On Being – SBNR Daily 1-24-11


Rising Religious Tide in China, Hating on the Judeo-Christian Tradition, “Marriage is Not an Absolute Right”…

On Being – SBNR Daily 1-24-11

Today’s Goodness: One of our favorite public radio shows is On Being with Krista Tippett. “On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.” Krista’s continued intellectual and spiritual dialogue keeps us tuning in.

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Today’s Teaching:


“Eloquence, when at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection; but addressing itself entirely to the fancy or the affections, captivates the willing hearers, and subdues their understanding.”
~David Hume

From: The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity
Edited By Philip L. Quinn and Kevin Meeker

Today’s Meditation:


A 3D animated view of meditation on how we can perceive to address our “little” problems into tranquil soundings.

Spirituality Posts:

1. Jeff Long: Finding the Way to Fill Spiritual Interest
“In a book written late in his life, Freud wrote the following: “The whole thing [religion] is so patently infantile, so incongruous with reality, that … it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life.”

2. David Briggs: Rising Religious Tide in China Overwhelms Atheist Doctrine
“One of the last great efforts at state-sponsored atheism is a failure. And not just any kind of failure. China has enforced its anti-religion policy through decades of repression, coercion and persecution, but the lack of success is spectacular, according to a major new study.”

3. Mark Silk: Hating on the Judeo-Christian Tradition
“After all the politic rhetoric is over, there’s more than sufficient common ground between Judaism and Christianity to justify the idea of a Judeo-Christian tradition. That’s probably why, in this era of increased awareness of non-Western religions, the term has grown in popularity, notwithstanding Cohen et al.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Reuters: Tunisian Muslims Worship Freely After Revolution
“On Friday, for the first time since the overthrow of secular ex-president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians attended their weekly sermon without fear that this public expression of piety would cost them their jobs or their freedom.”

2. NPR: Christians Flock To South Sudan, Fear Future In North
“Pronouncements by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his government about creating an Islamic state governed by Shariah law — if the ongoing referendum splits their country in two — has many among the millions of Christians living in north Sudan fearing for their future.”

3. USA Today: Pope: Marriage is Not an Absolute Right
“Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding.”


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