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Jim Downard

Jim Downard
Jim Downard is a Spokane native (with a sojourn in Southern California back in the early 1960s) who was raised in a secular family, so says had no personal faith to lose. He's always been a history and science buff (getting a bachelor's in the former area at what was then Eastern Washington University in the early 1970s).

Voting in a Time of Division

Our editor asked “How should people of faith vote in the Cathy/Lisa campaign and why?”  Well, don’t leave out the non-faith people too.  Here’s this secularist’s take.

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Ask An Atheist: How do you explain design throughout the universe?

If we take the "throughout the universe" part seriously, since the only life we know of is here, the rest of the universe is just stars and apparently lots of planets.  Do any of those appear to be "designed"?  Not that I know of, nor do we find even design advocates going out of their way to point to some weirdly located gas giant orbiting a small star as a herald of divine planet making.

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