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Dealing With Death In A Secular Age

“I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen Human beings are both blessed and cursed in that we evolved the awareness of our own mortality. We are cursed in that this awareness, combined with our fierce instinct of self-preservation, is the source of a […]

Are Secular Parents Denying Their Children The Opportunity To Be Religious?

There’s a good joke about Unitarian Universalists. Q: “What’s a Unitarian Universalist?” A: “An Atheist with children.” Religious jokes, like any jokes, are funniest when there’s an element of truth. I don’t┬áspeak for Unitarian Universalists, but I have been to Unitarian Universalist services before, and I enjoyed them. Mostly because it was church without all […]

The State of Religion In Maine: Takeaways From The Pew Research Survey

Americans are becoming less religious, especially young adults. That’s the takeaway soundbite from The latest Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study. But what about Maine? The Almanac of American Politics describes Maine as “a state with a distinctive personality,” labeling us as “ornery” and “contrary minded.” Does this hold true with regards to our changing […]