I feel the need to preface this with a story. The other day I mentioned to my husband that I'd had the strangest dream in which Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and Mary Baker Eddy were portrayed by Muppets Uncle Deadly and Miss Piggy (complete with the MBE-hairsytle of later years) in a Muppet-esque skit, song and … Continue reading Celebrating the Seasons and a few thoughts on Modern Pagnism, Children and Religion
While Buddhists focus on the Rights of the Noble Eightfold Path, Christian Scientists focus on things like “the right hand soap,” the “right Sunday School teacher” and the “right” dictionary. Yes, the right dictionary. You might think all dictionaries are the same, but you’d be wrong. If you’re a good Christian Scientist you spend a … Continue reading the Right Dictionary, what is Love?
I have a confession to make: I spend way too much time looking at my blog stats. Even when I don't post any content, I try and check and see how many people have stopped by to look. I'm still slightly shocked anyone (beyond my husband and my BFF) reads what I post. I also … Continue reading summaries
Nondenominational Christian Churches terrify me. In many ways, Ms. Eddy was right to appoint the Bible and Science & Health the "only preachers" to avoid the "cult of personality" that can grow up around charismatic religious leaders. In "organized" religions there is usually some hierarchy, board, counsel or group that helps steer the thoughts and … Continue reading less Fundamentalism, more Fun
A thought to close out 2012, and something to think about as 2013 begins.
From the Daily Mail this morning: Near-death experiences occur when the soul leaves the nervous system and enters the universe, claim two quantum physics experts Thus it is held that our souls are more than the interaction of neurons in the brain. They are in fact constructed from the very fabric of the universe - … Continue reading Souls, Quantum Physics & the Universe
I’ll be upfront, until recently everything I learned about Buddhism and the Dalai Lama I learned from Facebook memes which meant it was pretty much limited to some feel-good pull quotes which espoused some fairly logical, universal-sounding truths. It was a start and I was intrigued, so I looked up the Dalai Lama’s website. He’s … Continue reading Elephants & Demons