Was checking Libby, the library e-book app, to see if anything new was up and they had a new book called "A None's Story" by Corinna Nicolaou. No, that's not a spelling mistake. Corinna is one of the 30 or so percent of Americans who describes their religion as "None" or "No religious...
So, what do you think? Should churches (and non-Christian religious institutions as well) be "politically active" or just focus on "spiritual matters"? How far should they go in their activism? Should their participation in politics be regulated? What does scripture have to say about it?
Well, is it?
Religions offer hope of various kinds and in various forms.
Christianity offers Heaven or "The Kingdom" depending on interpretation.
Islam has it's own vision of Heaven.
Judaism has the Messiah.
Buddhism offers it's path as a way out of suffering.
And so on.
In my bible, I have jotted things that have impressed me.
The difference between Religion and Faith.
Religion - "God is going to make people pay for their sins|"
Faith - "Every time I ignore an injustice, no matter where
or what it is, I participate in it."
"Love is an act of endless...
Our brains have two hemispheres. The one basically rational and the other basically irrational. This seems to indicate two spheres of human experience on planet earth. I suspect the two compliment and support each other. How about you?
I like this meditation by UU minister Naomi King (who I've talked about on WC and WC2 before). It is about the importance of extending our spiritual life beyond those practices we normally call "spiritual" and into our everyday lives. I think the principle goes well beyond UU'ism and can be...