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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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42 Nobel Laureates Work to Replace Creationism With Science in Louisiana, France’s Islamic Veil Ban Spurs Passionate Reaction Worldwide, More Controversy to Come if New Films Anger the Faithful…

Let happiness bloom! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“…you must recognize and accept that some things in your life have simply not truly been valuable or for your highest good… when you consciously engage in the soul transformation process, rather than being dragged through it, you progress from being a mere “student of life” to being a “graduate of life’s initiations.”

From: You’re Not Going Crazy…You’re Just Waking Up!
The Five Stages of Soul Transformation Process

By Michael Mirdad


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Reginald Bibby: A Mirror of Faith on the Canadian Wall
“These mixed findings about the stability and decline of religion are best summed up as polarization rather than relentless secularization. Simultaneously, the percentage of Canadians who value religion remains sizable and stable, while growing numbers are living life without the gods.”

2. Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.:
42 Nobel Laureates Work to Replace Creationism With Science in Louisiana

“The effort to move Louisiana’s education system into the 21st century has recently taken a big step forward — and it has generated some very impressive support. On 15 April, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson introduced SB 70… [it] would repeal the embarrassingly misnamed Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), a piece of legislation that was enthusiastically endorsed by creationists and that has opened the doors of Louisiana’s classrooms to pseudoscience.”

3. CNN: France’s Islamic Veil Ban Spurs Passionate Reaction Worldwide
“France formally outlawed the wearing of face-masking burqas and niqabs two weeks ago… The hijab, which covers the hair and neck but not the face, and the chador, which covers the body but not the face, apparently are not banned by the law, which has sparked a vigorous debate over freedom of religion in France.”

4. Mike Fleming: More Controversy to Come if New Films Anger the Faithful
“Several filmmakers hope so because they are making movies that challenge faith tradions. These projects are very different from, say, big projects that include Fox’s stylized retelling of Moses leading the Israelite exodus out of Egypt, or Bedrock Films’ $30 million 3D reimagining of the story of creation as depicted in the Book of Genesis. But all of the following daring projects can take encouragement from The Book of Mormon…”

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