Klipsun, January 1997
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Vol. 27, Issue 2
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Managing Editor: Jennifer Hayes; Story Editors: Brian Olson, Josie Stroud; Layout coordinator: Wendy Gross; Illustrator: Angela Santos; Business Manager: Teari Brown; Writers: Courtney Bertsch, Christopher Butterfield, Jill Carnell, Erica Christensen, Justin Coyne, Lisa Diaz, Naomi Dillon, Joanne Fry, Quincy Hanson, Jacob Henifin, Daniel Hiestand, Erin North, Stephanie Moore, Annie Pierce, Kevin Rus, Amy Scribner, Linnea Shapiro, Sathya Sieu, Amy Stering, Martina Willems-Pfarr, Shane Wolters, Bryan Woodward
The golden Buddha on the cover of your copy of Klipsun does not necessarily appear courtesy of divine intervention.
If God appeared in the Klipsun office while we were trying to select stories for an issue, we'd probably tell him (or her) to leave the box of pizza and keep the change. Fortunately we have some people on staff who are more conscientious about the concept.
Leaders of various religions shared their views on the Divinity with Martina and Quincy, authors of our story about god. The descriptions these people gave were similar in a few ways, but more importantly, they out lined a personal relationship each of them shares with his or her god ... or God, or goddess, or gods or whatever. Anyway, you may read the line about this story in the contents page and think it's about how some religion is going to save you or how you can open yourself to the world s various religions and make yourself a better person ... not so, not us, not here.
The story is about god, not a religion. A religion is a set of rituals assigned to one set of beliefs. God is your personal explanation of the world surrounding you and your place in it. By this rationale, your god isn't exactly like anyone else's, and you learn more about the concept of god when you compare definitions.
A college campus is a marketplace of ideas that fosters this kind of exchange, rather than suppressing your views. You can suggest that god is in the trees, or god is nothing, or god is a state of being ... or God, or goddess, or gods, or whatever.
Because your view of god is unique, and so is the intellectual environment you're in, we feel it is important to exchange descriptions of god like people have done in this issue of Klipsun.
Enjoy your stroll on the path to enlightenment. And thank you for reading.
Dale, Carolyn. 1950-
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