What’s God Got to Do with It?: covers poetry, the gift economy in Loveland, CO, Jordanian radio put on by 10-24 yr-olds, hope for Fort Benning, Buy Nothing Day, and three wandering minstrels in England. The featured topic looks at the similarities between the Bible story of Abel and Cain and Darwin’s theory of evolution in attributing superiority to the winners.
- “What’s in the Temple” by Tom Barrett from Keeping in Touch.
- “Customers Pay It Forward at Starbucks” from karmatube
- “A Walk Around Britain” from karmatube
- “Blessed Unrest and WiserEarth” by Paul Hawken
- Bruce Cockburn Live, “Wondering Where the Lions Are”
- Radio Farah Al Nas (Joy of the People)
- Fr. Roy Bourgeois threatened with excommunication
- Buy Nothing Day
- J.A.T. Robinson on God as Reality called by another name
- John Dominic Crossan from the Jesus Seminars on the character of God
- Paul Hawken from Blessed Unrest on Darwin’s linguistic racism
Excerpt: “The first paradigm — creationism — is based on a divine hierarchy of who God likes best. The innocence of Abel exists by contrast to the guilt of Cain. The innocence of Jesus, likewise, serves to underscore the inherently guilty state of humanity. The second paradigm — evolution — is also based on a hierarchy of who was favored by Nature. We’re each born worthy or unworthy, civilized or savages, based on the merits of our ancestors… both Judeo-Christian scriptures and Western science are in complete agreement that reality is inherently hierarchical. The difference between them is semantic — one calls the reality God and the other calls it Nature.”