America, it becomes clearer to me […]
Is Every Atheist an Anti-Theist?
That’s my Q of the D … Question of the Day. If you identify as an Atheist, are you also […]
A Day at Mount Vernon
I was born and raised in Washington … the State of Washington. Since childhood I saw images of George everywhere, […]
God for President?
I’m a strong and outspoken supporter of wall of separation between Religion and State. But what about religion in politics? […]
Watched these “panpipes” as they were being constructed by “organ pipe” mud-daubber wasps, I assume. The project is being built […]
A Closer Look at the Lord’s Prayer
This week’s column takes a closer, rational, line-by-line look at the so-called Lord’s Prayer or “Our Father.” Many of us […]
What is Sacred Art?
Today I received a new copy of Huston Smith’s classic, The Illustrated World’s Religions. Must have left my old copy […]
What is Humanism?
For awhile after leaving faith-church-god, I wasn’t sure what to call myself. “Ex-Christian,” “Former Minister,” “Atheist,” “Non-Supernaturalist”? I settled on […]