Category Archives: Too Smart for God

Religion in My Public School

(Occasionally I post draft excerpts  from Too Smart for God, the book I’m slowly writing about my journey from Christianity to atheism/agnosticism and back. Here’s an early chapter. Comments and suggestions for revision are welcome!) In Seventh Grade one period … Continue reading

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Too Smart for God – Chapter One – Who’s This Book About?

Here’s the first chapter of the book I’ve been working on for the past several years. If you have comments or suggestions for improvement I’d love to hear them. Or if you know of any agents or publishers who might be … Continue reading

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Too Smart for God – The Bumper Sticker Version

It’s always seemed kind of presumptuous to tell folks I’m working on a book.  I’ve gotten a little more comfortable with it lately  Partly that’s because I’ve felt more entitled  since I’ve started needing three digits to write the page … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves the Little Children (Who Can Roll Their R’s)

(This summer my church has graciously granted me a sabbatical to finish my book, Too Smart for God.  As I write, I’ll be posting some excerpts here for your enjoyment and for your feedback before I submit it to the inevitable … Continue reading

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A Visit With Swamiji

The five of us bounced along in the blue-green van that seemed to have no shocks, twisting around curves on the dusty roads that snaked through the rocky hills outside Tumkur, India.  A Beatles tape played on the van’s cassette … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Save the World – My Brief Fling with Politics

(Occasionally I’m posting first draft excerpts from the alleged book I’m writing, “Too Smart for God.”  Here’s one about politics.  I used an abbreviated version to open my sermon yesterday …) I used to think politics was the way to … Continue reading

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Getting Dad’s Car Stuck – A Father’s Day Remembrance

After I got my Driver’s License, I drove my dad’s car – a hulking, white Ford Galaxie 500.   Those cars were HUGE, like battleships on the street.  One night I was out with my girlfriend and I decided a … Continue reading

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