Its time to reclaim religion

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31 Dec 2016 16:12 #270577 by Rosalyn J
I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting.

Sharon Brous: It's time to reclaim religion
go.ted.com/CyyR

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31 Dec 2016 18:33 #270596 by Atticus
Thank you, Ros. Rabbi Brous has a refreshing grasp on the purpose of religion (or maybe what the purpose of religion should be).

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01 Jan 2017 01:09 #270619 by Cabur Senaar
So, are we up to answer this call?

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01 Jan 2017 02:41 #270626 by Zephyrus
I am! I loved this video.

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01 Jan 2017 03:29 #270632 by baru
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I agree its time to reclaim the concept of religion and ritual.
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01 Jan 2017 04:16 #270640 by Sirch Nayr
I'm all for helping those in need, but when she started getting hyperpolitical and using every buzzword she could think of at the end it really turned me off to what she was trying to say.

I think her earlier message was great about religions revitalizing and coexisting without falling into stagnation. I believe churches should do more to help their community in general. Many do great work already, but I have been too many churches who make good money from donations, and instead of cleaning the neighborhood they use it to paint their parking lot or buy more plasma TVs for their lobby.

The problem I have with this speech is that she is taking issues that have two sides to the story such as BLM, and Aleppo, and she insinuates that if you do not want to act on those things that you are in the wrong. That's a very arrogant way of looking at things if you do not have all the facts.

Anyways. Fighting for things you believe in is a very noble thing to do, just don't guilt people for not believing in the same things that you do.
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01 Jan 2017 05:19 #270645 by Tiano Kenda
I could not agree more with her statements in this video. I am setting here after just watching the ball drop for New Years Eve contemplating how much better this world would be if Jediism was more widespread and the tenets of respecting all life simply because they are also part of the Force as we are. I am making my resolution to be more open and understanding to all people I come in contact with from this point onward. Thank you for sharing this video, I have much to meditate upon tonight as this is the Day of Reflection.
May you all have a year of Peace and Love for all.
May the Force be with you.
-Tiano

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01 Jan 2017 06:26 #270646 by Tellahane

Tiano Kenda wrote: I could not agree more with her statements in this video. I am setting here after just watching the ball drop for New Years Eve contemplating how much better this world would be if Jediism was more widespread...


Be mindful of that thought process, I think what you are aiming for is how much better the world would be if some of the ideals of Jediism was more wide spread, we don't need to turn into an evangelistic organization, there are plenty of spiritual paths that co-exist just fine with Jediism, need not decide for the world what would be ideal per say.
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01 Jan 2017 06:32 - 01 Jan 2017 06:33 #270647 by Rosalyn J
As Tellahane explained above, it might be more useful to be exemplary
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01 Jan 2017 12:32 #270667 by steamboat28

Sirch Nayr wrote: The problem I have with this speech is that she is taking issues that have two sides to the story such as BLM, and Aleppo, and she insinuates that if you do not want to act on those things that you are in the wrong. That's a very arrogant way of looking at things if you do not have all the facts.


Just because an issue has two sides doesn't mean those sides are equal.
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