Church-State Separation

The week in review

Warning: Language. According to the American Humanist Association, Monday was Church/State Separation Day. I saved their graphic for the event: I’m sure this is a “raise awareness” kind of thing, not a celebration thing, since the state of our church/state separation sucks as long as “In God We Trust” is our national motto. I suppose… Continue reading The week in review

Criticism of Religion · Kemeticism

Leah Remini, Scientology, and the experiences that define us

When I saw the November 16 issue of People magazine on the stands at my local pharmacy, I looked at the cover and thought, “Hey, I might be able to get a blog post out of this.” Sure enough, here I am. Despite being a science fiction fan, I haven’t read any L. Ron Hubbard,… Continue reading Leah Remini, Scientology, and the experiences that define us

Criticism of Religion

Church abuses

My last post triggered a response from someone who has a much more serious grievance with the Unitarian Universalist Church than I do. Before we go any further, let’s review the primary purpose of this blog: The primary purpose (I say quite selfishly) concerns my religious and secular life. Anything else is tangential, say, church-state… Continue reading Church abuses


Multiple gods and multiple questions

I was attending a Catholic high school when I encountered what I have been thinking was a proverb, but I guess it’s more of a philosophy, and I thought it was Chinese but I was wrong – apparently it’s Hindu. “There are many paths to the same summit” refers to the world’s religions – many… Continue reading Multiple gods and multiple questions


Why I quit the Unitarians

A few weeks ago, I attended my last Unitarian Universalist service. At first, the problem was that I was going to church more often than I was doing rite. Rite, my shorthand for Daily Rite (since I usually don’t do it every day, like I should), was coming second to going to church (a weekly… Continue reading Why I quit the Unitarians