We think too simply about cause and effect. We Americans are submerged in the tragic illusion that we are separate individuals who make ourselves. No one is self-made. And the politician Hubert Humphrey was right to say that there is nothing worse than for a person to think that she has made herself. Because nothing could be further from the truth.
So many times in the past week or so it has been said that the lethal actions of Jared L. Loughner are ‘not connected’ to Tea Party…Continue
Added by Paul Joseph Greene on January 17, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments
We are belongs to various religions in this world. Actually not belong to any religion because not following the principles laid down in that religion. Name sack followers leads to cumbersome problem in this world. It is the zero hour to think and decide.
Dropped religious education and started classroom education, namely business education- product - money hungry and power hunger people is the war facing. Religious mentality once if dominated our mind progress starts - green signal…Continue
Added by N.Shubhakara Jain on January 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
In her response to the tragedy in Arizona on Saturday January 8, 2011, Sarah Palin said her critics used "blood libel" in their retorts. For a quick history lesson in the true meaning of the term, I encourage you to check out this post by a fellow Scholar, Anthony Fatta.
Added by C. Nikole Saulsberry on January 17, 2011 at 1:25am — No Comments
Until elitism, socially or spiritually, becomes standard for everyone equally, only then will I partake of it. Any form of elitism divides and fragments from the harmony and unity of The All.
...“We are all in it together.”
Added by Spencer Perdriau on January 17, 2011 at 12:51am — No Comments
Whenever people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I almost always had the same answer: Ariel.
I wanted nothing more than her thick, red hair, tiny waist, and natural gift for song. Her codependent fish friend Flounder, stern…Continue
Added by kaanestad on January 16, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments
"I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow...Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, 'when I looked for light, then came darkness.'"
So said President Obama in his…Continue
Added by James Croft on January 16, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Lately, the hectic duties of life have rather overwhelmed me. Although I have thought about State of Formation often and tried to keep up with my reading of the other wonderful contributors to this site, I have struggled to formulate my thoughts into a blog entry. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been reading through a half dozen of Plato’s dialogues and sections of Plotinus’ Enneads. I have wanted to blog about them and I hope to do so soon. However, each time I devote some…Continue
Added by R. Brad Bannon on January 14, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments
It may be mid-January, but I'm still thinking of Christmas.
The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve just might be my favorite of the year. It is the one time that my entire family gets together. We spend several days eating our favorite foods, catching up and playing board…Continue
Added by Chris Stedman on January 14, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments
From The Huffington Post
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord is my stony rock, and my defense. — Psalm 18:1
When I was eight or nine, I was playing outside on a hillside near the sea in Rhode Island, where my family spent time during the summer. It was overcast. The air was heavily damp, opaque with mist at a distance of 150 yards. The sound of a foghorn bleated from an offshore buoy like a blind person groping in…Continue
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compassion constitutes a basic aspect of our nature
Kemetic thought for the day
It is my fundamental conviction that compassion constitutes a basic aspect of our nature as well as being the foundation of our happiness.
Greetings to all on this the day Amun in the festival of raising Heaven
May Amuns blessings be with you all on this day.
Pharaoh and Spiritual leader of the Kemetic Federation and faith
Added by barry von clemens on January 14, 2011 at 1:58am — No Comments
“There is no surer basis for fanaticism than bad history, which is invariably history oversimplified.” – Diarmaid MacCulloch
Is the history of religious encounter largely one of disagreement and violence? How have sacred histories created – or closed off – possibilities for engagement between religions? What can…Continue
Added by Joshua Stanton on January 13, 2011 at 8:13pm — No Comments
Welcome back to Project Conversion! For my second entry in the Arts and Culture week, I explore the motivations and theology associated with vegetarianism within the Hindu context. See site for more here!
Added by Andrew Bowen on January 13, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments
This past weekend I’m sure many private hours and religious services were spent mourning the recent deaths in Arizona, and praying for surviving victims and families. Today we are all talking bout the attempted assassination of Representative Gifford – but what should we be saying?
We struggle sometimes with how to be with one another in the face of a tragedy. One common response has been to adopt this event as evidence for some pre-existing political narrative. But I think this…Continue
Added by Hannah Kardon on January 13, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Last night, President Obama invited our grieving nation to begin a healing conversation that might lead us beyond politicized rhetoric toward a more perfect union. Many of us were touched and comforted by his words as he memorialized those killed and looked forward to a better—though still imperfect—future for our country.
Added by Oliver Goodrich on January 13, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
from Ahram Online
Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on January 13, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments
In the wake of this national tragedy, many have speculated about whether violent rhetoric and imagery used by Sarah Palin and others directly influenced Saturday's devastating events. We may never know if there was a direct link between Palin's words and…Continue
Added by Chris Stedman on January 13, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments
Religious readers may glance at the title and think it’s a riddle, or a play on words, like “Dogs can meow” and “Circles can be squares.” Many atheists, on the other hand, will see it and shake their heads in disappointment, knowing that any talk of spirituality among non-believers inevitably leads to misunderstandings and ripples of misrepresentations. Mentioning the S-word muddles the water between the atheist-theist divide, making matters…Continue
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The purpose of our life needs to be positive
Kemetic thought for the day
The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others.
Pharaoh and spirtual leader of the Kemetic Federation and Faith.
Added by barry von clemens on January 13, 2011 at 4:54am — No Comments
There is a new resource available from The IPCR Initiative--The IPCR Journal/Newsletter (Winter 2010-2011 issue). This 48 page issue features a most comprehensive introduction to The IPCR Initiative (a 13 page paper titled “The IPCR Initiative:…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on January 12, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments