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Religious Restoration

To many people’s dismay, the US has become embroiled in something called “religious restoration”.  The politicians and religionists who favor so-called religious restoration laws say that they protect the religious freedoms of the people.  Those who are wary of such … Continue reading

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Happy Freethought Day

This time of the year, discussion in the YMCA locker room regards the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. However, when I encounter Rodney at the gym, I’m likely, instead,  to be challenged at some intellectual or spiritual level.  He greeted me as I entered the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Cruelty

I awakened at 2:30 this morning fully alert and very troubled.  I had planned to sleep in much later, but my mind must have been processing the series of five videos I had watched an hour before bedtime, last night.  … Continue reading

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Skepticism With Heart

Did you mentally roll your eyes, when you glanced at the title of this post?  Do you have a negative opinion of people who espouse skeptical reasoning?  Perhaps you are of a skeptical nature and saw a clash in the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Johannes Kepler

It’s noteworthy that Carl Sagan called Johannes Kepler the “first astrophysicist and the last scientific astrologer.” Kepler’s groundbreaking work and theories influenced scientific investigation of the cosmos, astronomical astrology, meteorology, mathematics and Christian religion. He was a tireless thinker, writer … Continue reading

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Antinous The Good

His life is a mystery to modern scholars.  Yet he was elevated to the status of a god in the late Roman Empire. To this day there is a minor religion dedicated to Antinous The Good. It was on this … Continue reading

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Happy Samhainn

My friend Karla drove down to Omaha yesterday afternoon so she could be on time for the holiday celebration.  I had assumed that she planned to take in a Hallowe’en party.  She quickly corrected me by stressing it was a … Continue reading

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