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April 2015

For Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists, Etc.

There are those, so conversant with the annals of science, who scoff at anything remotely smacking of religion. Theirs is the residue of a bad experience growing up and listening to tall, dead tales that warped their vision and happiness. Granted.  But keep one ear open, please, and an eye to possibilities; for the universe […]

Life Is The Treasure

LIFE IS THE TREASURE When everything in the universe is showing us miracles, is showing the way, is waiting breathlessly, is bursting with spring leaves and stars, is reverberating with song, is imagining pent-up blessings for us all – we drag through the day, we see nothing, hear nothing, feel nothing, we do not know […]

God’s Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs that once roamed and terrorized the Earth – did somebody plan them? Did God, sitting and pondering on his throne, envision them in his lordly plan? There were no thoughts of peace and brotherhood coursing through tyrannosaurus rex’s brain, only the ferocious gnashing of jaws and teeth, and insatiable hunger – a penchant […]

Joy Is Born Of The Struggle

What is the essence of life’s message? We have been looking in the wrong direction. The turmoil, the struggles, the pain  –  we bemoan these trials and yearn for a life free of suffering, another world beyond this veil of tears where flowers bloom endlessly, where we bathe in eternal bliss. So our religions have […]

The Holy Trinity & John Jones, 633 – 38th Street

So centuries ago, the big split occurred. In 325 A.D., the assembled bishops of the Church finally got it straight at the council of Nicaea. There had been folks around with screws loose claiming that Jesus was not co-eternal with God the Father – that God the Father was the main character, and Jesus kind […]

Lend Brightness to a Darkened World

Poems are meant to be Read aloud.  Not mouthed in Quiet, or passed like a Shade through the channels Of the mind. Horns are made to be Heard; loud, blaring. Words come from out of The heart.  Their poignancy Can shift and cut through The deepest dark, Resurrecting hope, glory, New worlds. We are all […]

Maybe We Need A New Religion – Speaker Series

“Maybe We Need A New Religion”, the latest book by author James Hilgendorf, provides the basis for one of his continuing series of talks given to all kinds of interested groups around the United States. People are increasingly turning away from mainline religions, and the reasons are many.  Many people cannot believe anymore in the […]

Madhouse of the Universe

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” These were the words of the great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  They applied in his day, and they apply in our own time. Looking around the world today, it is indeed madness […]