A reader has sent in an idea that I think could very well be the perfect solution (or should I say "soul-ution") to the land use crisis we are facing at the moribund One Carter Estates site. With the possibility of high-end housing at this once pristine mountainside locale now about as dead as George W. Bush's presidential legacy, how can we truly move forward with one of Sierra Madre's most treasured locations? This might be the most important decision we will make in 2009. And thanks to the e-mail that I received this morning, that path now seems crystal clear to me. We must build The Glenn Lambdin Center for Spiritual Research. A conceptualization of how The Center would appear was thoughtfully provided as well, and is reproduced above.
As was discussed previously here at The Tattler, our former Mayor has made some of the most important contributions to local spiritual thought in the history of this small foothill city. And wouldn't we be remiss if we didn't celebrate with a center designed not only to keep this singular achievement first and foremost in the minds of our citizens, but to also explore and further this legacy as well?
The kinds of important issues that could be discussed at The Center:
- "The same pool of religious thought that brought the world Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is the same pool of religious thought that, in practice, has forced humanity to suffer millenniums of unthinkable atrocities of hate, murder, torture, bigotry, and worse." (Glenn Lambdin - "Losing My Religion: Part 1," P - 5, lines 4.5 through 8.)
- "Simply put, donkeys can't talk!" (Glenn Lambdin - "Losing My Religion: Part 2," P - 4, line 6.)
- "A few years ago, I heard a comedian, John Fernandez, at the Ice House in Pasadena. During his routine he threw out a statement. 'If there is a God, then God is God.'" (Glenn Lambdin - "Losing My Religion: Conclusion," P - 4, lines 1 through 3.)
Join us in this important work. When a volunteer for The Glenn Lambdin Center for Spiritual Research shows up at your door, please sign the petition. And give generously as well. After all, the future is coming. And we will all be there together.