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SBNR Daily 11-3-10: Sidewalk Illusion

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Kissing Flashmob For The Pope, Clinton Praises Moderation, Atheists Can Be Spiritual Too…

SBNR Daily 11-3-10: Sidewalk Illusion

SPIRITUAL BOOK EXCERPT:

To invoke an analogy, consider a movie: it consists of thousands upon thousands of individual pictures, and each of them makes sense and carries a meaning, yet the meaning of the whole film cannot be seen before its last sequence is shown.

From: Man’s Search for Meaning
By Viktor E. Frankl

SPIRITUALITY POSTS:

1. Greg Dunbar: Atheists Can Be Spiritual Too
“Sam Harris’ interpretation of spirituality is the exploration of human consciousness. The comprehension of human perceptions, such as awe and compassion, is what Harris sees as the state of mind many religions offer.”

2. Lisa Webster: Nuns Pray, Rangers Lose
“I found myself wondering about those elderly nuns who have been praying for so many years for the Texas Rangers. They’ve had a few minutes of fame this season, what with stories in the Wall Street Journal and on NPR’s Morning Edition.”

3. Frank Fredericks: Tell Bill Maher About A Mohamed
“After discovering that the various spellings of Mohamed together comprised the most popular name for baby boys in the United Kingdom, [Bill Maher] claimed he was “alarmed” and later divulged, “I don’t have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in 300 years?””

SPIRITUALITY NEWS:

1. The Washington Post/AP: Iraqi Christians Mourn After Church Siege Kills 58
“The attack, claimed by an al-Qaida-linked organization, was the deadliest recorded against Iraq’s Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion unleashed a wave of violence against them. “

2. VOA News: Clinton Praises Moderation In Muslim-Majority Malaysia
“U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is praising Malaysians for their moderation during a visit to the Muslim-majority country, and urging them to reject extremism.”

3. The Huffington Post:
Barcelona’s Gays And Lesbians To Stage ‘Kissing Flashmob’ During Pope’s Visit
“…organizers have invited same-sex couples from all over Spain to congregate in front of the city’s cathedral Nov. 7 and start kissing as soon as the pope emerges from the building at 10 a.m.”

MEDITATION ON WONDER:

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
~ Mark Twain

For this year’s Festival of World Cultures renowned German street painting artist Edgar Müller transformed a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene:

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