Freethinking Followers

Freethinkers are rarely “followers” since they tend to be heretics (those who choose their own path) and fiercely self-reliant. But this seems like a good time to remind the Followers of Secular Chaplain that I now post most of my writing over at Chris Highland (aka Secular Chaplain). Feel free … as all true Freethinkers […]

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Solstice Sky

B/W seems to highlight the beautiful contrasts of the December afternoon following a light dusting of snow this morning here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, WNC.

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Crossing Fences of Faith and Freethought

“Freethought, Faith and the Future” (Could the Secular Vision of Star Trek offer a Way Forward?) Author’s Note: This essay was submitted to the “Response” magazine published by Seattle Pacific University, the wealthy west coast evangelical university where I received my B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. After a month and two emails, the editor tersely […]

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Snow Church

A number of churches were closed this weekend due to heavy snow and ice.  For those of us in the secular community, it was just another wonderful day in Nature’s open-air Sanctuary!

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Tom Paine’s Church

An essay on Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason with reflection on his revolutionary statement: “My own mind is my own church.” Thomas Paine’s Church Your comments and responses are welcome. 

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Tree Tunnels

Our “gratefulness day” was the day before T-Day.  Walking the tunnels of trees off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Never saw anyone else on the trails through the secular sanctuary, where every day is gratefulness.

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