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Religious Belief, Conspiracy, and Science

It occurred to me recently that religion might be at the root of all conspiracy theories. The thought first occurred to me as I was reading a novel in which the main characters have a deep faith in some sort … Continue reading

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To Whom (or What) do Atheists Pray?

In order to answer that question it is necessary to establish that atheists DO pray. Of course we do. Everyone prays, at least on certain occasions and under appropriate circumstances. It is said that “there are no atheists in foxholes,” … Continue reading

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Troubling Times

I doubt if there is a real conspiracy behind these happenings — they may simply be a fortuitous confluence of events — that could easily lead to a peaceful takeover of our government by less than idealistic people. As Republicans … Continue reading

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Intolerance

I have met a lot of different kinds of people in my travels. I grew up with Kansas farmers. I helped out in my grandfather’s Mom-and-Pop grocery store in Oklahoma City. I attended public elementary and intermediate schools in the … Continue reading

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The Great Oscar Brand Concert Tape Recording Caper

Legendary folk musician, Oscar Brand, died last night (9/30/2016). He was 96 years old and had been performing since his teens. Beginning in the 1940’s, he recorded nearly a 100 albums. And, unknowingly, he lured me into a “prank” that … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking

“…for without magic, we are cut off from our roots in universal human existence and wander forever homeless.” I always get a little choked up when I recite this quotation for friends. This eloquent sentiment comes from, of all places, … Continue reading

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Who Will Believe the Unbelievable?

I am always amazed that so many people profess to know so much about things that are intrinsically unknowable. People have written whole libraries full of seriously-intentioned books about subjects that have been totally invented. They have analyzed and critiqued … Continue reading

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