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  1. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Heh, shows you just can't win. If I change the word to "religion", I'll be slated for demeaning advanced philosophical systems into mere idol worship. :)
     
  2. Penguin

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    All the best Dude.
     
  3. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    It's not about winning or losing, Brian. I think Vaj's post unfortunatetly makes concrete my wondering about people not becoming members because of the set up of the front page. I think that is to the detriment of this forum overall.

    I do think that we are talking about what are often world beliefs / practices, so to use geographical (and Western-centric) reference points is a rather dated approach.

    However on the main point of "religion" or otherwise, maybe this stems from the fact that in the "West" philosophy has (to a large degree) been separated from religion. By comparison this has not happened in the "Eastern" religions / philosophies. Hence, Buddhism (for example) can quite correctly be termed both a religion and a philosophy (amongst other things). By contrast, Christianity (for example) is most commonly termed (first and foremost) as a religion. This relative schism in the West of religion from philosophy is further implied by the sub-forum called Philosophy. One might expect that this simple title meant "all philosophy", but I get the sense that it is actually intended for "Western philosophy").


    For the record, my knickers are not in a twist and please don't call me a moron as you might get an infraction. :)

    s.
     
  4. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste all,

    with regards to the subject under discussion, it would be off putting but i would hope that as the moderator for said forum when i explain the reasoning behind the decision for it's name that would help determine that nothing untowards is meant.

    it is the case, however, that some beings perceive slight were none is intended.

    perhaps the solution is a straightforward as using both names... something like Eastern Religions and Philosophies or the like.

    as somewhat of an aside, one of the people that neglected to join was convinced that I,Brian was a Muslim and that is why Sanatana Dharma was not called a religion. sometimes there is no discussion to be had on such matters.

    metta,

    ~v
     
  5. Nick_A

    Nick_A Interfaith Forums

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    In this day and age I question whether the word "religion" is respectful. Out of curiousity though and if you are still lurking, would the term "Eastern Religious Traditions" make a difference? Wiki divides East and West as follows:

    Comparing Eastern and Western religious traditions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Would "Eastern and Western Religious Traditions" appear as neutral and without insult?
     
  6. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Lol!! How ironic that so often I'm claimed to follow any specific religion.

    Usually it's the non-Christians claiming I'm Christian because I don't try to crush them. :)

    Anyway, I'll change the section title to "Eastern Religions and Philosophies" as suggested.

    Bets are on as to how long it takes before someone complains about that. ;)
     
  7. Snoopy

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    Gassho, Brian; as they say round this neck o' the woods.

    s.

    :)
     
  8. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste Brian,

    thank you for the post.

    i'll take the under on 5 days ;)

    metta,

    ~v
     
  9. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    Tribalism abounds. Call it what it is. *shakes head*
     
  10. Nick_A

    Nick_A Interfaith Forums

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    The implication though is that Christianity lacks philosophy if "Abrahamic Religions" remains as is. It doesn't matter to me since few have my interests but out of curiousity would you consider the following book a religious, or philosophical book? If philosophical, Where then are the philosophical trancendent heights of Christianity discussed if people were open to discussing them? As of now, Christianity is considered an "alternative" to the dominant Christendom which is like saying a diamond ring is considered an alternative to a glass ring. Not too appealing. :)

    E. Jane Doering (ed.), Eric O. Springsted (ed.) - The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil - Reviewed by Jeffrey Bloechl, College of the Holy Cross - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame
     
  11. Dream

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    I'd say this message board is fairly demanding. Like, if I decided pink bunnies owned Pluto, I would be immediately challenged on it. Observe:

    Pink bunnies own Pluto, and that's a fact.
     
  12. lunamoth

    lunamoth Episcopalian

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    Everyone knows that Pluto bunnies are green. Jupiter bunnies are pink.
     
  13. Nick_A

    Nick_A Interfaith Forums

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    I just spoke with Pluto on this and he just rolled his eyes and said "me, owned by pink bunnies???". He said like any self respecting male dog he enjoys chasing pussies. (cats) Where he lives there is a distinct shortage of pink bunnies but he says if you will import them, he will chase them as an occasional altenative to his favorite pastime.
     
  14. Snoopy

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    I'd like to complain about the set up of the front page.

    s.
     
  15. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    I'd like to complain.
     
  16. Dream

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    Lunamoth, your good rep is in the bag. Absolutely, Jupiter bunnies are the pink ones.

    That's right folks. Be nice to 'ol Dream cause he's got clearance for a whole new round o' rep. I,Brian you just be careful, cause I'm pullin rank.
     
  17. Snoopy

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    Could they be asked again, Vaj?

    s.
     
  18. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    Jupiter and Pluto bunnies are not what concerns me. Dust bunnies on the other hand...
     
  19. Nick_A

    Nick_A Interfaith Forums

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    Frankly you can keep your, dust, Jupiter, and Pluto bunnies. Just supply good scotch and enough playboy bunnies so that there is no need for envy and world peace is assured.

    Hmmmm.....Maybe I can talk Obama into putting it into a campaign pledge as an entitlement paid for by the federal govt. I would even vote for him.:)
     
  20. YO-ELEVEN-11

    YO-ELEVEN-11 Watcher

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    ok..
    I will just throw some logs on this fire....

    Why is Abrahamic religion listed 2 on the board. Is it more important than the others and must be seen 1st...

    How come there are no African, Asian, or other types of Avatars??
    Hmmmm...



    lol..

    Just jokin..

    :p
     

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