About

Statement of Faith
We recognize gods as allegorical; representations of a spiritual reality
that is neither quantifiable by, nor reducible to, a modern scientific approach
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At Rubber Chicken Ministries we do not worship any god, nor Man; but share the Religious Humanist approach of many Unitarian/Universalists as stated by UU Minister Kenneth Phifer: “Humanism tells us that whatever our philosophy of the universe may be, ultimately the responsibility for the kind of world in which we live rests with us.” Moral codes can no more be taken blindly from old texts than a computer could be operated by reading the texts on the Rosetta Stone.
Our Founder
Brian is licensed to perform weddings in Ohio and available to bless queer unions or other events of personal significance. He was baptized in the United Church of Canada as an infant and again in The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto as an adult. Read more in Brian’s biography.

‘Sermons’– Thoughts on Language, Beliefs
We are now adding posts on language, beliefs and practises. Most first appeared on Brian’s personal blog.

camilla_chicken_space Origin of our Name
A casual comment on a Facebook post, unrelated to Tarot cards, readings, or this Ministry included “#RubberChickenMinistries.org” – so I checked to see if someone had that domain, and if there was interesting content. A quick Google search did not pull up any current, relevant, on-line use of the term. The domain name was not registered, and in a flash of brilliance (as I chose to see it), and with a discount code from GoDaddy I registered the name.

Pictured here is Camilla Corona the now-retired mascot of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. I was attracted to the humourous image of a rubber chicken as a foil to the Sturm und Drang of so much ‘religion’. As an aside, much early creative output so described was by the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749-1832). The first recorded use of the term ‘Goth’ applied to music would seem to be a reference to the 5th Century ‘barbarians’ who sacked Rome. Goth, Goethe, Sturm und Drang, or Emo – all could use a strong dose of humour. Although I am committed to doing serious readings, it is important to remember that none of us are getting out of here alive.

Rubber Chicken Ministries is an operating division of The Digital Gryphon LLC for registration and tax purposes.