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 […]
Please Support My Work
Working with non-profits for many years I got used to “professional begging” … asking people to support the good things […]
Muir and Me
John Muir sauntered into the wilds of my mind and my life, becoming first a “spiritual […]
Religion, awesome and awful
Timothy Egan gets a lot right in this NYT piece: Why People Hate Religion So, yes, people hate religion when […]
Some say he ignited the Civil War with his attempt to fire up a slave rebellion when he led the […]