Welcome to Earthly Religion, the Internet presence of God’s Goods, a humanistic, naturalistic, deistic religion.

This religion does not expect you to believe in God, the Bible, or any particular religious authority. Rather, it places faith in our human prerogatives and abilities, our earth’s interrelated system of life, and the natural laws which allow security, ability, freedom, and ultimate meaning.

Both non-believers and believers are welcome here.  The emphasis isn’t on believing; it’s on being and behaving, living well with yourself, each other, and life on earth.

The attention here is on the earthly. Supernatural speculations and possibilities are interesting but diverting.  Our religious responsibility and opportunity is found in these bodies on this earth.

While we take our religious perspective and work seriously, we don’t want it to be stuffy. Too often, religions are alien to the human condition rather than affirming of it.  We lean more towards the fun and sexy, natural and lively, human and humane.

Look through the essays, editorials, sermons, reviews, and blogs.  You’ll find pertinent, provocative thinking towards a free, ethical, and healthy way of life.   You may respond and participate.  All sincere input is welcome; spam and hateful rants are trashed.  As this site gains attention, participation, and contributions, it will grow to include and serve many worthy causes.

With your participation and support I will be more able to develop and apply the core ideas and values found here.

Most Recent Articles


  • Jobs, Jobs and Job

    Jobs, Jobs and Job Jobs, we all want jobs. Or so we repeatedly hear. I don’t join that throng. I’m at that place in life where I only want to do what I want to do, and that is to serve this wayward, wanting world. Yet, as I listened to C-SPAN programs of election debates across the country in this 2014 election season, “creating jobs” was the main mantra. Millions of ... Read more →

  • Homosexuality in the Human Community

    I stand before you today with a mixture of trepidation and daring. Like often, I think we can consider touchy and complex issues with broad-minded thinking and good-hearted caring. I’ve no particular authority or expertise other than tending to think for myself and speak out loud in a setting of the “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” So I dare, though I am uneasy; I trust we can handle it ... Read more →

  • God’s Goods: Human and Natural

    God’s Goods: Human and Natural I’m so glad you’ve invited me here today and that you’ve come.  This brief sermon has been forty years in the making.  They say preachers really only have one sermon that they then elaborate on.  This is that one.  It says what I most care about and intend to serve the rest of my life. I’ll be using some religious terms here.  I hope and trust that doesn’t dissuade the more humanistic ... Read more →

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