Tag: God


Microsoft Celebrates Christmas Without God

Can one really celebrate Christmas, or any other religious holiday for that matter, without at least some acknowledgment of God? Well, that depends on what you mean by “really”, but my answer to that question is, “Of course you can!” Just ask the tens of millions of Americans who do so, not to mention the folks at Microsoft, which released a new Christmas ad designed to do just that — and it does it with genuine beauty to boot! The ad is causing some real consternation, probably because it is genuinely beautiful......

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Guns, Generosity and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include?the film He Named Me Malala, the language we use to describe our purpose in life, the surprising benefits of talking about polarizing issues, the generosity of spirit that creates non-competitive friendships… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Girl Uninterrupted “Malala has every right to be bitter. A bullet went through her face and severed the nerve, and......

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Yearning, Imagining and Aging: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Oct 5 – 9), we explored the hypothetical scenario of choosing one special person to spend a day with, the hopeful Craigslist post filled with gratitude and yearning, the momentum we can tap into when we realize our days on Earth are limited, the new law causing controversy in California and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Who Would You Wish to Spend One Last Day With? – Brad Hirschfield If there were any person in......

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Praying Into the Void for a Connection

A fascinating “missed connection” ad on Craigslist from a man seeking a woman he hasn’t seen in four decades got me thinking about the many forms that prayer takes, including a powerful ritual in my childhood of writing down my hopes and wishes. When I was a young boy, my family would fly to Israel at least once a year, staying in the south with my Israeli family, and venturing regularly up north to visit Jerusalem, too. Whether by bus or car, I would always use the travel time to agonize over......

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Wilderness, Joy and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include Helena Bonham Carter’s capacity for having fun, the lessons learned from failure, a childhood spent in the Mojave desert, our ever-changing sense of “self,” new understandings of what makes a place holy… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Here Comes the Sun “Once you’re through the suffering bit, you can see life with a sense of proportion......

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A Generation Removed from God

Our old gods are dying, and our new ones are yet to be born, so we best be careful asking people about what they believe about God. It isn’t simply that the familiar, conventional (theistic, old-man-in-the-sky, all-powerful, all-knowing god who created the universe, who loves us, judges us, responds to our prayer and guarantees an afterlife) is irrelevant to increasing numbers of people. It’s that this God is actually far more disquieting. I need to come clean and say clearly: There are indeed some days when I do call out and surrender......

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Creativity, Decisions and More: Must-Read Links

Each week, we come across writing full of wise insights from around the web and share it with The Wisdom Daily community. Today our favorite picks cover: singer Shirley Manson’s role as a rock icon, the powerful perspective of a gun violence journalist, the ethos of human connection in George Eliot’s writing, children innovating with new technology, soothing coloring books designed for adults and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Results Oriented “When you’re young you don’t think so much about......

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Heaven, Hell and Graduation: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 1 – 5), we?discussed Class of 2015 commencement speakers who were abundant with wisdom, the parenting challenge of letting go of fear, the religious ideas people use for guidance, the probability of living longer than you may expect, and the courage of Caitlyn Jenner. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Commencement Wisdom in 2015: Must-Read Links – TWD You don’t have to be graduating to gain inspiration from the words of wisdom delivered by commencement speakers......

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What Happens to a Person's Soul When They Die?

Recently, a journalist asked me a series of very basic questions about religion. I want to share my answers with you, and I encourage you to share your answers here, with The Wisdom Daily community.   What’s your view on heaven and hell? Heaven and hell are accountability technologies designed to incentivize human beings to do the right thing. As with all technologies, the question is whether they are getting the job done and whether there are new technologies that can be more effective in helping us be better people. I know......

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Fish, Phones and Bumper Stickers: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (May 18 – May 22), we explored bumper sticker irony, the tech industry’s strong push to keep private smartphone data protected from government overreach, the longing to spend our time and energy on purposeful endeavors, and the candid new video giving young Black men and boys a voice. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Coexisting Beyond Bumper Stickers – Brad Hirschfield Walking with a friend the other day, I noticed these bumper stickers on the back of......

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