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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Atheists at the Creation Museum, Criticizing Another’s Doctrine, US Muslims Find Defending Themselves Exhausting…

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Love and Light! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have the choice.”

From: The Places That Scare You:
A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

By Pema Chodron


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Rev. Jonathan Weyer: An Ordained Minister Visits the Creation Museum with Atheists
“What in the world is an ordained minister doing on the speaker’s bureau of the Secular Student Alliance. It’s a question I get asked a lot and the answer comes from an event that happened three years ago.”

2. Mark Silk: Criticizing Another’s Doctrine
“Some of you may recall that a week ago, the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue took umbrage at my daring to suggest that the canon law doctrine of Scandal be jettisoned. It wasn’t that he disagreed with what I had to say about the doctrine but that it was the likes of me who said it.”

3. Peter Laarman: Will the Religious Side with Workers?
“At this moment, when the embattled US labor movement urgently needs strong community-based allies and much greater moral legitimation, there ought to be no better place to find both than among the faithful. Yet broad-based strategic and moral support from the religious side has been slow to materialize.”

4. The Washington Post/AP: US Muslims Find Defending Themselves Exhausting
“As the profile of American Muslims has been heightened by the 9/11 attacks and subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Muslims say they too have been inspired to protect their communities against terrorism. They are becoming more active in civic and political causes and more regularly reach out to law enforcement officials.”

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