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Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by ronki23, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. ajay0

    ajay0 Well-Known Member

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    My point exactly.
     
  2. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    I don't know if it is your point. Because this is what syncretism does, it cuts to pieces various traditions and tries to put them together. That is not spirituality, that's Frankenstein's Monster.
     
  3. ajay0

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    Why are you so insistent on focusing on the external alone, and not on the internal !

    It is too much focus on the external that leads to Frankensteins Monster and the like.

    Just saying...
     
  4. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    Because cultural appropriation is theft. It's taking something that doesn't belong to you and misusing it. You cannot steal the myths of another culture and shoehorn them into your worldview.
     
  5. danieldemol

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    You mean the way Christians stole Jewish myths or the way the Jews stole the flood myth etc?
     
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  6. Samana Johann

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    Good if updated:

    The Buddha taught that love, dear, is the cause of suffering, but the gamblers, and those believing them more, without own investigations, haven't be much satisfied by that. Just that no ine whould confuse the teacher with blind wandering around ones.

    Having applied himself to
    what was not his own task,
    and not having applied himself
    to what was,
    having disregarded the goal to grasp
    at what he held dear,
    he now envies those who kept after themselves,
    took themselves to task.
     
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    Householder Ronki: Buddha (Gotama is the one whos tracks you may be gifted to have come into touch)
     
  8. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg Ocean Immersion
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    I am but a moth, smitten by the flame.
    If I dive in, can I be put to blame?

    Regards Tony
     
  9. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    And they way Baha'is stole from just about everybody else too. I am not beholden to Christian and Jewish myths so you are barking up the wrong tree here. I was going to make a thread about how the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist and other religions rely on cultural appropriation and stolen identities. Just about all are guilty. But because all are guilty doesn't make it right. Culture and tradition can be rooted in other things and it is learning to appreciate differences not assimilating them that leads to peaceful co-existence
     
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    Culture evolves and appropriation happens because no culture evolved in a vacuum.
    To say that we should start from scratch with our cultural stories is just to insist that the wheel need be reinvented for the cog or the bike to evolve
     
  11. The Reverend Bob

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    Are you familiar with the term "weeaboo"?
     
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    No
     
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    If even told and knowing...
     
  14. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    "Love’s a stranger to earth and heaven too;
    In him are lunacies seventy-and-two."

    Regards Tony
     
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    *brsssss...*
     
  16. ajay0

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    Religion and spirituality is for developing higher states of consciousness in man characterized by love, compassion, mindfulness, adherence to value systems. All religions adhere to this principle though some maybe misused by foolish fundamentalists to create divisions ,disharmony and superstitions.

    It is the same as a knife used by a surgeon to save lives or by a murderer to kill. In the former a higher state of consciousness abides while a lower state of consciousness abides in the latter.

    Buddha will only be happy if a muslim attains a higher state of consciousness through practice of vipassana, mindfulness. Similarly Guru Nanak will be pleased if a Buddhist or Jew attains a higher state of consciousness through selfless service in the Langar. Muhammad will be pleased if a Christian or Hindu attains a higher state of consciousness by practice of equality and universal brotherhood in their daily lives.

    The goal of these masters is not to create museums with fossils of their scriptures strictly guarded, but to infuse spiritual vitality in the living human being, where-ever he or she may be.
     
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    @The Reverend Bob ,

    This thread speaks to me (shout out to @Samantha Rinne) because I too find inspriation from many different sources. I can't help it. It's in my nature; it's how my brain works. I am highly syncretic.

    Do you have any advice for someone like me to avoid cultural piracy and the pitfalls of syncretism?
     
  18. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Look to the ones that are not tied to the culture and can adapt to different cultures, like Buddhism does.
     
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  19. The Reverend Bob

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    I don't think my path, the path of an iconoclast is for everyone. You could read some Zizek on ideology

     
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