Darrel Ray's Blog Posts Tagged 'Buddhism' (2)

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

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

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