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Rabbi_David_J_Wolpe David J. Wolpe is a senior rabbi at the Sinai Temple of Los Angeles and a teacher at UCLA.Rabbi Wolpe writes for many publications, including New York Jewish Week, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, and Beliefnet.com. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN and CBS This Morning, and has been featured on the History Channel’s Mysteries of the Bible. He is the author Why Faith Matters and the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times. Rabbi Wolpe lives in Los Angeles.
Randall_Balmer Randall Balmer is an Episcopal priest and professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and his commentaries on religion in America have appeared in Sojourners, The Nation, the New York Times, and in newspapers across the country. He is author of numerous books, including God in the White House: A History How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. He lives in Woodbury, Connecticut with his wife Catherine Randall, who is also a professor and an author.
Diana_Butler_Bass Diana Butler Bass is the author of seven books on the history and practice of Christianity, including "Christianity for the Rest of Us," a study of mainline Protestantism and "A People's History of Christianity." She writes for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet and frequently comments in the media about American religion. She is a practicing Christian (an Episcopalian) and takes as her motto Jesus's words, "Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live."
Transformed Beloved, I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. -- 3 John, verse 2
ce635ef6-e3a6-4d4f-883f-04bddc "Each of us [from various religious denominations] believes in the fatherhood of God, although we may differ in our interpretations of Him. Each of us is part of a great family, the human family, sons and daughters of God, and therefore brothers and sisters. We must work harder to build mutual respect, an attitude of forbearance, with tolerance one for another regardless of the doctrines and philosophies which we may espouse." President Gordon B. Hinckley
listentobill Birth is a death sentence. but there is no need to rush to the gallows. Love, laugh and live, before the end finds you.
binoj "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12
Seppatto I imagine "God" as another 3 letter word ... You. Visit any spiritual place on earth and you can feel this Truth in the centuries of prayers that forever linger there. We pray for who we are. We forget in order to have a game to play. Since the dawn of time great men of all continents and religions have described this far better than I can ...Thomas Merton (catholic priest): "What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." Mahatma Gandhi (hindu teacher): “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Albert Einstein (jewish scientist): “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe—a spirit vastly superior to that of man.” “What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the inquiring and constructive mind.” “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
SeanC The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth — never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key. - Carl Sagan
ChristianHeretic This and this alone is true religion: To serve thy brethren. This is sin above all other sin: To harm thy brethren. In such faith is happiness. In lack of it is misery and pain. Blessed is he whose life is lived thus ceaselessly in serving God. Bearing others' burdens and so alone is life, true life, to be attained. Nothing is hard to him who, casting self aside, thinks only this: How may I serve my fellow man? Tulsidas -- 16th Century (translated by the Mahatma Gandhi)
Tahani God Is Good
GaryR John 15:13-15. "Greater love hath noman than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my firends, if ye do whatsoever I command you . Henseforth I call you not servants, for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: But H ave called you firends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made know unto you." [My add: Christ laid down his life for us... Greater love hath noone than this! and he called us his friends.]
Published October 11, 2010