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The 40/52-weeks-a-year,  quick-reading, thought-lingering, spiritual-religious newsletter.

Religion-Outside-The-Box is a donation supported not-for-profit empowering adults to find and be with (the) God (of their understanding).  

In This Issue
It’s Between You & God
Box on whiteNext Sunday
March. 30, 2008
Rabbi Brian invites you to join him for…

Some Adult Religion Time

Sunday, Mar. 30, 2008 · 9:30 am · Encino, CA

This morning service in the chapel of the beautiful
Holy Spirit Retreat Center will include traditional and non-traditional
elements of prayer.

Rabbi Brian will facilitate. 

All are welcome regardless of spiritual-religious baggage, beliefs, or non-beliefs.

click for details

Holy Spirit Retreat Center
4316 Lanai Road,
Encino, CA 91436
Plenty of parking,
just follow the signs.

If you’ve never been to a Rabbi Brian service before, please come!

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# 10 / 40 – March 2008

It’s Between You & God.                      
It’s between you and God.

Religious laws are typically divided into two categories: those between a person and his or her fellow person and those between a person and his or her understanding of God.

between a person and his or her fellow person

  • The laws that fit in the former category are rules of conduct: statutes about what a society or culture will and won’t tolerate.

-between a person and his or her understanding of God.

  • The laws that fit in the later category are rules that apply to the heart of a spiritual-religious life: resting, worshiping, dietary restrictions, et cetera.

While religious institutions and cultural groups tend to be fairly strict with regard to the laws between a person and his or her fellow person – there can be (and historically always has been) more leniency in the interpretation of those between a person and his or her understanding of God.

My job as the Chief Religious Officer of Religion-Outside-The-Box is to encourage you to interpret religious laws in a way that makes sense to you. Especially the ones between you and your conceptualization of the divine.

We’re talking about you and what you do with regard to your spiritual-religious life.

So, to quote the Psalms, “Sing God a new song.”

Take your spiritual-religious life into your own hands.

  • Take time to “not do” that makes sense to you.
  • Worship as your soul moves you to worship.
  • Eat foods (and refrain from eating foods) that will help you to elevate your consciousness.
What you do in your spiritual-religious life is between you and (the) God (of your understanding).

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

With love,



Rabbi Brian

A web version of this article is available here.
This article was also posted at Street Prophets where it received a few comments.

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