Two Things My Friend Randy Has Taught Me

When my friend Randy Lovejoy and I started down this road together about a year ago (when we first started a conversation about reproducing the conversation we’d been having for 15 years as a blog and podcast), I figured it’d be, among other things, educational. Sure, it was going to be educational where blogging andContinue reading “Two Things My Friend Randy Has Taught Me”

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #8: “Spirituality & Activism, Part 2”

One’s spirituality should be at the heart of one’s actions.  But not everyone’s spirituality is the same.  While we may not want to apply the word “spiritual” to Nazism, from a dedicated Nazi’s point of view, what they’re experiencing is both transcendent and spiritual.  It fixes their place in the Greater Scheme Of Things andContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #8: “Spirituality & Activism, Part 2””

A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 7

For the last 15 years, Presbyterian minister Randy Lovejoy and devout atheist TV/film writer-producer A L Katz have been carrying on a conversation together about spirituality — a thing they discovered they had in common. Spirituality and religion, Alan and Randy both agreed, are not the same thing. They also agreed: everyone — atheists includedContinue reading “A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 7”

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #7: “Spirituality & Activism, Part 1”

by A L Katz & Randy Lovejoy Ideally, a spiritual journey connects you to the world outside your head and all the other creatures in it. You see your place in the world on a micro and macro level. You find inner peace and a path toward further enlightenment. Then, once connected, ideally, your spiritualityContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #7: “Spirituality & Activism, Part 1””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 6: “Is The Bible Still Relevant?”

Love it or Leave it, the Bible is the most widely read book in the world, having sold over 3.9 billion copies over the past 50 years. That’s a lot of books. Plenty of hotel rooms still have a Gideons Bible hidden in a drawer. Plenty of televangelists still hold it aloft like it hadContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 6: “Is The Bible Still Relevant?””

There’s A Huge Difference Between “Religion” & “Spirituality”

The word “huge” may be an understatement. Everyone can experience spirituality if we understand “spirituality” as our relationship with the larger world we live in, our attempt to understand it and navigate with as much success and happiness as possible. If we think of our spirit as our “essence” — the very nature of whoContinue reading “There’s A Huge Difference Between “Religion” & “Spirituality””

How A Devout Atheist & A Presbyterian Pastor Became Very Good Friends

From The Atheist’s Point Of View… You know what they say about oil and water not mixing. It’s true. Without a whole lot of chemical intervention, you cannot make oil and water mix. But, on closer inspection, you may realize that what you thought were oil and water are actually both variations on water orContinue reading “How A Devout Atheist & A Presbyterian Pastor Became Very Good Friends”

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 5: “Spirituality + Drugs = ?”

If you do it right apparently, spirituality is the best drug ever. Never mind getting high, spirituality can get you connected — to everyone and everything in the world. But, if your spirituality needs a boost — we have chemistry. Even before Christianity introduced sacramental wine to its rites (alcohol is as much a drugContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 5: “Spirituality + Drugs = ?””

Our View Of Everything

As I enjoyed my nightly “medication” last evening (a bowl of the indica strain Paris followed by a bowl of 9 Pound Hammer) in the company again of Jupiter and Saturn (Jupiter’s the bright object almost center, Saturn’s the dimmer object to its left) — — I had another of those “experiences”. For starters, itContinue reading “Our View Of Everything”