SPIRITUAL BOOK EXCERPT:
You’re larger than you know,
You are everyplace there is to go.
You have a body, this is true…
But look at what’s inside of you!
From: All I See Is Part Of Me
By Chara M. Curtis
1. James Croft: A Place At The Table
“…in the UK, my atheism was never a problem. I debated spiritedly with people of all religious faiths, and found my position, generally, respected. I had a place at the table. Then, I came to the USA.”
2. Mark Silk: Among The Religionists
“Religionists do tend to be moderate types, and know many stories of apocalyptic excitement that that ended up in great disappointments. Count them among those inclined to embrace Jon Stewart’s best line: “we live new in hard times–not end times.”
3. Candace Chellew-Hodge: Religious Right Attacks Federal Bullying Intervention
“As the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights moves to intervene in the much publicized uptick in suicides of teenagers around anti-gay bullying, the reaction from the religious right spans the spectrum from predictable to just plain demagoguery.”
1. Wisconsin State Journal:
‘SBNR’ Believers Avoid The Confines And Structure Of Traditional Religion In Order To Seek Their Personal Faith
“Cotter defines himself as “spiritual but not religious.” It’s a fast-growing segment of the country’s population, one with its own acronym, SBNR. A Newsweek poll last year found 30 percent of society identifies as such, up from 24 percent in 2005.”
2. The New York Times: Jews In Chicago Feel Safe, But Are Cautious
“Even to a block that is arguably one of the safest and most secure in the country, the news that two parcels containing explosives were shipped from Yemen and addressed to synagogues or Jewish community centers in [Chicago] gave some residents pause on Saturday. “
3. USA Today: Israeli Jews At odds With Liberal Judaism In U.S.
” Many American Jews — whose faith is seen by the ultra-Orthodox as blurred by intermarriage and fading adherence to tradition — are feeling rejected and unwelcome in Israel.”
MEDITATION ON WONDER:
“Animation is about creating the illusion of life.
And you can’t create it if you don’t have one.”
~ Brad Bird
A cardboard animation by Sjors Vervoort: