Memorial Day Weekend. I left this comment on CNN today, responding to Mike Scotti’s article on the Cost of War: This should be the top story all memorial weekend (it was the last, bottom, story on my tablet today). As a Chaplain for thirty years working with countless people suffering with mental illness, and having […]Read More Veteran Suicide: the Lasting Cost of War
Now and then a Secular Chaplain sees something that renews “faith” in: Humanity. Last night I attended a forum for Young Adults called Faith in the Millenial Generation, led by young people, hosted by Dominican Sisters (those sweet radical social activists) and sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Council (actively networking for over 30 years). The […]Read More Interfaith Youth Panel. . .with an Atheist!
A “Virtual Billboard” I created on the Freedom From Religion Foundation website The message reflects two things: -the joy I feel in being married to my wife, who happens to be a Christian Minister -the dislike I have for the divisive distraction called “the study of god” -Theology Here’s another “billboard” I put up And one of […]Read More Freedom to Think and Love
Pennsylvania has now become the 18th state (plus the D.C.) to affirm Marriage Equality. As a Secular Chaplain, an American and a Human Being, I am Straight for Equality. For many years I have been open to perform Weddings for Same-Sex Couples. This is about Celebrating Love, beyond the dogmas and judgments, the ignorance and prejudice. […]Read More Straight for Equality
Uruguay’s President, Jose Mujica, is quite a remarkable, unusual leader. Here’s what BBC reports: “Uruguay’s president is famous for driving an old banger, living a humble life and giving a large slice of his salary to charity – so much so that he’s often been dubbed the world’s “poorest president” People in one other country, […]Read More Good Without God
As a long-ago Evangelical Christian and longtime Bible Student (Christian College, Seminary, Ministry) I continue to find it intriguing that many people still want to “save the world.” So, in my curiosity (and nostalgia?), I sometimes visit and engage Christian Apologetic (defending the faith) websites. Here’s one article I just found: “Should Christians Accept Secular […]Read More The Mind of Christ
Whether it arose from his “deep-seated paganism” or his long, sauntering journey out of traditional Christian beliefs, John Muir came to be fully converted to just one High God that makes all the other gods fade. In a journal entry he wrote: “The pines spiring around me higher, higher to the star-flowered sky, are plainly […]Read More The Greatest God of All