Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Yom Kippur - Time to Reflect and Ask For and Give Forgiveness

I've been pretty busy with Tim Wise here this week, plus we're taking off Sunday (if we can get our stuff together), and I've a backlog of potential posts to work on, so I really haven't had any time to write up anything even moderately decent about Yom Kippur which makes Saturday a do-no-work at all day.  So, with the benefit of Blogger's ability to schedule posts, I'm going to suggest you check out a post I did in 2007 about Yom Kippur.  It begins like this:

Yom Kippur Thoughts

So exactly why does a skeptical agnostic spend most of his day in the synagogue, fasting and praying? Several things come to mind.

1. It's good to have some days where you check out of life as usual and sit and reflect on how you are living your life.
2. The Jewish High Holy Days structure that sort of meditation. Thousands of years of collected wisdom have been invested into this. A lot of the stuff makes good sense in very modern and practical ways. . .  [The rest is here.]

1 comment:

  1. Well, I apologise for expressing my opinion maybe too ruthlessly and for not paying enough attention to counter arguments. I am a Roman Catholic, but I can say sorry, can't I? :)


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