The geography of organized religion in America is changing.
Today, more and more Americans identify themselves as spiritual, rather
than aligning themselves with a particular religion. They're cobbling
together faith and spirituality from sources all over the world, picking
and choosing the same way we put together a sub sandwich at fast food
restaurant. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge. Religion
2.0. We'll find out what spirituality looks like in today's world, from
a punk Buddhist to a sufi rapper.
Clark Strand is the author of "How to Believe
in God," and a contributing editor at Tricycle: A Buddhist Review.
He tells Jim Fleming that the United States is unusual among developed
nations for its continued religiosity, even while individual Americans
increasingly decline to affiliate with any particular religious group,
but still consider themselves spiritual people. Also, Brad Warner
is a Japanese monster movie marketer, a blogger, a Zen Buddhist Master
and plays bass in a punk band. His book is "Zen Wrapped in Karma
Dipped in Chocolate." Warner tells Steve Paulson how he found himself
a Buddhist at the end of a truly atrocious year and how he values the
sacredness in everyday life.
James Carse is the author of "The Religious
Case Against Belief." He talks with Steve Paulson about the definition
of religion and argues that one can be a religious person without believing
in God. You can read Steve's interview with Carse at Salon.com.
Also, Tsultrim Allione founded Tara Mandala, a retreat in Colorado,
where she teaches students based on her Buddhist training in Tibet.
She is also the author of "Feeding Your Demons." Allione tells
Anne Strainchamps about the practice of feeding one's demons and how
it relates to Western therapeutic techniques.
David Plotz is the editor of Slate Magazine
dot com and the author of "Good Book." He tells Jim Fleming
why he decided to read the entire Old Testament, and how the experience
has changed his life.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 09-08-30-A.
|David Plotz, Good Book: The
Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I
Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible (Harper)
Clark Strand, How to Believe in God:
(Whether You Believe in Religion or Not) (Doubleday)
|Brad Warner, Zen Wrapped in
Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and
Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma (New World
|Tsultrim Allione, Feeding
Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict (Little
James Carse, The Religious Case Against Belief (Penguin)
- -Above the Clouds/ California
Guitar Trio/ The First Decade/ CGT
- -Drop the A Bomb on Me/ Zero Defex/ ODFX
- -Opening Mandelbrot/ Blue Man Group/Blue Man Group
- -Hallelujah (single)/ Rufus Wainwright/ Geffen Records
- -Full Power/ Sonik Gurus/ Pandaua/ Sounds True
- -Skyline/ California Guitar Trio/ CGT
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