Compass Points Taking It Home Oct 21

Compass Points Taking It Home Oct 21

To believe in God or a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. Each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself -Sophy Burnham, contemporary author best known for her books about angels and the spiritual dimension.

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. -Mary Daly, contemporary theologian and feminist

The search for God is the search for reality. -Sidney Mead, Unitarian Universalist and former President of Meadville/Lombard Theological School

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? I Corinthians 3:16 (from Christian Bible)

Wow, did our middle schoolers have quite the conversations this week! All of the above quotes kept them busy talking for most of the class, deciphering what they mean and whether they agree or disagree with the sentiments expressed.

Ask your child which quote had the most meaning for them and why.

We also listened to some music about the faces of the divine, and talked about whether they had meaning for us or not. Here’s a list, in case you’d like to discuss further with your family:
“What If God Was One of Us?” by Joan Osborne (off the compilation CD by Brian Withycombe, You Were Meant For Me)
“From a Distance” by Bette Midler (Bette Midler Greatest Hits)
“Counting Blue Cars” by Dishwalla (female image!) (off the Pet Your Friends CD)
“Jesus is Just All Right With Me” by The Birds (Eight Miles High: A Bluegrass Tribute)
“Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (off the CD, Spirit in the Sky)
“Jesus He Knows Me” by Genesis (We Can’t Dance)
“Let it Be” and “Nowhere Man” by the Beatles (both on Artifacts)
“My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison (on the CD of the same name)
“Like a Prayer” by Madonna (on the CD of the same name)
“God Part ll” by U2 (Rattle and Hum)
“You and Me” by the Moody Blues (Seventh Sojourn)
“Hey, Jesus” by the Indigo Girls (Strange Fire)
“Fire and Rain” by James Taylor (Music of James Tavlor)
“Dear God” by XTC (Kings For a Day)
“Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens
“Jesus Don’t Want Me For a Sunbeam” by Nirvana
“God Shuffled His Feet” by Crash Test Dummies (off the CD with the same name)
“Hands” and “Who Will Save Your Soul?” by Jewel (on Spirit)
“Hey, God” by Bon Jovi (on These Days)

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