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20 June 2013 23:01
 

why is the Hindu section on this forum so empty? People like to discuss polytheist Norse mythology, Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, and even Egyptian deities. I find it interesting that so many project-reasoners allow this column to lack discussion. Could it be because it is still widely practiced today? Where are all the Hindus? It would be great to hear from more of them on this thread or column.

 
 
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21 June 2013 11:32
 

I am fond of Hinduism, esp. the Bhagavad Gita.  However, it, too, if understood literally, becomes goofy and even worse.  I’m not sure why this religion hasn’t inspired as much wrath in Atheists as the others, but it probably has to do with the fact that its proponents are not as politically and socially active as the Christians, Jews & Muslims.  In fact, I don’t know one Hindu.

 
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21 June 2013 15:27
 
saralynn - 21 June 2013 09:32 AM

I am fond of Hinduism, esp. the Bhagavad Gita.  However, it, too, if understood literally, becomes goofy and even worse.  I’m not sure why this religion hasn’t inspired as much wrath in Atheists as the others, but it probably has to do with the fact that its proponents are not as politically and socially active as the Christians, Jews & Muslims.  In fact, I don’t know one Hindu.

 

A good friend was a Hindu.  He always said it was the best religion because if he became disenchanted with one god he could just start worshiping another.  Perhaps that’s a good suggestion for you saralynn, rather than a fence to sit on, how about a Hindu pub crawl.

 
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21 June 2013 16:29
 

Because the word got out that the origin of ‘Aryan’ is from the Sanskrit.

 
 
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21 June 2013 16:37
 
burt - 21 June 2013 01:27 PM
saralynn - 21 June 2013 09:32 AM

I am fond of Hinduism, esp. the Bhagavad Gita.  However, it, too, if understood literally, becomes goofy and even worse.  I’m not sure why this religion hasn’t inspired as much wrath in Atheists as the others, but it probably has to do with the fact that its proponents are not as politically and socially active as the Christians, Jews & Muslims.  In fact, I don’t know one Hindu.

 

A good friend was a Hindu.  He always said it was the best religion because if he became disenchanted with one god he could just start worshiping another.  Perhaps that’s a good suggestion for you saralynn, rather than a fence to sit on, how about a Hindu pub crawl.

No way.  Those Hindu Gods all seem to be blue or multi-armed or have some other creepy physical quality.  Jesus is my man.  The Aryan Jesus, of course, preferably with blue sorrowful eyes, long clean hair, and a swimmer’s body…thin, but strong from all that carpentry.

 
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saralynn - 21 June 2013 02:37 PM

No way.  Those Hindu Gods all seem to be blue or multi-armed or have some other creepy physical quality.

The blue paint is quite interesting, certainly there must be a meaning behind it. Why do they revere blue in such a manner? Could it be because the dyes are readily available? Their sacred Ganges river is not what I would call “blue” so it must pertain to something else.

 
 
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saralynn - 21 June 2013 09:32 AM

I am fond of Hinduism, esp. the Bhagavad Gita.  However, it, too, if understood literally, becomes goofy and even worse.  I’m not sure why this religion hasn’t inspired as much wrath in Atheists as the others, but it probably has to do with the fact that its proponents are not as politically and socially active as the Christians, Jews & Muslims.  In fact, I don’t know one Hindu.

Because they keep their goofy religion to themselves.

 
 
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23 June 2013 09:58
 

Yup, it’s that simple. Generally, Hinduism does not proselytise.

Mind you, they do get pissed when Muslims try to muscle in on their territory.  But that’s understandable.

 
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23 June 2013 16:08
 
arbiter - 20 June 2013 09:01 PM

why is the Hindu section on this forum so empty? People like to discuss polytheist Norse mythology, Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, and even Egyptian deities. I find it interesting that so many project-reasoners allow this column to lack discussion. Could it be because it is still widely practiced today? Where are all the Hindus? It would be great to hear from more of them on this thread or column.

We have no control over who posts here re religious identity.  Or any other identity for that matter.

 
 
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27 June 2013 16:44
 

because nobody on Project Reason believes he/she used to be a Brahma Bull?

Just another guess.

 
 
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19 February 2015 12:55
 

Recently, I was joking around with one of my India colleagues about listening to my conscience and beginning a new journey. I was going to stop being a software developer, and I told her that I was going to visit the Noetic Science campus.  She had never heard of Noetic Science, so I gave her the web address: http://noetic.org/ and we glanced at the site together.

She clicked on the video and begin to watch it with me:  http://noetic.org/about/overview/

When the video reached the 27 second mark, she instantly closed the browser and said I can’t watch this.  She heard one word and got scared.  “Spirituality” 

Why?!  It appears that her religion has a tight grip on her.  She is afraid to do certain things…..think certain things….or even be open to other views from different people.

