Spirituality & Practice – Daily 1-6-11


The 10 Commandments 2.0, Cross on Public Land Unconstitutional, The Constitution as Word of God…

Spirituality & Practice – Daily 1-6-11

Today’s Goodness: Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat have been covering contemporary culture and the spiritual renaissance for four decades. Each year the Brussats identify spiritual themes in more than 300 books, 50 audios, and 300 films. The Spirituality and Practice website is filled with useful information for your journey of being human.

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Today’s Teaching:


“It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living…To live is to find out for yourself what is true…”

From: Think on These Things
By Jiddu Krishnamurti

Today’s Meditation:


It takes a thousand voices
to tell a single story.

~ Native American Proverb

A chalkboard animation.

Spirituality Posts:

1. Joan Alpert and Eileen Lavine: The 10 Commandments 2.0
“For millennia, these ancient laws have been central to our way of life. Are they still relevant? Or is it time for an upgrade?”

2. Valerie Tarico: God Cares About What I Care About
“Through history, the prevailing consensus on what and who God despises has drifted on the cultural currents. A seemingly continuous anchor point for Christians has been that God hates sin, although whether he hates the sinner too is contested.”

3. Lauri Lebo: Attacks on Science: Predictions for the New Year
“2011 will be the year that the phrase “supplemental materials” will emerge at the forefront of the creationism battles.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Los Angeles Times:
Cross on Public Land in San Diego is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Rules

“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did not order the 43-foot cross atop San Diego’s Mt. Soledad removed. Instead, it sent the case back to a trial judge.”

2. The Washington Post:
Recitation of Constitution Set in House Renews Debate Over Founders’ Intentions

“For more than 200 years, Americans have revered the Constitution as the law of the land, but the GOP and tea party heralding of the document in recent months – and the planned recitation on the House floor Thursday – has caused some Democrats to worry that the charter is being misconstrued as the immutable word of God.”

3. The Sydney Morning Herald: Mother Set to Appeal Ruling on Daughter Living in ‘Cult’
“She escaped from a group she regarded as a destructive cult, but the Family Court ordered her daughter to live in the religious community she had left behind.”


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