`Science Proves Spirituality’ Lecture, Is Pastafarianism Becoming a Religion?, I Ain’t Marching Anymore…

Friday Fun:


Autotune gets a hold of wacky pastor Joe Nelms’s pre-race prayer from Saturday night’s NASCAR series. If you haven’t already seen the craziness that was Nelm’s prayer, you can catch the original here… but we really much prefer this catchy version. (Warning: It may get stuck in your head)

Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Lisa Honeybone: `Science Proves Spirituality’ Lecture
“Professor Amit Goswami believes that science based on matter is ending and that a new scientific frontier is rapidly unfolding – based on consciousness rather than third dimensional physical reality. The high-powered man of science is retired from over 30 years as professor at the theoretical physics department of the University of Oregon. He says science is proving that there is a spiritual dimension to life.”

2. Joseph Laycock:
Austrian Court Okays Head-Colander in Driver’s License:
Is Pastafarianism Becoming a Religion?

“After three years of waiting, Nico Alm of Austria has won the right to wear a pasta strainer on his head in his driver’s license photo. Alm is an atheist but he’s also a “Pastafarian,” a member of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. After providing a doctor’s note ensuring that he was mentally fit to drive, his request was granted, but Austrian authorities were careful to point out that he was not granted a religious exception…”

3. Jason Tippitt: I Ain’t Marching Anymore
*Warning: This controversial piece has some colorful language and may be considered NSFW. “The Norway shootings were a last straw for me, though I think in retrospect I’ll see that this decision has been coming for a long time. I’m throwing my hat in with Chris Hedges and saying: I don’t believe in atheists… People are good or bad first, religious or nonreligious second. Sometimes religion motivates the goodness or the badness, but sometimes — perhaps a majority of the times — it’s used to rationalize the pre-existing tendencies.”


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