Monday Meditation: Is Our Image of the Divine Simply a Projection of Our Ego/Needs?

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion. –Goncourt Contemplation: Sometimes, especially during times of crisis or even an inflated sense of purpose or ego, we make the divine in our own image. We transform the divine into what Harry Emerson Fosdick called “a cosmic bell-boy,” […]

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The Heroic Faith: Can Adventure be a Religion? Guest Post by Drew Jacob

This is a guest post by Drew Jacob, the Rogue Priest. I was twelve, and I believed in heroes. I was not a popular kid. I wasn’t very brave. I lost at sports, or just stayed home. I wrote and drew and walked in the woods, alone. But I read books, and I played games. My […]

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My Family is Robbed and I Face My First Test as an Immersian.

It’s 11:15 pm when our Labrador, Toby, lets out a howl as if channeling Cerberus himself. The sound rips me from sleep. I hurry toward the back door and switch on the light. Toby is up against the back gate, trying to tear it down. I run out the front door in my boxers and […]

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Meditation Monday: The Buddha Asks Us To Not Believe Blindly.

Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.” –The Buddha Contemplation: The search for truth can […]

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Guest Post from Bethany Whisenant on Tolerance, and Becoming a New Student of the Eternal Dharma!

Well, let me start off by saying how honored I am that Andrew personally asked me to write a guest post.  I haven’t posted on my own blog in two months, but he still wanted my input.  I appreciate it.  I am going to be mentioning friends of mine in this, and I will use […]

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