Thursday, July 07, 2005

I do not feel obliged to believe...

...that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use (Galileo). Be well, London.

One thing I've noticed while writing a dissertation on alternative religion is that religion & spirituality are on everyone's minds. Let's hope this bodes well. Here's a sampling.

  • Guruphiliac is a blog that goes undercover to scrutinize some of the world's most popular gurus.
  • Often when I tell someone the story of Aimee Semple McPherson, the subject of the latest chapter I'm writing, they suggest a screenplay. For now, they'll have to settle for Richard Rossi's film currently looking for a distributor. It sounds a little preachy, but Ron Howard's father plays Aimee's father James Kennedy and Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter also has a role.


Anonymous said...

When did religion bode well? When the pious set out to improve our ailling world? Or when they sank into themselves on the path to self improvement while letting the rest of humanity rot? Calvinism or budhism, it's always the same old song: my soul, my salvation, redemption here, my good man, only here. Well, no thanks.

escapegrace said...

Selfishly, far sunk into the path of self-improvement, I was hoping it bodes well for my dissertation.

Anonymous said...

Well, since your blog is such a great source of facinating links, and keeps me awake even without those links for quite a few hours once or twice a week, I don't think I can blame you of being a self-absorbed self-improver, and I hope that the new-old religious tide does bode well for your dissertation.

Richard Rossi said...

Hi Chris,
Thank you for mentioning my film "Aimee Semple McPherson."
I love how you encourage artists to be proactive and greenlight themselves.
Richard Rossi
Director, "Aimee Semple McPherson"