Lent 2017

Greetings and Happy Daylight Savings Time 🙂

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday – it snowed here in Charlotte today! Luckily its all melted now. Bring on the Spring!!

So I am going to take a couple of posts to share a little about what I am doing for Lent this year. It’s rather odd sounding, so I trust you won’t judge me too quickly.

It’s a daily study / course, offered by Peter Rollins, the Continental Philosopher (Irish). I am a huge fan of his work. He always makes me think, in his gentle teaching / sharing style. And I love his openness. He seems like he’s just absorbing the world every minute, with an astute and educated eye.

The course is called “Atheism for Lent”. You can check more out here: https://peterrollins.com

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It’s not exactly how it sounds, but I give him courage points for stating it the way he does. Quite shocking. It’s actually a daily reading, art, music, theory paper from insightful critics of faith, religion and God. The idea is to take the Lenten season and allow those who’ve been critical of the path I have chosen, to speak to me so I can hear and learn from their views on how I live. To be open enough to truly listen to my critics and to get something from it. Rollins asserts that Theists and Atheists have a very long history of checks and balances, and that we are more alike than different.

It’s truly an interesting course, and though I am only 2 weeks in, glad I have done it.

We can all learn from each other, and that’s a good thing.

Get to bed early tonight! Take care –

MDB-Initials

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