All Blog Posts Tagged 'Buddhism' (11)

Buddhism created Christianity!

It appears highly probable that the teachings of Buddha, in the form of Greco-Buddhism which was picked up and spread by Hellenistic groups associated with Alexander The Great around 300BC assisted in spreading many of the Buddhist philosophies throughout the Hellenistic world of which the so called birthplace of Jesus Christ was included.  So it was extremely probable that Jesus (if he existed) had knowledge of such Buddhist philosophies.  Something Christians had wrongly denied by…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on November 28, 2013 at 2:00am — 23 Comments

Some of the commenters to this blog have asked, "How is jealousy related to religion?" I can't totally answer this question in a short blog entry, but the connection is deep and strong. Jealousy is t…

Some of the commenters to this blog have asked, "How is jealousy related to religion?" I can't totally answer this question in a short blog entry, but the connection is deep and strong. Jealousy is taught and encouraged by all the patriarchal religions. Whether Hindu or Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Mormon, all claim the woman is subordinate to the man and that the man is responsible for mate guarding his female(s). It is fundamentally based on the notion of ownership and possession. The…

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Added by Darrel Ray on August 2, 2012 at 2:36pm — 4 Comments

Religious Conversion: Who Goes Where? And Why?

Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”

Ambrose Bierce

It would be great to have reliable numbers on religious migration: how many people change religions each year, how many become new adherents, how many drift away, never to return?

Increasing the ranks

Different religions have different ways of increasing their ranks: birth rate (e.g., all…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 5, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Secular Wisdom for Humanists

Introduction

If secular humanists don’t look to God, the Bible or the Quran for their wisdom, where do they get it?  From other human beings, of course.  It turns out that people have been thinking and writing for a very long time about how to live a good life.

I’ve noticed that many of the same ideas keep showing up, across geography, history and culture.

The following collection provides practical advice about how to think, behave, and regard others,…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 348: 0 of 1000 people found these reviews helpful

This week I present Robo-Readings from the blog leasthelpful.com . Who are the least helpful reviewers on Amazon? Fretful mothers, English students or Christians? You Decide.

Playlist

1-Hagwarts

Alleee 1

Hotel California-Mariachi Version

John North Wright * I'm On medication

2-Bad spoons

Kanui and Lula * Tomi Tomi

O Dobbstown, Brave Dobbstown

3-Pregnant…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 22, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

The First Secular Leader

King Ashoka, king of India around the 3rd Century BCE left am amazing legacy as the first proto secular leader. He ruled about 80% of present day India/Pakistan Read his edicts and compare them to anything in the Bible or Koran.  He certainly understood pluralism and religious tolerance far more than Christians or Muslims today.  King Ashoka of India

Added by Darrel Ray on June 18, 2011 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

MY TEAM COMES TO PLAY part thirty-six



Of course I would insist that any course on world religion or religion

in general have a section on atheists. It is clear that the atheist

community has something to say about a great many number of subjects.

Everything from climate change to fair…

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Added by Thomas True on November 10, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments

The Hijacking of Atheism in Australia

Introduction



The Atheist Foundation of Australia has taken it upon themselves to redefine the meaning of atheism thereby hijacking the atheist agenda in Australia in order to exclude those that don't fit their "unique" criteria. One of those groups that are excluded by the AFA is Buddhists. As a Buddhist I must respond to this distortion of atheism for their own agenda and show that the AFA is not in fact an atheist… Continue

Added by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on October 24, 2010 at 12:43am — 34 Comments

Naturalism, another philosophy to consider

Are you a Naturalist? If you believe that existence encompasses everything, that there’s nothing supernatural, that our best knowledge is gleaned from scientific effort, then you very well may be a naturalist! The word derives from ‘nature’ and the definition is simple – “nature is all there is, and all basic truths are truths of nature”.…



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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on July 8, 2010 at 12:59pm — 4 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 201: Carradine





I made a tribute show for David (and John) Carradine, with emphasis on one of my favorite shows of all time, Kung Fu.



Playlist



Kung Fu 1

Alleee 1

Jim Helms * The Search

Sonny Cash * Psychic Cigarette

Kung Fu 2

Jim Helms * Caine's Theme

Alan Scott * Bopping in Flip Flops

Kung Fu 3

Jim Helms * The Ancient Warrior

Bobby Womack * Tried and… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on June 6, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Real

I.

The physical encompasses all, it is existence itself.



It is the beginning and the end.



To speak of before, after or beyond the physical is nonsensical.



The physical has no opposites or complements, it is singular.



It is the source of all things, ever creating new forms.



The physical is ever-changing, ever in motion.



II.

The physical is awe-inspiring and majestic.



It is compelling in its… Continue

Added by Will on September 8, 2008 at 6:28pm — No Comments

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