Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Stephen Hawking: ‘There is no heaven; it’s a fairy story’, The Importance of Debating Religious Differences, The Atheist’s Mistake…

Have a great day! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“What many of you are looking for in another – compassion, understanding, and love – you will find first in your connection to your Higher Self. This connection will enable you to love and nurture yourself more and to connect with others in higher, more loving ways.”

From: Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self
By Sanaya Roman

Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Guardian: Stephen Hawking: ‘There is no heaven; it’s a fairy story’
“A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a “fairy story” for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said. In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain’s most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time.”

2. Rajiv Malhotra: The Importance of Debating Religious Differences
“In each of the examples above, alternate perspectives challenged head-on the dominant discourse, categories and frameworks that were well entrenched as normative and “universal.” But in interfaith discussions, we still shy away from making similar bold challenges to the established worldview. Rather, what is frequently espoused is the mere “tolerance” of other religions.”

3. Deepak Chopra: The Atheist’s Mistake
“By calling all good things non-religious and all bad things religious, atheists have made a serious mistake. But there’s a deeper mistake, I think, which is to set rational materialism on one side and belief in God on the other. The issue isn’t who buys into God and who, on the other hand, is a rational human being. The two categories aren’t separate; they blend quite a lot, as exemplified by the surprising number of scientists who attend church.”


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