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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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 take root in society and grow?  Why do others not take root.  This can be…
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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 along with the general society, changing their views as time and attitudes have changed.  This…
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