What’s A Really Good Prayer?

Some of you may know I was a Mayor here in Fargo for 16 years.  It was a long time ago so I’m surprised when people remember. I was a practicing Christian during those years so I did not see things in the same way as I do now that I am a Freethinker.  But, …
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It’s Too Late To Oppose Gay Marriage

The lastest Pew research poll shows that for the first time, the majority of those polled do not oppose gay marriage.  Attitudes on this topic are changing rapidly. Only one year ago, those opposing gay marriage represented a few point over the majority.  In just on year, the percentage fell below 49%. It’s in everyone’s…
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Are Northerners Real Americans?

It’s amazing  to me our very large country hangs together.  I was reminded of the regional differences in polling data I read today at ChristianPost.com.  When the religious views of people in four cities are compared, two in the South, two in the Northeast, the differences are remarkable.  The cities were Birmingham, AL, and Charlotte, NC…
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My Christian Friend, You Are An Atheist Too

When someone writes that they feel sorry for me because I have not seen evidence that there is a God, I like to point out that they are not believers either.  We are much the same. There are and have been many gods. Hindus have many. There were the Greek Gods with all the inspiring names. …
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How To Die Well

Today I was a panelist at a conference on death and dieing.  It was sponsed by the Veteran’s Administration and Hopice of the Red River Valley.  The Panel was made up of people representing different faith groups. The faiths represented were Buddists, Moslems, Christians and myself representing Freethinkers.  Each person spoke of the customs, beliefs…
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