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  About the Authors

A Chance Encounter

The writers of Why Men Made God have never met. In fact, they have never even spoken to one another except by email. They live on opposite sides of the world, one in France and one in Canada.

In early spring of 2014, they noticed that they were both frequently "liking" the same posts on a Facebook site for the World Pantheist Movement. That simple observation initiated comments, then conversations and the sharing of ideas, and this book is the outgrowth of that chance encounter.

R. A. Fleming

R. A. Fleming R. A. Fleming is a Scottish artist and writer, with a long career as a freelance journalist and photographer. He has held staff and executive positions in the national print media, and writes books on a variety of topics in both fiction and non-fiction. He remains very active as a writer, photographer, printmaker and publisher.

Rod graduated with Bachelor of Art with Honours from Edinburgh College of Art in 1983, majoring in sculpture and also pursuing life-drawing, printmaking and film-making.

K. Burkowski

K. BurkowskiSacred Secular Sanctuary president, and President of the Society of Freethinkers (SOFREE), Karis has been exploring world religions for decades. She is openly secular, and enthusiastically embraces Humanism and Secularism.

Karis has celebrated with devotees in Goddess circles, synagogues, cathedrals, temples, mosques and gurdwaras around the world. In 2007, at the age of 58, she walked the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and experienced the power of pilgrimage. When she returned, she created the Redefining the Sacred website and the "My Place in the Universe" story for children.

A member of Interfaith Grand River since 2001, she understands the only acceptable spiritual path to be evidence-based, rational and empowering. She was the Humanist speaker at the World Religions Conference in 2014, was involved in creating the Grand River Secular Alliance, and helped organize the NonCon2015 - a conference for Non-believers. "To the Centre of the Labyrinth and Beyond", an article about her journey from a religious upbringing to co-authoring Why Men Made God was published in Consensus: A Canadian Journal of Public Theology in 2018.