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Dean Lawrence

I was born to a strict evangelical minister, so for the first 18 years of my life I was immersed in extreme Christianity, but religion was never a good fit for me. When I left home I left the church and, after some brief experiments with other religions, left religion all together and became a non-theist. I have been an English professor, a newspaper editor, an IT manager, a retail salesperson, and even a chimney sweep. Now, I am retired and free to pursue my own interests.

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:13

My father, the Southern Baptist preacher, used to say, "Everyone has faith, and they use it every day, they just don't know it."

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:00

The Founding Fathers were Deists; they wrote the Constitution specifically to maintain the separation of church and state.