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SBNR Daily 12-21-10: Currents

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For Many Jesus isn’t the Reason for the Season, The Dalai Lama Tweets, Pope Demands Soul-Searching from Church Leaders on Sex-Abuse Scandal…

SBNR Daily 12-21-10: Currents
Today’s Goodness: Did you see our American Christmas Quiz? It’s getting rave reviews. Most people don’t know as much about Christmas as the they think they do. Take it and see how you do, then share it with your friends. Enjoy!
 
Check out our American Christmas Quiz
 
Hope you have a happy day! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:

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“Welcome to reality! Our time is limited. We might as well get on with it; so why not choose now to live the life of our dreams?”

From: Manual For Living:
Reality: A User’s Guide to the Meaning of Life

By Seth David Chernoff

Community Updates:

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Today’s Meditation:

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I am you; you are me. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.
~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“A videoart piece: The Innocence of Currents”

Spirituality Posts:

1. Philip Goldberg: Hindu Jesus: A Different Kind of Christianity
“I soon learned that Hindus in general, and the swamis and yoga masters who came to the West in particular, saw Jesus in much the same way, as a sadguru (true teacher) and a jivamukti (enlightened being) of the highest order.”

2. Cathy Lynn Grossman: Survey: For many, Jesus isn’t the Reason for the Season
“Come-all-ye-partiers trumps OCome, All Ye Faithful for more than one in three people asked about their Christmas activities in a survey by LifeWay Research, a Nashville-based Christian research organization.”

3. Candace Chellew-Hodge: Yo, Gays, Stop Bogarting that Rainbow!
“Now, according to One News Now, one group on the religious right is demanding that gays and lesbians give up their grip on the rainbow.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Politics Daily: Dalai Lama and Rick Warren: Top Tweeters Among Religious Leaders
“Megachurch pastor and global evangelist Rick Warren may not seem to have much in common with the Dalai Lama, exiled leader of Tibetan Buddhism. But they are the only religious figures to make Forbes’ list of the top 20 “most influential Twitter celebrities.”

2. The Salt Lake Tribune:
Church Removes Racial References in Book of Mormon Headings

“The LDS Church has made subtle — but significant — changes to chapter headings in its online version of the faith’s signature scripture, The Book of Mormon, toning down some earlier racial allusions.”

3. The Washington Post:
Pope Demands Soul-Searching from Church Leaders on Sex-Abuse Scandal

“In a remarkable demonstration of public soul-searching, Pope Benedict XVI on Monday used a high profile Christmas speech to Vatican cardinals and bishops to demand reflection on the flaws in the Church’s very message and culture that permitted a global sexual abuse scandal.”

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