Religious diversity, fun stuff, apologies,
personal statements, etc.
A Cherokee prayer blessing:
"May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house,
May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there,
May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows,
And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder."
An Apache prayer blessing:
May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life."
An Apache marriage blessing:
"Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be the shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be the warmth to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling, to enter into the days of your life together,
and may your days be good and long upon the earth."
Key spiritual topics:
Statements of apology for past sins and crimes against humanity:
Personal Statements on spiritual matters:
Other related menus & essays at this site:
Some thought-provoking messages, cartoons, sayings, etc:
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 14
||Inspiring messages, cartoons, sculptures, sayings, etc. Part 1 Part 2|
|The concept of sin|
|Religious diversity among the crew of the space shuttle Columbia|
|Books on spirituality, theology and religion|
|"Cults" and New Religious Groups (most are quite harmless)|
|Cooperation and conflict motivated by religious
diversity in North America|
|Religious information (membership data, calendars, church attendance...)
||The use of prayer instead of medical treatment|
"An allegory about religious humility & cooperation -- You supply the ending" by Susan Humphreys
|Conclusions: which is the "true" denomination or religion; where did we come from; where are we going
after death, and other really fundamental questions|
Find a faith group which matches your beliefs:
|The Belief System Selector by SelectSmart.com
asks you 20 questions and then tries to match you up with the religion(s) that
most closely suit your beliefs, whether it be secular humanism, Unitarian Universalism,
liberal Quakers, Neopagan, Buddhist, Taoism, Hinduism, Easter Orthodox. etc.|
|SelectSmart.com also has dozens of similar selectors, each dealing with a single
religion or spiritual path.|
|The Beliefnet quiz: "What is your Spiritual Type?"
It finds out whether you are a skeptic, spiritual dabbler, questioning believer, confident believer, or another spiritual type.|
|Adversarian has created a quiz titled
What religion best suits you?" It is a tongue-in-cheek series of ten questions that is fun to take, although is probably not too accurate.
Find a life-partner who matches your beliefs:
Soulmatch a service of Beliefnet, is designed to match you to another person who
shares your values, aspirations, spirituality, sense of justice, etc.
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- A group of essays prepared by Sociology classes at the University of Virginia lists many unusual faith groups.
- The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Affairs of the U.S. government issues an annual report on religious freedom
around the world. The 1997-JUL-22 report, "United States Policies in Support of Religious Freedom: Focus on Christians" is at:
- Jewish-Christian Relations site contains statements on Jewish-Christian Relations from Conservative Jewish, Ecumenical, Joint
Christian-Jewish, Other Groups Protestant, Roman-Catholic groups, as well as one statement in opposition to interfaith cooperation. See:
- A New Millennium's Resolution proposed a resolution for the year 2000 (or perhaps 2001) recognizing humanity's link with the
environment. See: http://www.redshift.com/~wsandtt/
- Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota,
Nakota and Dakota Nation sponsors a worldwide day of prayer for global healing on the summer solstice. They occur about
JUN-21 each year. See: http://www.worldpeaceday.com/
- My Sacred Journey "...helps you follow your life destiny path to love, joy, fitness, happiness, and a sense of spiritual enlightenment.
" The offer free memberships and newsletters. See: http://www.mysacred