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SBNR Daily 12-16-10: Baffling Balance

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Young Canadians Shun Religious Institutions, Spirituality Boosts Success of AA, Parents Object to Book That Calls Jesus Vagrant…

SBNR Daily 12-16-10: Baffling Balance
Today’s Goodness: Some of you have asked where we find the videos we post in the SBNR Daily. We look in a lot of places to find videos that are inspiring, curious, fun and motivational. Some of our favorite short videos are produced by students from the Vancouver Film School. The works are both animated and live and beautiful and provocative. Many of the videos we use come from their YouTube Channel.
 
Check out the Vancouver Film School YouTube Channel.
 
Let a harmonious balance grace you today! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:

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Most of the terrible things we worry about never happen and, even if they do, are usually not helped by worrying. Worrying and telling ourselves stories about what is missing is a way of denying our genuinewell-being in the present.

From: Passionate Presence: Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness
By Catherine Ingram

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Today’s Meditation:

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We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
~ Paul Boese

Impressive brick carrying skills

Spirituality Posts:

1. William McKenzie: Texas Faith: Why Not Worry About Your Theology?
“Why shouldn’t people of faith worry about maintaining theological continuity and integrity, if indeed religion proclaims binding moral and metaphysical truths that are necessary to live by?”

2. Michael Valpy: Young Canadians Increasingly Shunning Religious Institutions
“Young Canadians, who religious leaders once hoped would find their way back to faith, are instead doing the opposite: leading the country’s march toward secularism. And with the exception of evangelical Christians, they are doing it at an accelerated pace.”

3. Stephen Crabbe: Intellect, Belief, Faith and Spiritual Life
“So which am I: liar, hypocrite, or confused fool? Being what many call “an unbeliever”, how can I retain any integrity as a member of a church regularly reciting with the congregation the Apostles’ Creed?”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Bloomberg Businessweek: Spirituality May Boost Success for Alcoholics Anonymous
“Religious aspect plus social, psychological support seems to help beat addiction, study suggests.”

2. ABC News: NH Parents Object to Book That Calls Jesus Vagrant
“A New Hampshire couple told a school board Monday that their son’s civil rights were violated when he was assigned a book that refers Jesus Christ as a “wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist.”

3. USA Today: Bishop Threatens Hospital’s Catholic Ties Over Abortion
“The Catholic bishop of Phoenix will strip St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center of its Catholic status on Friday if the hospital’s parent company, Catholic Healthcare West, does not meet his demands to guarantee compliance with church teachings.”

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