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Tuesday’s Thoughts: Implicit Bias in Sacred Stories

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Implicit Bias in Sacred Stories

bible, Scripture
From my daily practice today, I encountered implicit bias. Implicit bias is: "The attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.  Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness.  Rather, implicit biases are not accessible through introspection." The dude in today's story needs the reiteration of another dude to understand and hear the woman. There you have it. A Few Key Characteristics of Implicit Biases from the Kirwan Institute: Imp...
Tuesday’s Thoughts: I am Grumpy Cat

Tuesday’s Thoughts: I am Grumpy Cat

bible, Scripture
Continuing my somewhat heretical exploration of scripture by doing artwork right into the Bible and by responding in Haiku. I found that I was Grumpy Cat today. So I went with it. Side note, I have encountered a lot of people that are more than a little disturbed by the way I am using this Bible. I do hold the Bible to be sacred to me however I resist idolizing it. And as you would see reading Joshua, it's all about killing in the name of God. That calls for resisting and pushing against the text. Yesterday, our resident skeptic, James Cowles, and I were talking online about the way scripture is treated today and in historicity. We both drive through the enlightenment and observe these two things: The enlightenment allowed people to begin to move away from scripture and allows some...
Daily Practice for November 4, 2016

Daily Practice for November 4, 2016

Word:  For inspiration, I sometimes use tarot cards. To me, it is the same as people who use their Bibles by randomly opening a page and finding a quote. If you are looking for inspiration, you will find it. I don't do it all the time, but occasionally. I just bought a new deck called "Messages from your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards." It is quite a mouthful! The artwork is beautiful, though. I drew a past-present-future layout. That is simply three cards that are read in that order. The cards and artwork are by Steven D. Farmer. My drawing was: Panda (Past): Create a sacred space for yourself in your home and/or place of work Peacock (Present): Let yourself stand out and be noticed Penguin (Future): The period of darkness that you've been experiencing is now passing Fi...