Today’s Goodness: We are fans of Etsy, a marketplace for artists to sell their original, handmade creations. Their mission is to “enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.” Founded in June 2005, The Etsy community has grown to span the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries.
Support Handmade and Check out some original artwork at Etsy.com.
Have a really great day! ~The SBNR Team
“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being… It’s just sitting in love, a love that incorporates the chair and the room and permeates everything around.”
From: Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart
By Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das
Music and Life
An inspirational animation by Matt Stone and Trey Parker to the recordings of Alan Watts.
1. Rabbi Jason Miller: Why LeBron James Shouldn’t Tweet Theological Statements
“Just because LeBron James started meeting with a rabbi this summer doesn’t mean he’s ready to be dispensing theological opinions.”
2. Frank Fredericks: God, We Need Atheists
“As atheism quickly becomes the second largest philosophical tradition in America, the two communities will only have a greater need of a Memorandum of Understanding to frame how we can collectively work together to challenge the greater issues that face us, which starts by recognizing that it’s not each other.”
3. Lauri Lebo: Atheists and Christians Compete to Give More
“It seems to never end, this debate over who is more moral—Christians or those who don’t believe in God. But you know, if atheists and Christians are going to brawl, at least they should brawl over something that actually makes the world a little bit better of a place.”
Top Spirituality News:
1. Reuters: Russia to Launch Muslim TV Channel to Promote Tolerance
“Russia will soon launch a Muslim television channel in the hope it will foster tolerance after the capital saw some of the worst clashes since the fall of the Soviet Union, state-run media have reported.”
2. The Washington Post/AP: Vatican: 1997 Irish Abuse Letter ‘Misunderstood’
“In a new round of damage control, the Vatican insisted Wednesday that a 1997 letter warning Irish bishops against reporting priests suspected of sex abuse to police had been “deeply misunderstood.”
3. The Yahoo News/AP: Ala. Governor Apologizes for Remarks on Christians
“Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized Wednesday for his inauguration day remarks about only Christians being his brothers and sisters and said he would work over the next four years for people of all faiths and colors.”