Mine = Religion

No Good Deed Part Deux

February 22, 2010

So I’m volunteering again on the last day of the library Book Sale. Same deal: a dollar a bag, get a second bag free. This time, pickings were really down to the dregs: Nora Roberts paperback romances and movies on VHS. In walks a Mom – late 20-something with a row of ear piercings and […]

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Where Did the Dinosaurs Sit?

October 2, 2009

The recent unveiling of the 4.4 million year old hominid fossils, “Ardi,” reminded me of the first time I heard a Creationist homeschooler make a comment about “that evolution thing.” In my 50+ years, I’ve met many people of many faiths, beliefs, crazy notions or no notion at all. But it wasn’t until that afternoon […]

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

September 21, 2009

So I’m volunteering on the last day of the library Book Sale. A dollar a bag, get a second bag free. That kinda Bargain Basement price brings out the frugal, the geeks, the hoarders and me. In walks a Mom, a little girl, a tween boy, and the oldest child – a taller-than-me, lanky, kinda […]

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I Swear to God: Resurrection Cookies

March 23, 2008

Listen, I love baking cookies with my kid. It’s yummy science. And even as an atheist, I can appreciate the value of using that process with learning Scripture. I remember the Easter Story. It’s got its sad parts, but at least it’s got a happy ending. If you believe in that kinda stuff. Sure, this […]

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Jeez Louise Camp

December 31, 2007

I want to tell myself (and you, dear reader) the reason I found the documentary Jesus Camp so unsettling ISN’T because it’s about Evangelical Christians. I want to believe that if the film was about Tupperware saleswomen or European soccer fanatics, I’d find their behavior as disconcerting. But I’m not so sure. My spiritual belief […]

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