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My wife Catherine and I used to study and practice Zen. One morning we were walking toward our car after a night spent sitting zazen at a Zen center with a dozen or so other would-be Buddhas. (Zazen is Zen meditation: you sit; you close your eyes; you try to disconnect from your thoughts; you try like crazy not to sneeze, cough or […]Read more ›
Here’s the real deal: it is time for people to start speaking up for love, to start speaking up against hate…in all forms. It’s the only way we’re going to change our culture. It’s the only way we’re going to start seeing the incidences of bullying, hatred, violence and intolerance towards LGBT teens or anybody perceived to be different.Read more ›
By: Daniel Mantil There are obviously a lot of Christian imperatives, some of which have been misinterpreted or mistranslated for centuries, some of which could just be taken as allegorical, and then others that are as clear as day. But one of them seems absolutely crystal clear, and ever since I was a child I’ve never been able to understand […]Read more ›
Last night I dreamed that I was standing in the sanctuary of an immense church. Broad beams of light colored like jewelery cut across the air above me, coming to land upon a majestic pulpit. Sensing that something important was in the pulpit, I climbed its many broad stairs to see. Before taking the final step onto that great platform […]Read more ›
By: Thomas Gilop Often times I’m confronted with a paradox. I have the desire to harm those that harm our society, yet I do not act—or at least, I do not actually physically harm them—out of some moral principle to not harm others. Sure, I might talk and write about them vindictively, even protest against them. But I never take […]Read more ›
This was sent me last week: Dear John, I am a secular humanist who practices Buddhism. I am writing to you because I appreciate your writings regarding people like me who do not follow Jesus. I would like to share some of my history with you, and explain why I no longer follow god. Did you like this? Share it:TweetRead more ›