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Thinking about talking about churching

A strange thing has hap­pened to me. Ever since join­ing our hip­py-go-lib­er­al UU church, I find myself men­tion­ing it in casu­al con­ver­sa­tion. For forty-odd years I haven’t ever talked about church, except when asked, and then only to indi­cate that no, I don’t real­ly attend any church. But since join­ing SMUUCh, I find myself talk­ing […]

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The search for church

I’ve nev­er been a reli­gious guy. I don’t believe in God. I see a lot of the crap that goes down in the world in the name of one God or Anoth­er, and it does­n’t do much to change my opin­ion. My moth­er used to take me to church when I was lit­tle (she took […]

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This is not the religious freedom you are looking for

Atten­tion, reli­gious con­ser­v­a­tives decry­ing the gov­ern­men­t’s crack­down on your reli­gious free­dom: you’ve got it all wrong. See, you think reli­gious free­dom means you have the right to prac­tice your reli­gion wher­ev­er, and when­ev­er, you like. Not true. Reli­gious free­dom actu­al­ly means “free­dom from reli­gion.” Let me explain. Clear­ly, you are free to prac­tice what­ev­er reli­gion […]