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The Fun Theory – SBNR Daily 1-27-11

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The Problem with Civility, Gun Ban in Places of Worship, Hate Crime Charges Upheld…

The Fun Theory – SBNR Daily 1-27-11

Today’s Goodness: Have you seen the Fun Theory? It came out awhile ago, but not everyone has seen it yet. The concept is simple: “Something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better.” Watch their videos, and just try not to smile.

Check out The Fun Theory.

Just a quick reminder: You are amazing! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“Although the materialistic and scientific world of our culture may try to hide us from the vast source of our life, it cannot be denied. Over and over we hear tales, large and small, of the heart, the spirit, the soul reawakening to a greater vision of reality.”

From: After the Ecstasy, the Laundry:
How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path

By Jack Kornfield


Today’s Meditation:

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“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”
~Jim Rohn

Sometimes it’s too easy to overlook the obvious.


Spirituality Posts:

1. Vern Barnet: Arguing About Faith Brings No Profit
“We are often enlarged and deepened in our own faiths when we are stimulated by others’ experiences. But I don’t think winning an argument is helpful. Disputes about God, for example, are not likely to make us better people.”

2. Daniel Schultz: The Problem with Civility
“As long as there are disagreements in the public square, there will be “incivility.” That’s just human nature, and to a certain extent, it’s good and healthy. It means that people are taking things seriously.”

3. Lauri Lebo: Damn You Auto-Correct: Creationist Edition
“However, they caught a slip-up. In one instance, editors had meant to replace “creationists” with “design proponents.” Instead, the phrase read, “cdesign proponentsists.” Lawyers dubbed it proof of creationists’ “missing link”.”


Top Spirituality News:

1. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Judge Upholds Ban on Guns in Places of Worship
“A federal judge has upheld the Georgia law banning weapons in churches, mosques and synagogues, saying gun rights advocates had not shown that carrying a firearm is necessary to practicing any religion.”

2. NPR/AP: Hate Crime Charges Upheld In Cab Driver’s Stabbing
“A judge on Wednesday upheld hate-crime charges against a college student accused of slashing a New York City taxi driver’s neck in an anti-Muslim attack.”

3. The Washington Post:
To Target Fox News Over ‘Nazi’ Label, Rabbis Make Use of Murdoch’s Other Media

“A coalition of rabbis wants Fox News chief Roger Ailes and conservative host Glenn Beck to cut out all their talk about Nazis and the Holocaust, and it’s making its views known in an unusual place.”

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3 Responses to “The Fun Theory – SBNR Daily 1-27-11”

  1. Sylvan Crofte
    January 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    You obviously have the right to print anything you want, but I fail to see the Spiritual-ness of your ‘spiituality posts’ or the ‘top spirituality news’. Please explain why i should waste my time on such nonsense. The other information in your daily is excellent.

  2. Steve Frazee
    January 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Hi Sylvan.

    We are glad you find some “excellent” information in the SBNR Daily.

    The Spiritual News and Posts are the most prominent spiritual and religious stories of the day. You are right, on n some days those stories lack “spiritual-ness”.

    We search the news and the web and post the stories that are getting the most attention. Sadly, much of the news and posts do not have a positive vibe, but we list them anyway. We think it is important that we all recognize what is going on in the world in the name of spirituality, even if that news is unattractive. That just tells us all we have work to do.

    SBNR.org works hard to provide useful information in the SBNR Daily and elsewhere on our site. Some of what we provide will resonate with you, and some will not. That’s OK. Ignore what doesn’t click for you, enjoy what does.

    Blessings!
    Steve Frazee
    Executive Director, SBNR.org

  3. Sylvan Crofte
    January 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Thank you ‘Steve’ very much for your explanation. It probably would have served me better had I asked for the explanation in a more positive way.

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