Monthly Archives: September 2010

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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More on Morphing

In the social sciences, there is a field called Social Change.  Courses are taught in this field. Scholarly papers are written. The field deals with topics the average lay person knows a lot about.  Why do certain attitudes or ideas … Continue reading

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The Theological Morph

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has changed its views on gay clergy.  The evangelical church I grew up in now thinks dancing is OK.  Early Christian churches in the U. S. thought salvery was Biblically based. Churches have morphed … Continue reading

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Pray Not For Publicity

Matthew 6:5: ”And when you pray, do not do like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men.” I was reminded of this passage when I saw the picture … Continue reading

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Why Does the Church Miss the Moral High Ground?

One of today’s big newspaper stories is about this region’s Catholic Bishops sending out video discs with the admonition that the faithful should oppose gay marriage. Here we have a set of people, gays, who through no choice of their … Continue reading

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The Hypothetical Hindu

“Hey, Lindgren,” the older guy at the lawnmower shop said, “What have you got against the Ten Commandments?” “What I have against the Ten Commandments on public property is that they say you have to worship the one God, the Christian … Continue reading

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