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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Is It Wrong To Celebrate Bin Laden’s Death?, Study Links Willingness to Cheat to Viewpoint on God, Religion Doesn’t Help Blood Pressure…

Be inspired! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“Grace is something that comes to us when we somehow find ourselves completely available, when we become open-hearted and open-minded, and are willing to entertain the possibility that we may not know what we think we know.”

From: Falling into Grace
By Adyashanti


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Linton Weeks: Is It Wrong To Celebrate Bin Laden’s Death?
“Those mixed feelings get at the heart of the moral ambivalence of the moment: Of course there is relief that an evil mastermind cannot commit acts of terror in the future. But is it ever a good idea — from a spiritual or philosophical standpoint — to celebrate with beer and good cheer over the death of anyone, even a widely acknowledged monster?”

2. Nomi Morris: Study Links Willingness to Cheat, Viewpoint on God
“A new study on the link between one’s view of God and willingness to cheat on a test is the latest example of social scientists wading into the highly charged field of religion and morality. The study, titled “Mean Gods Make Good People: Different Views of God Predict Cheating Behavior” was peer reviewed and published earlier this month in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.”

3. Michael J. McCarthy: The End Is Near — Or Is It?
“Still, the end of the world did not come, and it will not come Oct. 21 or even start May 21. Yet, that will not stop Harold Camping from saying so. He joins the infamous ranks of people who pretend to know what is unknowable and who see the Bible not as a story to be told, but as a mathematical equation to be solved.”

4. Ivanhoe Newswire: Religion Doesn’t Help Blood Pressure?
“Being religious does not protect people from high blood pressure, according to a new study. In an effort to examine the relationship between religious activities and blood pressure in community-dwelling older adults, a Loyola University Health System study evaluated whether religious activity helps protect against high blood pressure.”

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