The Reverend Michael Dowd, pro-future evangelist, and I talk shop and religious philosophy for almost an hour. Michael Dowd, author of “Thank God for Evolution,” has a refreshingly similar philosophy as I do: Nature is our primary access to ultimate Reality. If religion is an accurate and fruitful relation with Reality, being religious is living well in our bodies on our precious earth. Too much, religion in humanity directs us to afterlifes and instead-of-lifes, to a distant and vague God instead of the “stuff” of God (or at least, this awesome creation) we’re made of. By affirming, celebrating, protecting and advancing our human lives in and with our evolved ecosystem, we further the work of the Creator.