Friday, April 19, 2013
Now I’ve changed my thinking. In fact, I’ve done a complete 180.
I owe much of my change of heart to Wikipedia. To define the term “religion”, the site used the following words and phrases: Worship. Prayer. Universal belief systems. Claims of spiritual transcendence. Specific narratives, symbols, traditions, and sacred histories. Something that gives meaning to life and drives behavior. Rituals, feasts, funerary services, music, and art. Mantras. Purposeful choices to live lives of poverty to be closer to it. Pilgrimages.
And then the lightning bolt struck me: Surfing is more religious than religion is.
So given this divine revelation, let’s take it another step. Let’s claim it. Let’s give this religion of surfing a name. I don’t know, something appropriate, maybe slightly irreverent or fun…like how about The Church of Yew? And then maybe we could have cool sayings like Yew Dukefari, in acknowledgement of our patron saint of Aloha.
I’m totally serious. In fact, I’m actually starting to feel a bit rapturous just thinking about all this. Well, that and the potential tax-exempt status.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tonight, I used the good ol' Leonedin.com networking app - like LinkedIn but with a 1000000x times (at least) higher quality control & a raging filter that is par non.
Had a great meal with Oliver in London who, as you can see, sports a worthy fro.
A brother from another British mother.
Posted by Chad Nelsen at 4:52 PM