Five years ago this week Carol and I were married in an unusual ceremony. For background: My wife happens to believe in God and the supernatural. I happen to think there is no God and Nature is enough. In fact, she is a Presbyterian Minister who directs a large Interfaith Council. I am a former […]Read More The Major Reason Why I Am Not an Anti-Theist
“BAN MARRIAGE BETWEEN RELIGION AND STATE” (in rainbow colors on a bumpersticker I saw this week) Funny. . .and Wise. . .a Reminder to be Rational and Speak Up for SeparationRead More Church and State
While the Catholic Church apparently has enough evidence to “canonize” (make the measure of faith) two popes. . . those who might be better examples of “living their faith” may just be overlooked. Like Father Frans, an unconventional Dutch Jesuit Priest who was just shot to death in Syria (BBC) In the early 1990s. . […]Read More Making “Saints”
As a former Christian Minister who led hundreds of Easter services over the years, these holydays continue to get me reflective. My wife (a Presbyterian Minister) was amused this weekend when I brought a bible to breakfast to read her a passage from First Peter about Jesus preaching to the dead in “prison” since the […]Read More Saving Jesus
It’s Good Friday. Happy GF to those who celebrate the Execution of their Lord by a Secular Government mixed up with Powerful Religious Leadership. Friendly Atheist posted this on the FFRF response to religious messages on public property in Chicago. These FFRF posters are classic reminders of the “sacred” wall of Separation between Religion and State […]Read More Crucifixion of the Constitution
I love this guy (Zach Anner) and his approach to people of faith. Have a Little Faith (SoulPancake) He’s a “searching” skeptic who’s curious about what people believe and why they believe. So, he visits various sanctuaries, meets people and builds relationships, all while having fun with it. The part I really like is that […]Read More Have a Little Faith. . .or Not!
I admit, it can be fun to make light of Religion and Faith. This “holy week” I’ve already asked two Ministers I know, “If there was a Last Supper, what was the Last Breakfast?” Some folks find these poking questions rather funny and I think we all should. It reveals the humanity hidden behind all […]Read More Passover of the Dispossessed