In my opinion, this is sad.

 
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joshyates1980 - 19 February 2015 11:55 AM

Recently, I was joking around with one of my India colleagues about listening to my conscience and beginning a new journey. I was going to stop being a software developer, and I told her that I was going to visit the Noetic Science campus.  She had never heard of Noetic Science, so I gave her the web address: http://noetic.org/ and we glanced at the site together.

She clicked on the video and begin to watch it with me:  http://noetic.org/about/overview/

When the video reached the 27 second mark, she instantly closed the browser and said I can’t watch this.  She heard one word and got scared.  “Spirituality” 

Why?!  It appears that her religion has a tight grip on her.  She is afraid to do certain things…..think certain things….or even be open to other views from different people.

In my opinion, this is sad.

Are you it wasn’t because Noetic Science is as big a pile of shit as religion?

 
 
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19 February 2015 13:56
 
GAD - 19 February 2015 12:42 PM
joshyates1980 - 19 February 2015 11:55 AM

Recently, I was joking around with one of my India colleagues about listening to my conscience and beginning a new journey. I was going to stop being a software developer, and I told her that I was going to visit the Noetic Science campus.  She had never heard of Noetic Science, so I gave her the web address: http://noetic.org/ and we glanced at the site together.

She clicked on the video and begin to watch it with me:  http://noetic.org/about/overview/

When the video reached the 27 second mark, she instantly closed the browser and said I can’t watch this.  She heard one word and got scared.  “Spirituality” 

Why?!  It appears that her religion has a tight grip on her.  She is afraid to do certain things…..think certain things….or even be open to other views from different people.

In my opinion, this is sad.

Are you it wasn’t because Noetic Science is as big a pile of shit as religion?

 

Did you catch the first sentence…...I said, “joking around”.  My point is her religion will not give her a chance to understand what Noetic Science is.

 
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joshyates1980 - 19 February 2015 12:56 PM
GAD - 19 February 2015 12:42 PM
joshyates1980 - 19 February 2015 11:55 AM

Recently, I was joking around with one of my India colleagues about listening to my conscience and beginning a new journey. I was going to stop being a software developer, and I told her that I was going to visit the Noetic Science campus.  She had never heard of Noetic Science, so I gave her the web address: http://noetic.org/ and we glanced at the site together.

She clicked on the video and begin to watch it with me:  http://noetic.org/about/overview/

When the video reached the 27 second mark, she instantly closed the browser and said I can’t watch this.  She heard one word and got scared.  “Spirituality” 

Why?!  It appears that her religion has a tight grip on her.  She is afraid to do certain things…..think certain things….or even be open to other views from different people.

In my opinion, this is sad.

Are you it wasn’t because Noetic Science is as big a pile of shit as religion?

 

Did you catch the first sentence…...I said, “joking around”.  My point is her religion will not give her a chance to understand what Noetic Science is.

LOL OK you got me on that one.

 
 
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GAD - 19 February 2015 01:03 PM
joshyates1980 - 19 February 2015 12:56 PM
GAD - 19 February 2015 12:42 PM
joshyates1980 - 19 February 2015 11:55 AM

Recently, I was joking around with one of my India colleagues about listening to my conscience and beginning a new journey. I was going to stop being a software developer, and I told her that I was going to visit the Noetic Science campus.  She had never heard of Noetic Science, so I gave her the web address: http://noetic.org/ and we glanced at the site together.

She clicked on the video and begin to watch it with me:  http://noetic.org/about/overview/

When the video reached the 27 second mark, she instantly closed the browser and said I can’t watch this.  She heard one word and got scared.  “Spirituality” 

Why?!  It appears that her religion has a tight grip on her.  She is afraid to do certain things…..think certain things….or even be open to other views from different people.

In my opinion, this is sad.

Are you it wasn’t because Noetic Science is as big a pile of shit as religion?

 

Did you catch the first sentence…...I said, “joking around”.  My point is her religion will not give her a chance to understand what Noetic Science is.

LOL OK you got me on that one.

Besides which, more confusion appeared befor me with the typo or missing word after “you” and before “it” - it is true however, that this a personal problem of mine, and i shouda coulda wouda kept it to myself, but i felt among friends, and right up to when they tell me to please shut the fuck up, i keep talkin. (just sayin) hi GAD
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02 November 2016 03:59
 

I like the dance of nataraj image. Dance of shive. Its an icon depicting the virtuousness beingits own reward basically, and demonaic characters being cruchesd by the dancing shiva.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Shiva_as_the_Lord_of_Dance_LACMA_edit.jpg

The humn “lord of the dance” was partly based in shivism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Dance_(hymn)

 
 
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