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Nick Nolte, Peaceful Actor

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When Beliefnet.com was launched in 1999, Mr. Chattering wanted to allow anyone to talk about religion and spiritual development. He figured that if our producers got Hollywood celebrities to delve into these subjects, others would follow. Gossipy Hollywood interviews about flamboyant homes and designer handbags were plentiful in “Vanity Fair” or “People” magazine. Beliefnet set out to be the antidote.

Problem was, nobody knew of our website and snazzy publicists found our inquiries easy to reject.

Well, look at us now. Beliefnet.com has indeed branded a new form: the spiritual celebrity conversation. Here’s a partial index of celebrities we’ve nabbed. As it happens, celebrities like talking to us since we want to know their whole truth. Most women’s magazines, for example, will usually omit the fact that Goldie Hawn has a guru or that Meg Ryan meditates. This is partly because editors can’t alienate their hardcore Christian base that still fears yoga has something to do with devil worship.

Oh, I digress. I just wanted to tell you that our latest celebrity coup is on Beliefnet’s homepage tonight. Actor Nick Nolte, now starring in an adaptation of Dan Millman’s popular alt-spiritual novel, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” speaks to Valerie Reiss about how Eastern philosophies and a meditation practice have helped him through hard times. He too, apparently, has a chattering mind. “If you’re living in the past, you’re dead. If you’re living in the future, you don’t exist. It’s all going to come as this moment, now. The future will come as now,” he says.



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Elle

posted June 6, 2006 at 1:03 am


I would like to thank the GOD’S for sending a special person in my life named Veronica. She is a angel in human form and also gave me the the book a few years ago. Although I have yet to see the movie, I’ve heard nothing but good ratings.>



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Pacific231

posted June 7, 2006 at 3:37 am


As it happens, celebrities like talking to us since we want to know their whole truth. Most women’s magazines, for example, will usually omit the fact that Goldie Hawn has a guru or that Meg Ryan meditates. This is partly because editors can’t alienate their hardcore Christian base that still fears yoga has something to do with devil worship. How sad is that. This reality is jaw-dropping, isn’t it? And the operative word in CM’s above quote is: HARDCORE. And it is an all too appropriate word to describe so much of what passes as Christianity in our troubled country today. Sad reality: Hardcore Christians fear all other world religions. No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)>



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margie lindsey

posted June 11, 2006 at 1:01 am


The biggest thing to do in this human form life is:LOVE ONE ANOTHER ! You don’t have to like every body, We’re all here because of something greater than us, so learn that love is all there is,That includes loving yourself too.>



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