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Wikipedia Anniversary – SBNR Daily 1-13-11

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Religion is Not Needed to Teach Morality, Why Do Atheists Read the Religion Section?, The “Aflockalpyse”…

Wikipedia Anniversary – SBNR Daily 1-13-11

Today’s Goodness: We are a fan of Wikipedia. The information is easy to access and much of it is well written and accurate. More than that, Wikipedia is a great example of how human beings can be innovative when we work in a collaborative and open fashion. In three days Wikipedia will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. They are inviting people to join in the celebration by organizing events, creating designs, and sharing the experience.

Visit the the Wikipedia 10th anniversary page.

We hope you thoroughly enjoy your day! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“…the challenge of being a parent is to live our moments as fully as possible, charting our own course as best we can, above all, nourishing our children, and in the process, growing ourselves.”

From: Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
By Myla Kabat-zinn and Jon Kabat-zinn


Today’s Meditation:

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This video was made in the highlands of Scotland. This song “Inner Voice”, performed by Rafael Sotomayor, is the first part of a trilogy composed in the traditional japanese akebono scale.


Spirituality Posts:

1. Caspar Melville: Religion is Not Needed to Teach Morality
“I want my son to acquire a sense of responsibility to other people, but can’t see how the Lord’s Prayer helps achieve this.”

2. Shira Hirschman Weiss: Why Do Atheists Read the Religion Section?
” …a friend asked “Why do atheists read the religion section?” In the same breath, that person said “Well, why the hell not!” Those ruminations inspired this piece.”

3. Andrea R. Jain: Mormon-Born Daya Mata Typifies American Yoga
“Like the history of yoga in South Asia, American yoga has no single essence or form. It has meant a variety of things to American practitioners for a long time. Indeed, it’s in and through these countless varieties that yoga has become as American as Elvis himself.”


Top Spirituality News:

1. Audubon Magazine:
Government Conspiracies or Biblical Signs?
Neither. Mass Bird and Fish Die-offs Occur Often

“500 blackbirds in Louisiana; dozens of jackdaws in Sweden; 1,000 turtle doves in Italy; 2 million spot fish in Chesapeake Bay. More keep popping up on blogs and in news stories. The “string” of puzzling events has caused confusion and concern, and has some religious bloggers saying it’s a sign the end is near.”

2. CNN: Leading Evangelical Halts Effort to Increase Political Civility
“At a moment when many Americans are decrying the overheated tone of American politics, an influential evangelical voice said Tuesday he is folding a project he helped found to increase political civility.”

3. The New York Times: Palin Calls Criticism ‘Blood Libel’
“Sarah Palin, who had been silent for days, issued a forceful denunciation of her critics on Wednesday in a video statement that accused pundits and journalists of “blood libel” in what she called their rush to blame heated political rhetoric for the shootings in Arizona.”

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