Lauren

6 Flips | 1 Magazine | 9 Likes | 1 Follower | @LaurenWesker | Keep up with Lauren on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lauren”

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

<b>(AP/The Satanic Temple)</b><p>The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 28, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of …

Religion

11 Ways to Develop a Beginner’s Mind

With a Beginner's Mind, you will be more open to possibilities<p>Zen Buddhism teaches a concept of "Beginner's Mind", <i>Shoshin</i>, as a positive attribute, something to cultivate. Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki said, in <i>Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice</i>, "In the Beginner's …

Meditation

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

War of the Gods

One of the most poignant moments in the wake of the Paris attacks was the street musician who played a moving rendition of John Lennon's Imagine. As the melody sounded, the familiar words rang in my mind:<p><i>Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too</i> …

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

SBNR. The topic is a hot one in Christian circles today. "Spiritual but not religious."<p>A middle-aged woman who spends Sunday mornings on a hiking trail might say, "I'm spiritual ... but not religious." A young man who says he loves Jesus but hates the church might identify himself as SBNR. …

All The DC Comics Villains That ‘Arrow’ Made Better

Month in and month out, superheroes need supervillains to fight. And not all of them, at first, are going to be winners. For every Joker, there’s a dozen Polka-Dot Men sitting on the back bench. <i>Arrow</i>, though, has been allowed to take some of DC Comics’ most historically underwhelming villains and …

DC Comics