Things to make you think from HuffPost

Posted: May 5, 2012 by Ty in Current Events, Musings, Spirituality
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
What do you get for the man who has attained perfect enlightenment? That depends on where in the world you are celebrating.

Buddha’s birthday, known as Vesak Day (or Wesak), is celebrated on various dates in the spring throughout the world, and each Buddhist culture has its own traditions for the day. It is usually observed during the first full moon in May.

Vatican Newspaper Equates Arguments For Abortion To Those Used For Nazi Genocide
Philadelphia Archbishop Removes Five Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse From MInistry
Kathleen Turner Talks About Faith In New Film “The Perfect Family”
Church Kids To Send ‘Cards Of Hope’ To Pastor Who Preached Violence Against LGBT Youth
RIP Adam Yauch: Buddhist Spirituality Permeated Life And Music
Rachel G. Hackenberg: Retelling the American ‘Kingdom of God’ Story in Parables
The American Church is called to speak through the power of stories — mirrored in bold and creative action — to transform our sociopolitical context for the greater inclusion of all people in the American Dream.
Mark Harril Saunders: Blind Justice in China
Americans may have been surprised to read in news stories this week about the role of a Christian organization in the escape from house arrest of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights lawyer in China.
Michael Rossmann, SJ: Everything I Know About Prayer I Relearned in Spin Class
Those walking by overhearing Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj blasting from our spin class may not see this as a place to learn much about the spiritual life. It can actually inform our understanding of the spiritual life, if only we have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Philip Goldberg: To Ross Douthat, Hooray For Heretics
Conservatives like Douthat, who pine for a mythical version of a church-centered postwar world, might lament that, but I say thank God for heretics. They broaden our minds and deepen our spirits.
Rev. Susan Russell: The Bully in the Bully Pulpit
We’re not going to compromise on having bullies use the power of their pulpit to advocate child abuse because they’ve confused their own twisted homophobia with the “Word of God.”
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