SBNR Daily 11-4-10: Choose Your Words


The Transformation Of Religion, The Best And Worst Of Religious Morality, Americans Crave Forgiveness But Are Not Forgiving…

SBNR Daily 11-4-10: Choose Your Words


It’s very interesting when comparing the two, music and spirituality, in that there will always be a void in the act of succinctly defining either issue. I know what’s spiritual to me. Can you say the same?

From: The Spiritual Significance of Music
By Justin St. Vincent


1. Kiriakos Vilchez: Faith In America; The Transformation Of Religion
“In the United States, religion is still a major part of the country’s make-up…However, recent studies show that Americans in the 21st century are now changing the way they recognize religion in their lives.”

2. Krista Tippett: My Take: Why I Changed From ‘Faith’ To ‘Being’
“One of the things that drew me to the new name of my radio program, On Being, is that it has profound philosophical and theological roots – and at the same time, it is profoundly hospitable.”

3. Matt J. Rossano: Who Is My Neighbor?: The Best And Worst Of Religious Morality
“A recent review of the scientific literature on religion and morality argues that our evolutionary past may hold the key to understanding why religion can bring out the best and worst in us.”


1. The Oklahoman/RNS: Supreme Court Wrestles Over Religious Scholarship Program
“Is a state law that allows tax credits for donations to scholarship programs unconstitutional if most of the recipients attend religious schools? That’s the question the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled with Wednesday…”

2. The New York Times: YouTube Withdraws Cleric’s Videos
“Under pressure from American and British officials, YouTube on Wednesday removed from its site some of the hundreds of videos featuring calls to jihad by Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born, Yemen-based cleric who has played an increasingly public role in inspiring violence directed at the West. “

3. The Huffington Post/RNS:
Study: Americans Crave Forgiveness But Are Not Very Forgiving
“Most Americans have a desire for more forgiveness in their lives, but they are more critical when choosing who to forgive, according to a new survey.”


“Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap”
~ George Bernard Shaw

A stunning film from Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante to accompany Radiolab’s Words episode. With an original score by Keith Kenniff:


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