Tis now posted on Beyond God The Gods are coming. . .Hide the Animals! The Gods of Human Imagination seem to Really Hate Animals and a lot of Living Things. . .except Humans of course! Humans make the Gods and Goddesses happy the more living things are sacrificed for the Big Divine Egos. Happy Slaughter […]Read More Tis the Season to Shelter. . .People. . .and All Living Things
Like so many, I’m very disheartened by the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri. A young man killed by a young police officer. I sympathize with the pain of loss. I have some understanding for the frustration of family, friends and community. America has a huge race relations problem that stains us all, generation after generation. The […]Read More What I Would Tell My Daughter about Ferguson
It already drives our Politics and most of our Religion. . . The “Poo Bus” Don’t you just love the simple, common sense solutions?Read More Holy Crap, this is a Great Idea!
With or without faith we can be grateful and show gratitude. It’s not about saying “Thank You!” to some higher being or even to Nature. I think it’s more a sense of appreciation. Most often for me that comes through people showing the best of “being human” in the gentlest of gestures, or through the […]Read More Gratefulness without a God
Some wisdom for the day from naturalistic philosopher John Burroughs: “The nature gods we know; we live in daily and hourly converse with them; we see and know that we are dependent upon them every moment of our lives. These gods—air, water, fire, earth—and the greater gods whose eyes blink to us in the midnight […]Read More The gods we know
I visited a believer’s website with the headline: “Washington National Cathedral to Host Muslim Prayer Service” This sounded fine to me. A very interfaith gesture. Exactly what we need to see happen more to bring peace between religions. I thought maybe this believer’s blog would say this openness and inclusion was indeed a very good […]Read More Lying for God
I had another of those experiences the other day that remind me I’m still a Chaplain. . .even without the official title. An elderly gentleman I work with came to speak with me the other day. He and I have some lively discussions from time to time about “spiritual matters.” He loves to explore wild […]Read More A Secular and a Spiritual Face Death Together