The week of December 8, I listened to the mostly rancorous speeches by members during the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees’ hearings on impeaching Donald Trump.  And I wondered for the umpteenth time how people looking at the same facts can form such different conclusions.  I think it has less to do with particular facts than with wildly divergent worldviews.  Ken Funk offers this definition of worldview: “A worldview is the set of beliefs about fundamental aspects of Reality that ground and influence all one's perceiving, thinking, knowing, and doing.” The title of Emma Green’s November 2, 2019 article for The Atlantic puts the matter starkly: “Americans Hate One Another. ...

Terry Sims



In my late teens, I became uncomfortable with the religion that I had grown up in. Over the next ten years I looked for a new faith that I believed in and could not find one. I new what I did not believe more than what I did believe. I did not believe that the entire universe was created in six 24-hour days. I did not believe that Eve was created from Adams rib and that women must therefore be subjugated to men. I did not believe that all the troubles of this world are the result of Eve listening to the serpent and eating the apples of the tree of life. I did not believe that every word of the bible is the literal truth and the word of god. I did not believe that Jesus was born of the...

Pat Lindgren