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Easter… after ‘magic’

This Sunday, people all over the world will be celebrating Easter by dressing up, taking family photos and going to a church to hear a story they know by heart. Before they head home for some ham, they’ll sing songs celebrating that after they die, they will be going to heaven to be with god […]

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I do too

“We’re just here,” he shrugged. “That’s it. It’s mind-blowing, but that doesn’t mean there’s a purpose or that it’s inherently meaningful. I may be a biochemical evolutionary expression of an unfolding universe, but that doesn’t mean the universe CARES,” He said, smugly. “But do you?,” I asked “Do I care? Sure. Yes, I care.” “I […]

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The Church, buried alive.

Americans are abandoning church exponentially. Especially the 18-35yr olds whose “no religion” affiliation has quadrupled in the last 30 years. America’s fastest growing religion? “None”. And it’s not because the music needs more orgasmic crescendos led by worship leaders in ever-lengthening t-shirts… but because Christianity has become morally irrelevant. A church with nothing to say […]

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Nationalism is Foolishness

There is no such thing as “our country”. This is an imaginary construct. The deer don’t respect it. The migrating geese have never bowed to it’s claims. The wind whips back and forth across it without a single concern. The air we breathe is “made” in cooperation with the Amazon forest and the transcontinental weather […]

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#ibelievesurvivors

Like a lot of topics these past two years, I have been forced to wake up from my white male privilege to confront the darkness in our culture that women and people from minority or immigrant backgrounds have known forever. There is a selective ignorance about some sort of “age-of-innocence” that only applies to white […]

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Love is the point of “GOD”

On my morning walk I was working some stuff out in my head and thought I would write it down. I’ve been frustrated with the perception that religious beliefs are “so important”. Perhaps this is why religions are failing all over. They have become self serving rather than life affirming. Religion should be the water […]

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Chutes & Ladders

“No matter what one believes in, there is something wonderful about blessing things.” -Kathleen Norris One of the games I played with my sister as a kid was Chutes and Ladders. For those unfamiliar, its a simple board game where you hit the spinner to move x number of spaces up the board to win. […]

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PRIDE to the People

It’s pride month and I wanted to state once again how sorry I am for having stood on the wrong side of this conversation for so long. Not because I was some sort of anti-gay activist but because I was worse – a silent complicit “don’t rock the boat” coward who preferred to enjoy my […]

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