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Humanist minister performs services for nonreligious

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

BY Blake Ursch

FULTON — Gale Fuller is a minister, but he doesn't believe in God.

He didn't pray as a Navy corpsman treating the wounded in World War II.

He didn’t pray when his wife of almost 25 years died suddenly of a heart attack, and he doesn't pray before meals, at weddings or during memorial services.

Fuller, an 86-year-old retired professor of clinical psychology, is a secular humanist.

Sometimes, he pins a red letter A to the lapel of his blazer to mark himself an atheist; sometimes he wears a small gold pin that represents the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

He believes in no higher power, only the independence and reason of human beings.

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