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Sufism and Humor

This Sunday, 9/25, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Brunner Chapel
The amusing tales about a confounding Sufi philosopher, Mulla Nasrudin, have captivated audiences for centuries. This coming Sunday afternoon is your opportunity to hear how this charming character tends to be illogical yet logical, rational yet irrational, bizarre yet normal, and simple yet profoundly wise. The great allure of the tales is that they are funny as well as educational and thought provoking.  How many of you recall that these tales were favorites of Bob Doss's? Intrigued? Well, come to Brunner Chapel this Sunday to listen to our own wise guru, Parry Norling, relate some Mulla Nasrudin stories and participate in a discussion of Sufism and humor. You'll also enjoy light refreshments, including wine and cheese. Sufism is an ancient Muslim movement whose followers even today seek to find divine truth and love through direct encounters with God. Sufis have traditionally taken vows of poverty and celibacy, and practice strict self-control with the ultimate goal of achieving a mystical union with God. This event is one of several this fall sponsored by First U's Adult Religious Exploration (ARE) team.