Anecdotal Evidence for Reincarnation

I was at Avebury in 2007. But before I went, I had memories of being there in the 1930s.Via WitchVox, here’s an article from Psychology Today on reincarnation – in particular the work of Professor Ian Stevenson, who catalogued “over 2,500 cases, from cultures around the world, where small children would describe previous lives and deaths they had experienced that turned out to correspond in detail with those of real people whose stories the children could not have known.”The writer, Michael Kapla … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Voodoo???

Via the Wild Hunt, here’s an article on Lisa Johnson, a “for-hire expert in all your voodoo needs” – who’s also the sister of former NFL (and Southern Methodist University) running back Eric Dickerson. Johnson says the Saints won yesterday’s Super Bowl because every “root doctor, voodoo priest, and conjurer” was working magic for New Orleans.I’ve never had much use for athletes who thank God for helping them beat their opponents to a bloody pulp in some athletic contest. They usually sound like t … [Read more...]

New Atheist vs. UU Minister

Here’s an interesting exchange: New Atheist Christopher Hitchens interviewed by UU minister Marilyn Sewell. I found the article via Religion Dispatches, where it was summarized / reviewed by Eric Reitan of Oklahoma State University.As I think I’ve made clear, I find it frustrating when Hitchens et al claim that fundamentalism is the only “real” religion. Sewell describes herself as a liberal Christian, Hitchens responds “you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.” I don’t know how Hit … [Read more...]

Not Knowing

In my look at the argument between theists and atheists, one of my key points is that “not knowing” is OK. The big questions of Life are beyond our ability to know with any real certainty. We don’t know what existed before the Big Bang, we don’t know what happens to our individual consciousness after death, and we don’t know The Meaning Of Life. We have hints and intimations, bits and pieces that are meaningful and helpful to some of us though not to all of us, but ultimately, we don’t know.And t … [Read more...]

Ghost Story

I had a phone call from David in Tennessee tonight. David and I became good friends in 11th grade and have remained close ever since. What you need to know about David for this story is that while he's nominally a Methodist, he's more "spiritual but not religious"... except he's not very spiritual. But for someone who isn't spiritual, he seems to attract a lot of spirits. One of his encounters became a turning point for me, in 2001 when I finally decided to get serious about my own … [Read more...]

Rev. Bill Metzger

This message just went out on the Denton UU e-mail list:Rev. Bill Metzger passed away peacefully this morning at Denton Regional Medical Center. He was 73 years old. His wife, our consulting minister Rev. Diana Heath, was with him when he passed. Rev. Diana and Bill's children, David and Christine, have been at his side since he was moved from ICU to hospice care on Thursday. According to Bill's wishes, the family will have him cremated.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, … [Read more...]

“Amazing Grace” and “Hallelujah Anyhow”

Here's a YouTube video of "Amazing Grace" and "Hallelujah Anyhow" by the choirs of the Center for Spiritual Living and Unity Dallas, at the EarthRhythms Winter SolstiCelebration. It was awesome - enjoy. … [Read more...]

CUUPS Imbolc

If you're in the DFW area, please join us for our Imbolc Circle this Saturday evening. Click the image for a larger version of the flyer. … [Read more...]


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