Last week Bill and Tom talked about sex-abuse in the Church, resistance to dealing with it by leadership. When Bill asks Tom what he'd do if he was Pope, Tom says he'd get rid of the monarchial form of the Church. Tom describes the way that the monarchies of the past constrained the way the Church developed. People are tired of the hierarchy, which insulates the sex-abuse, but the Church remains officially terrified by democracy and liberation theology.
Today on Pathways we are visiting with Samuel Avery, author of Buddha and the Quantum: Hearing the Voice of Every Cell. Sam holds bachelor's and master's degrees in religion and he has taught university level courses. He has practiced meditation daily for forty-one years. Samuel has written a series of articles and books on the relationship of physics and consciousness to each other, including the books Transcendence of the Western Mind and The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness. Since 1973 he has lived with his wife on a small farm on the banks of the Nolin River in central Kentucky.
Recently a report by US Catholic Bishops charges the 1960s with corrupting priests - among other things, because of promoting sexual freedom. Thomas Doyle, a Catholic Priest rejects this, pointing out it was a global problem, and relates his experience within the Church before and during when the media began to expose sex-abuse in the Church. Doyle tried to engage the Church when abuse cases started to penetrate the media in the 1970s, advising them on addressing and preventing abuse, but was ignored. So, he went on to expose this abuse. Doyle draws a picture of Bishops ignoring sociopathology in order protect their image and the image of the Church.
Joe and Denise discuss Terrence Malick's 2011 film about life, the universe and 1950s. They touch on the tragedy of autonomy, the naturalization of market competition in American psycho-spiritual life, and the contradiction between the American Dream and the reality of American nightmares.
Rachel Zuses and Beth Lorio talk about the upcoming, first ever, Portland Healing Arts Fair hosted by Divine Template Creations. The Portland Healing Arts Fair will take place Sunday, June 26, from 11am – 3pm, at Euphoria Studios, 1235 SE Division St, Portland, and will feature holistic healers and intuitives who will offer readings and healing sessions.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi about his new book DIVINITY OF DOUBT: The God Question. In the book Bugliosi makes a potent case for agnosticism by marshaling evidence and drawing persuasive inferences. DIVINITY OF DOUBT is an indictment of God, theism, and atheism within the pages of one book.
Today on Pathways we are visiting with Carol Marleigh Kline, author of Streetwise Spirituality: 28 days to inner fitness and everyday enlightenment. Carol is an author, workshop facilitator, radio host, and editor of JACA Online, the American Chiropractic Association’s journal. Formerly a TV anchor and producer, she began attending New Age lectures at the age of 13. She developed programming for the Smithsonian Institute’s Resident Associates, earned a Master’s in Japanese philosophy at Columbia University, and is listed in Who’s Who of American Women.
Robert Jensen - The Anguish in the American Dream (lecture)
Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "Citizens of the Empire," "The Heart of Whiteness," and "All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice."