SBNR Daily 10-21-10: Meeting The Walrus


The Interfaith Blind Spot, Berenstain Bears Find God, Gets Sued…

SBNR Daily 10-21-10: Meeting The Walrus


There are almost as many kinds of God in America as there are people. Possibly more – because some Americans offer more than one description of God.

From: America’s Four Gods
By Paul Froese & Christopher Bader


1. Julie Ingersoll: The “Interfaith” Blind Spot
“I asked why interfaith groups don’t seem to see that, in trying to erase the lines that divide us, too often make one of those lines darker: the one between people of faith and their non-believing natural allies.”

2. Cathy Lynn Grossman: Berenstain Bears Find God: Tea Party Next?
” A New Yorker book reviewer has managed to cobble this together in one snark-fest of outrage that the bears have an explicitly Christian series tearing up sales on mobile apps.”

3. Terry Mattingly: Rockin’ With The Aqua Buddha
“The Noze Brotherhood was and is a satirical society. That is what the NoZe crew does.”


1. The Jerusalem Post: Spiritual Leaders Discuss Holy Places And Debate Violence
“The second interfaith ethics and tolerance symposium brings Jews, Christians, Muslims and Baha’is together for discussion on sanctity of sites.”

2. The Huffington Post/RNS: Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) For Salem’s Souls
“Every October, an estimated half-million visitors flock to this city that hanged witches in 1692 and wholeheartedly accepts them in 2010. Amidst the costumed revelry, pagans and Christians say they sense genuine hunger for spiritual depth and strive to help tourists embrace their respective traditions.”

3. Reuters: Investor Sues Company For Lack Of Profit
“A shareholder of Inc sued the company’s board members, accusing the ordained ministers of failing to profit from the “goldmine” potential of the namesake Internet property, according to a lawsuit.”


“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
~ John Lennon

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack:


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