watch it live here. Crowd estimates range as high as four million. Their first parade in 1997 only had 2000 participants!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
How to Receive
The Buddha encouraged us to think of the good things done for us by our parents, by our teachers, friends, whomever; and to do this intentionally, to cultivate it, rather than just letting it happen accidentally.
- Ajahn Sumedho, “The Gift of Gratitude”
The Friendly Atheist reports that a national hotline will be launched to support people who may be considering leaving their religion. The hotline's site notes that callers will not be encouraged to become atheists.Reposted from Joe
Responders will absolutely NOT urge any form of belief or disbelief. In fact, our volunteers will be specifically trained to never debate callers under any circumstances. Recovering From Religion is passionate about meeting people where THEY are at on the spectrum of disbelief. It’s not our place to do anything but encourage exploration and discovery, and to provide a solid support structure as people reconsider the role of religion in their lives. For many, this is a long process and we will be with them every step of the way. For some, they might be taking a smaller step by exploring a more liberal church, or by finding the confidence to assert their financial independence from tithing..Hit the link for much more. The group is taking donations.