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Discussion in 'Are you new to ReligiousForums.com?' started by Kartari, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Kartari

    Kartari Active Member

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    Hi there.

    Kartari isn't my real name, but it represents the standard I aspire to emulate. Within the Tibetan traditions of Buddhism, this vajra-handled curved blade is said to be composed of the strongest substance known to exist. It is symbolic of deeply cutting through all falsehoods, down to the core of the truth. This blade of ultimate power is also simultaneously associated with the strongest power of all: compassion, for all sentient beings.

    I'm a jack of several trades, one of which is the pursuit of my Ph.D. in the history of Buddhism. Naturally, you will find me posting about my favorite religion in the world. But as an American with a strong skeptical leaning and a vested interest in understanding and combating religiously-inspired political and social injustices, I've also long enjoyed discussing and debating Western religious and political topics online since the late 1990's. With my usual site closing down soon, I thought I'd check out this neat looking place in search of more intelligent minds to banter with. And it looks like a few of my fellow (soon to be ex-)BNet posters have preceded me here already. :)

    Well, that's enough pretentious self-talk for one lifetime. I'm looking forward to future discussions with you. :)

    Peace.
     
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  2. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Welcome to RF
     
  3. Sees

    Sees Dragonslayer

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    Welcome :)
     
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  4. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to RF Kartari! :)
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Rival's Creepy Uncle
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    Greetings!
    "Revoltingest" isn't my real name either, but I aspire to it.

    Now, let's all enjoy some....
    [​IMG]

    Note:
    No rabbits were killed in making this feast.
     
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  6. StarryNightshade

    StarryNightshade Folk Catholic
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    Hello and welcome. :)
     
  7. Kartari

    Kartari Active Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. :)
     
  8. Smart_Guy

    Smart_Guy ...
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    Welcome aboard :D

    Just to let you know, Smart Guy is not my real name.
     
  9. columbus

    columbus yawn <ignore> yawn

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    Hi Kartari.
    Glad you joined us.
    I'm not really "The Columbus" either. I liked the image of an intrepid explorer, with an aftertaste of political incorrectness:)
    Tom
     
  10. DawudTalut

    DawudTalut Peace be upon you.

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  11. Kartari

    Kartari Active Member

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    Haha. I might be too new to these boards to say this, so please take this in friendliness... while Smart Guy might not be your name, there do seem to be a few here I'd call Smart A__. :D ;)

    Thanks for the further welcoming and, Dawud, thanks for that link. I'd heard about Jesus visiting India before, and that site looks like a more serious take on the idea.
     
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  12. JaiKaliMaa

    JaiKaliMaa Maha Kali Devotee

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    Well hello there my fellow Dharmic brother! I'm quite new as well, but this website is filled with a great community. You'll fit in fine.
     
  13. Kartari

    Kartari Active Member

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    Thanks Jai. :)
     
  14. Knight of Albion

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    A very warm welcome to the forum, dear Kartari
     
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