“ In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And an outstanding reason for choosing some sort of God or spiritual-type thing to worship — is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things — if they are where you tap real meaning in life — then you will never have enough. Never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly, and when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally plant you. On one level, we all know this stuff already — the trick is keeping the truth up-front in daily consciousness. Worship power — you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. And so on.”
This sea lion may be the first non-human mammal to exhibit the ability to keep a beat along with music.
Get down, Mr. Sea Lion!
Coolest thing I’ve seen in a while!
This is amazing stuff. I’m completely fascinated.
Excerpt from today’s journal entry. On the subject of building a space for emerging adults and the life of the church: We don’t need a hip place to go. In reality, we have plenty of those. We want places where we are allowed to be honest and explore our identity in full volume, where other generations integrate us into their own ranks. Don’t entertain us. Listen to our ideas and talk to us. And try to avoid using anything that’s too rooted in the present. We have Twitter and Facebook to tell us about now. Physical spaces should have nostalgia that helps us make a meaningful connection to the past.
Good thoughts from a fellow seminarian.