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SBNR Daily 10-7-10: A Toy World

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Christians Supporting Tolerance, Hindu Sect Devoted to the Environment, The World As A Child’s Toy…

SBNR Daily 10-7-10: A Toy World

SPIRITUAL BOOK EXCERPT:

We are surrounded by the Masculine and Feminine forces in many forms. Understanding how we relate to these great sexual energies serves our ability to be conscious and trustable lovers – capable of fully polarized relationship, founded in the practice of Intimate Communion.

From: Intimate Communion
By David Deida

SPIRITUALITY POSTS:

1. Cathy Lynn Grossman:
Americans’ Views Of God Shape Attitudes On Key Issues

“In the USA, God — or the idea of a God — permeates daily life. Our views of God have been fundamental to the nation’s past, help explain many of the conflicts in our society and worldwide, and could offer a hint of what the future holds.”

2. Stephen Prothero: My Take: Why A Hateful Church Should Win Supreme Court Case
“This lawsuit, “Snyder v. Phelps,” is to be heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The question is whether an appeals court was right to overturn an $11 million jury verdict awarded to Snyder’s father.”

3. Michael Krasny: Excerpt: ‘Spiritual Envy’
“In his memoir, Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest, the public radio host writes that he has longed for a God he could believe in.”

4. Akash Kapur: A Hindu Sect Devoted To The Environment
“Bishnoi precepts are directed at encouraging harmony between man and nature. They include injunctions against eating meat and felling trees, and an exhortation to “be compassionate toward all living beings.” “

SPIRITUALITY NEWS:

1. CNN: Christian Group Pulls Support For Event Challenging Homosexuality
“A national Christian organization will stop sponsoring an annual event that encourages school students to “counter the promotion of homosexual behavior” because the event has become too divisive and confrontational…”

2. National Catholic Reporter: Minn. Pastor Challenges Nienstedt’s DVD Campaign
“A Minnesota pastor…has sharply criticized the campaign against same-sex marriage spearheaded by his archbishop, John C. Nienstedt, of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.”

3. Guardian:
Chaco Deforestation By Christian Sect Puts Paraguayan Land Under Threat

“Wildlife and the world’s last uncontacted tribe both at risk as Mennonites turn Chaco forest into prairie-style farmlands”

MEDITATION ON WONDER:

“Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.”
~ Cher

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One Response to “SBNR Daily 10-7-10: A Toy World”

  1. Charles Clendenen
    October 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    The USAToday article (1) says that my God is a Distant God. I don’t care much for the label, but I definitely fall into the 24% category of those who don’t think God intervenes. I think that’s a good thing, so why always the bad-sounding labels?

    The Krazny excerpt is excellent and has the best quote of the day.

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