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SBNR Daily 10-28-10: Fear Not!

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U.S. Not Giving To Churches, The Scare Tactics Of ‘Hell Houses’, Let’s Let Go Of Fear…

SBNR Daily 10-28-10: Fear Not!

SPIRITUAL BOOK EXCERPT:

Each morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy and happiness to ourselves and others.

From: Peace Is Every Step:
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

By Thich Nhat Hanh

SPIRITUALITY POSTS:

1. Rabbi Rami: Prime Directive
“Hillel taught, “Don’t do unto others what you do not want others to do to you.” Jesus taught, “Do unto others what you would want done unto you.” “

2. Lucia Hulsether: The Fear Is Real: A New View Of Halloween “Hell Houses”
“A 90-minute walk through the South Georgia woods, as part of this year’s Tribulation Trail offers violence, fear, and an Obama-like Antichrist”

3. Victor Stenger: Why Religion Should Be Confronted
“This is a time, if there ever was one, when science is needed to lead the way. It won’t do so by sitting back and letting irrationality rule the day. And make no mistake about it; the irrationality we see on today’s political scene, as exemplified by the Tea Party, is fueled by the irrationality of religion.”

SPIRITUALITY NEWS:

1. USA Today: Saudi Prince Says Moving N.Y. Mosque Would Respect 9/11 ‘Wounds’
“A Saudi prince who has aided the imam spearheading Park51, the proposed Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero, says it would be better to shift to another site not associated with the Sept. 11 attacks.”

2. Reuters: Don’t Preach To Us, Hamas Tells Secular West
“The West is floundering in immorality and has no right to criticise the Islamist movement Hamas over the way it governs the Palestinian territory of Gaza, a veteran leader of the militant group said.”

3. The Huffington Post/RNS: U.S. Is Feeling Charitable, Just Not Through Churches
“A new report from Empty Tomb Inc., an Illinois-based Christian research organization, contains an analysis that found from 2007 to 2008, Protestant churches saw a decrease of $20.02 in per-member annual charitable gifts.”

MEDITATION ON WONDER:

“The key to change… is to let go of fear.”
~ Rosanne Cash

In the first video for the FearNot/Al Tirah campaign, Rabbi Sharon Brous explains how to fight fear with radical empathy:

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2 Responses to “SBNR Daily 10-28-10: Fear Not!”

  1. Laurie Willow Beacom
    October 28, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    “The key to change… is to let go of fear.”
    ~ Rosanne Cash

    I like this but would add….the key to change is to confront your fear and then let go 🙂

  2. Ronit Gabay
    October 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    “Hillel taught, “Don’t do unto others what you do not want others to do to you.” Jesus taught, “Do unto others what you would want done unto you

    The “do not” concept established by the ten commandments requires to do the minimum, but the other approach encourage one to do more then the minimum the make the world a better place.

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