Are We Aborigines?

Many years ago, I watched a documentary of an anthropologist who was traveling with a group of aborigines.  They were trekking across some stretch of land, I don’t remember where. The purpose of their trek was to find food. There were women and children in the group and the tribe’s leaders noted that signs of …
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Where Does Your God Live?

One little corner of the human experience I’ve followed since graduate school is the location of various peoples’ gods.  Now, I don’t claim to be an expert in this area of anthropology, it’s just one of my quirky curiousities. The Christian God, of course, is in the sky. Some native cultures find their spiritual beings…
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Atheists Don't Have No Songs

That’s the title of a new song written and performed by Steve Martin.  Yes, that’s Steve Martin the comedian. Martin’s new interest is performing music professionally. He tours with the Deep  Canyon Rangers, a blue grass group. I happen to be a big blue grass fan and listen to it at every opportunity.  One of my…
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Who Knows The Bible Best? SURPRISE

Researchers from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, an independent research group, polled 3,400 Americans and asked them 34 questions about the Bible.  The people who got the most answers right were….ATHEISTS.  This was the case even when controlled for educational levels.  This throws into confusion all kinds of theories and strategies for…
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Why Freethinkers Soldier On

Once in a while, I reflect on our project to get the Ten Commandments removed from their location on public property.  I review the reasons we are devoting so much time and money to a project very few people in the community care about.  Most people have not seen the stone and don’t care whether…
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