Are Humans Special? by David Loy

Obviously we are a unique species. Just look around: humans have transformed much of the surface of the earth, remolding it for our own convenience. We have fulfilled God’s injunction in the first chapter of the Bible: “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Read More...
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"A Toxic Image of God" by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Your image of God creates you. This is why it is so important that we see God as loving and benevolent and why good theology is still important.
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"The Self-Hatred Within Us" by Sharon Salzberg

I often think about a memorable conversation I had with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1990 while we were at a small conference in India sponsored by the Mind & Life Institute. At one point during the event, I had an opportunity to ask the Dalai Lama a question, so I ventured,
“Your Holiness, what do you think about self-hatred?” Read More...
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