About Us

Welcome to the Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua! It operated at www.dogchurch.org from July 4, 1996 - Nov 9, 2016. It now exists as this blog (dogchurch.blogspot.com). It continues to be a sacred place in cyberspace named after a little old dog with cataracts, who barked sideways at strangers, because he couldn't see where they were. We humans relate to God in the same way, making a more or less joyful noise in God's general direction, and expecting a reward for doing so. Hence our creeds:

We can't be right about everything we believe.
Thank God, we don't have to be!


There is more to religion than pleasing your Imaginary Friend!

We are dedicated to enlarging religion as a source of inspiration and diminishing religion as a source of conflict in the world. This means we each practice the religion (or none) to which we are called, and we help each other do likewise. We do this because we admit that, like the little Blind Chihuahua, none of us gets our religion exactly right, and we want to learn from each other. We invite all people of good will to participate, of any religion or none. We even welcome moral relativists, although we think they have eaten more from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil than they admit. If you are put off by the usual approaches to religion or are leaving Fundamentalism, this site may be for you.

Our Guiding Principles are that Science is about Facts, Religion is about Meaning, and Humor is about Us. We adopt them because we think many conflicts are started by people who take themselves too seriously, who manufacture meaning from idols of their imaginations, and who try to force others to accept that meaning as fact.

So, come in. Refresh yourself from our bin for donations of canned theology to feed the poor in spirit. Then arm yourself, as we do, with the Courage to be Ridiculous before God™ and explore VCBC.

You can click around in the tag cloud at right, use the Blogger search box in the upper left corner, rummage through our archives at right, or start with the links below.

Bring your brain and sense of humor. Bring your dogma, if it doesn't bite.

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