Nicole Alderman wrote:
I think, in a lot of ways, we pass on traditions to our children because we want them to have the same fun we did, or even more fun. Sometimes this can go overboard, where the parent spends so much time buying and wrapping and finding pinterest activities to make their kids' Christmas "magical." The parent ends up unable to enjoy the holiday because they are so stressed from trying to make it "perfect."
Dale Hodgins wrote:
I like trying to guess who they are, by the style of dress and the number who show up. It doesn't matter. The chances that they will have a better grasp of their own theology, than I do are quite slim. Once in awhile, you get an older one who has studied his books quite a bit. More often, they are young zealots who seem like they've done a lot of skimming. These ones are fun.
I enjoy having great scientific questions explained in moronic terms. After discussing the fact that a supernatural being created the heavens and the Earth and that they control the tides etc, I like to ask - "With so much on his plate, do you think he really cares what I do with my penis." Then there's the crime and punishment thing. "A mass murderer confess his sins and goes straight to heaven, while someone presented with scant evidence, refuses to believe and is subjected to eternal torment. Do you think this makes any sense at all?"
Rufus Laggren wrote:
There is something on the other side of the teeter totter that people don't seem to have mentioned very much. Motivation. Rising to the need. Looking at scenarios, and getting doubtful or worried, we maybe should(!) remember that our worries and prognostications - they aren't what's real. We're "looking in" (in our imagination), we're not actually there (in the hard place we're imagining). I think that makes a huge difference, a _really_ huge difference, because the body and the spirit don't get energized and motivated by imaginary stuff. People really do "rise to the occasion" in the real moment and in fact become different people therein. And it's not just the individual, but also the nascent network, community, which many don't even know exists - until there is something _real_ for it to do.
Dillon Nichols wrote:It is a secular movement, and other definitions I've seen are more explicitly anti-religion, among other things.
Chris Kott wrote:I'm not a feminist because that brand of thinking, in my opinion, suggests a zero-sum game.
Kris Mendoza wrote:
Haha, and yes, garden yoga! As I've become more "yogi"-ish, I have become more comfortable squatting down for activities such as carrot pulling rather than bending over or getting on my knees. It feels better on my back, but probably looks a little odd!