Snopes – SBNR Daily 2-8-11


Healing With Faith and Energy, Religion and the Paranormal, Religions Don’t Compete in Canada…

Snopes – SBNR Daily 2-8-11

Today’s Goodness: Sometimes distinguishing between myth and fact can be tricky business. Luckily is there to help us out. Snopes, a website created and run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, verifies or debunks widely spread urban myths. So, next time someone forwards you one of those ‘this isn’t a scam’ e-mails, just take a stop by Snopes first, before you take any further action.

Discover the truth at

Love and light! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“You can’t be recognized for your greatest talents…by waiting for other people to identify them or by taking a test. You live these talents daily throughout your life, often forgetting to value and apply them…”

From: Wabi-Sabi at Work: A Natural Path to Career Change
By Whitney Greer and Gwen Woods

Today’s Meditation:


This video combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and a touching story to help empower people to live more fully.

Spirituality Posts:

1. Yvonne Kleine: Healing With Faith and Energy, Part I: The Wonder of Reiki
“The “Laying on of Hands” is a basic tenet of many religions in the Western World… Priests of the Catholic Church perform “Healing Masses” to comfort and cure the sick, and it is also true in other cultures and faiths, worldwide.”

2. Bernard Schweizer: Hating God: The Untold Story
“Just when you thought that “new atheism” marked a radical turn in nonconformist thought, along comes an even more rebellious concept of religious dissent: misotheism. What I’ve tried to do in my work is to take the lid off this simmering, largely repressed stew of blasphemy — and to do away, for good, with the false notion that atheists hate God. “

3. David Briggs: The Complicated Connection Between Religion and the Paranormal
“Those with no religious beliefs, Jewish people and the most committed Christians are among the least likely to believe in UFOs or psychics or Bigfoot. But a generation of spiritual seekers are opening their minds and bank accounts to beliefs, practices and experiences that are not recognized by science and not associated with mainstream religion.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. The National Post: ‘Religions Just Don’t Compete’ in Canada, Says Sociologist
“Competition, innovation and entrepreneurialism, all qualities normally associated with business, may explain why the United States is more religious than Canada, and determine the future of organized religions in our country, says a leading sociologist.”

2. Yahoo News/AP: German Theologians Call for End to Celibacy
“University theologians in Germany have called on the Catholic Church to abandon the vow of celibacy for priests, open up the clergy for women and accept gays couples.”

3. Religion News Service: Obama’s New Faith-Based Council
“The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together religious and secular leaders as well as scholars and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to the government on how to improve partnerships.”


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