Friday, October 01, 2010

On It's Sad That a "Big Dorky Guy" Has Ended Up the Faith's Celebrity Hero By Default: Rainn says he's not worthy

He says he's "not worthy."  We have a humble spokeman for the Faith. -gw
As for my belated Fun Friday: Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on NBC's "The Office," spoke via Skype about his Baha'i faith and SoulPancake website and upcoming book on spirituality and creativity. ...
  • Wilson was raised Baha'i by "bohemian" parents, drifted away, then came back to it as an adult. He hosted a weekly Belief Night (prayers, poetry readings) at his home for years after the 9/11 attacks, but now just hosts a Soul Saturday about once a month.
  • It's wrong to see Baha'i faith as just a combination of other religions (though adherents do read from other holy books and revere Jesus Christ and Abrahamic faith prophets), or some kind of offshoot of Islam: Bahai's follow Bahá'u'lláh's teachings.
  • He has declined offers to be more of a Baha'i spokesman, because he feels unqualified (and also thinks it's "sad" ), but feels comfortable discussing his own experiences.

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