Conspiracy Theories

A DMN blogger posted a link to an event titled "WHAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT 9/11" and followed it with the question:"Does this strike you as a legitimate event or a way to exploit a tragedy to make money?"My answer is "neither." It's an event by and for people who mistrust and/or hate government so much they prefer to believe an elaborate, implausible conspiracy rather than some pretty straightforward evidence.Others simply can't deal with the insecurity and randomness of life. They … [Read more...]

The State of Unitarian Universalism

My favorite UU blogger is Rev. Victoria Weinstein, aka PeaceBang. Yesterday she posted a long essay that started on the recent UUA Presidential election and quickly moved into the state of Unitarian Universalism. While it’s not all gloom and doom, she raises enough issues – and enough issues that hit home with me as a local lay leader – to make me wonder about the future of our religion / denomination / movement.In particular, I have to wonder if any religion or religious subset can survive (mu … [Read more...]

Yard Bunny, or a Solstice Hare?

I have rabbits, or at least, a rabbit, living in my back yard... most likely in the overgrown section of the herb garden. I managed to get close enough for a cell phone picture. … [Read more...]

A UU Looks at the Fourth of July

From this morning's President's welcome:Rev. Diana told us that Easter is the most difficult day for a UU minister. If that’s true – and I have no doubt it is – then I think perhaps the Fourth of July is the most difficult day for a UU lay person. We grow up bathed in patriotism: we’re taught to salute the flag and say the pledge of allegiance, to sing The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America, to wave flags and shoot fireworks on the Fourth of July.But then we get a little older and we lear … [Read more...]