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a painfully funny story

Religion inevitably splits.                 — Huston Smith A succinct and painfully accurate quote from one of our leading religious scholars… …reminds me of this story: While walking along a bridge at night… …a man suddenly spies another man preparing to jump … Continue reading

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the good fight

  1,000,000 people are now going to have to become much, much funnier… …to make up for the loss of Robin Williams… …the greatest improv comic I have ever witnessed. However, I don’t know if I can join that one … Continue reading

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A Camel Tale

  Though there are so many thoughts and feelings I’d like to share this week… …instead of a pontificating, I will tell a short tale… …because I realize the importance of stories.  For some reason, to give an idea indirectly, … Continue reading

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For a High Spiritual Humor

  Maybe we’re missing the humor. Maybe we’re missing the humor in our religious texts… …because we believe the highest spirituality can only be expressed with heavy solemnity. We see the humor in Greek mythology, in the Native American tales… … Continue reading

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Joyful Strife

Any new mythology should provide us with some chuckles, giggles, cackles, guffaws, chortles, and perhaps even some howls. As a boy, I was told that man was made in the image of God.  I would say, instead, that we’ve made … Continue reading

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