Religious Tolerance – SBNR Daily 1-7-11


Three Gurus, Top Ten Anti-Christian Acts, Millennials Least Religious Generation…

Religious Tolerance – SBNR Daily 1-7-11

Today’s Goodness: The world needs a little more religious tolerance, which is why we like the site. The site is run by a multi-faith team which includes people who identify as Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Wiccan and Zen Buddhist. They lack agreement on almost all spiritual matters, yet they are able to work together and create a meaningful site. A lesson for us all!

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Forget your fears, it’s a fantastic Friday! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“…belief in what we call God should humble us, remind us that, if there really is a god or goddess worthy of the name, He or She or It must surely know more than we do about the things that matter most. This much, at least, is shared across great religions.”

From: God Is Not One
By Stephen Prothero

Today’s Meditation:


What is reality, anyway?
Just a collective hunch.

~Lily Tomlin

More than 300 students participated in this video for ESCP Europe.

Spirituality Posts:

1. Philip Goldberg: Three Gurus Who Changed the Face of Spirituality in the West
“In researching the 200-year transmission of India’s spiritual teachings to the West, I found that three gurus stood out for their immense impact on public awareness…”

2. Sam Alexander: Why Isn’t It Cool To Be A Christian?
“Why Christianity is so un-cool? To be sure, there are dozens of reasons. Christianity has done a pathetic job of recasting a beautifully graceful image of God into the modern world.”

3. Candace Chellew-Hodge: What Does Anti-Christian Even Mean?
“Dr. Gary Cass at the web site Defend Christians has come out with his top ten “Anti-Christian Acts of 2010.”…while it may be a list of perceived indignities and injustices visited upon some people who subscribe to a far right idea of Christianity, the list as a whole doesn’t even scratch the surface of actions last year that may have offended Jesus — or any person of faith or good will, for that matter.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Reuters: Former Boss Feared Pakistan Suspect’s Extremism
“The supervising police officer of the bodyguard accused of killing a Pakistani politician had asked for his removal from all sensitive security duties because of his extreme religious views, an investigator said on Thursday.”

2. The Independent: The Islamification of Britain: Record Numbers Embrace Muslim Faith
“The number of Britons converting to Islam has doubled in 10 years. Why? Jerome Taylor and Sarah Morrison investigate.”

3. The Gurdon Times: Book Reveals Millennials as Least Religious Generation
“Millennials are shaping the first half of the 21st century of American culture, and their attitudes and preferences influence businesses, family life, the workplace, schools, churches and more.”


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