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Does religion, secularism and spirituality neglect transcendent realisations?

The world would be a poorer place without religion, secular culture and spirituality. There is much to appreciate in the diversity of religious, secular and spiritual experiences. Yet concerns about such experiences and the exaggerated interpretation of their value deserve examination in the light of Transcendence. Continue reading 



TWELVE KINDS OF TRANSCENDENCE

TWELVE KINDS OF TRANSCENDENCE

We need to explore our potential for transcendence. We are not bound to the finite.

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Religious Rock. 30 of the Best Religious Rock Songs, plus 1

I make a regular pilgrimage on my bike to the local Totnes gym in Devon, UK. I take with me my MP3 player.

For seven years, I have been a paid up member of the Church of Gymism, where I bow down to the barbell and lift some modest weights up to Heaven.

A few days ago, I looked at my Most Played List on the MP3. Lots of songs had lyrics with a certain religious/spiritual flavour.

The word ‘religious’ here makes no reference to a religion or religions. A religious/spiritual flavour carries a deep intimation, a sense of the transcendent, beyond the song and its lyrics. We can find such intimations in all the religions. We can experience spiritual sensitivities in music.

Music offers reminders and revelations of the profound nature of human experience and our capacity to respond to reality.

Let’s dance to that. Let’s move to that.

Rock on….

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FACING THE AUTHORITARIAN. HOME, SCHOOL, OFFICE, FACTORY, SECT, ETC.

The authoritarian personality makes life very difficult for people, especially those he or she has power and influence over.

Authoritarians share a similar psychological posture, which is difficult to address.

The unexamined inner lives of an authoritarian parent/teacher/boss/political master and others oppress sons/daughters/students/employees and citizens. Continue reading 



20 Quotes from Pope Francis

20 Quotes from Pope Francis. A Voice in the World.

 

Despite being wrapped up in the conservative tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis does not mince his words when it comes to issues close to his heart. Continue reading 




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