SBNR Daily 9-22-10: Imagine!


2010 Religion Survey, Original AA Script, Imagine No Religion…

SBNR Daily 9-22-10: Imagine!


The center of the evolutionary process is choice. It is the engine of our evolution. Each choice that you make is a choice of intention.

From: The Seat of the Soul
by Gary Zukav


1. Valerie Tarico: God’s Emotions: Why The Biblical God Is So Human (Part 1)
“We expect God to not be the kind of guy who needs anger-management classes. He shouldn’t need to breathe deeply and leave the room lest he, heaven forbid, do something he will regret.”

2. Mark Silk: Religion Doesn’t Matter Much
“Last week’s Pew survey on the influence of religion on Americans’ policy views is notable for revealing how little influence there is. The only areas where religion appears to play a significant leading role in influencing opinion are same-sex marriage, abortion and the death penalty.”

3. Tony Evans: A Walk In The Spiritual Bazaar
“In a world where religious tensions continue to produce armed conflict, and consumerism seems headed toward a dead end, the mission of the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival is as important as ever: “To explore the human spirit through the medium of film and discourse.” “


1. The Washington Post: AA Original Manuscript Reveals Debate On Religion
“For millions of addicts around the world, Alcoholics Anonymous’s basic text – informally known as the Big Book – is the Bible. And as they’re about to find out, the Bible was edited.”

2. The Christian Science Monitor: Catholic Church Backs Muslim Struggle To Build Milan’s First Mosque
“While New York frets over the construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near ground zero, Milan is pushing back against construction of its first mosque. Local Muslims have found an unlikely ally in the Catholic Church. “

3. Google/AP: Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Long Denies Sex Claims
“The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch outside Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the congregation into a sexual relationship, his attorney said.”

4. The PEW Forum: Few Say Religion Shapes Immigration, Environment Views
“Many Americans continue to say their religious beliefs have been highly influential in shaping their views about social issues, including abortion and same-sex marriage. But far fewer cite religion as a top influence on their opinions about several other social and political issues, including how the government should deal with immigration, the environment and poverty. “

5. The Huffington Post: Justice Department: FBI Erred In Targeting Interfaith Center
“A Department of Justice inspector concluded that the FBI improperly targeted U.S. advocacy organizations for surveillance, including the Thomas Merton Center, an interfaith group focused on nonviolence.”


“Imagine there’s no Heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us /Above us only sky”
~John Lennon

(thanks to our friend Kenny B. for sharing this)


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