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mknod  ·  2288 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was Abolitionism a Failure?

    Thing is, I like the teachings of Christ and I'd like to be able to convey them to my daughter in a way that doesn't involve "son of god," "heaven/hell" stuff. I've been introducing him to her in our nightly Jedi stories. So far, he's the most powerful Jedi ever but he never uses a lightsaber, he combats the dark side with love. We'll see where I take it.

You might be interested in this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Bible





thenewgreen  ·  2288 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I've been trying to steer people in that direction for some time now. Practically I think it's awesome, and historically it's pretty amazing stuff.

mknod  ·  2287 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The whole "dislike supernatural aspects of religion but also have a nice community thing" is what also attracts me so much to the teachings of mindfulness/alan watts.