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This Is The Most Spiritual Place In Your Home State

This Is The Most Spiritual Place In Your Home State

Commented May 29, 2014 at 22:47:39 in Religion

“How spiritual it is depends on the number of mosquitoes.”
This Is The Most Spiritual Place In Your Home State

This Is The Most Spiritual Place In Your Home State

Commented May 29, 2014 at 22:45:09 in Religion

“How does one determine how spiritual a place is?”

AH1125 on May 31, 2014 at 02:06:41

“Does it move you in an emotional way? If yes, then I would say that is some thing personally spiritual to you.”
Americans Would Rather Vote For A Philandering, Pot-Smoking President Than An Atheist One

Americans Would Rather Vote For A Philandering, Pot-Smoking President Than An Atheist One

Commented May 19, 2014 at 23:47:10 in Politics

“I'd argue the opposite is true.”
'Simple Pickup' Films Women On Sex Toy For Female Circumcision Awareness, Undermines Issue

'Simple Pickup' Films Women On Sex Toy For Female Circumcision Awareness, Undermines Issue

Commented May 10, 2014 at 07:12:45 in Impact

“Spoken like a true feminist.”

lilrockdiva on May 10, 2014 at 07:48:14

“Some men are stupid; thank you for your demonstration.”
'Simple Pickup' Films Women On Sex Toy For Female Circumcision Awareness, Undermines Issue

'Simple Pickup' Films Women On Sex Toy For Female Circumcision Awareness, Undermines Issue

Commented May 10, 2014 at 07:09:15 in Impact

“So what? They were raising money for a good cause and not hurting anybody. You shouldn't let your principles get in the way of your principles.”
GOP Senators Urge Harry Reid To Bring Up Abortion Bill

GOP Senators Urge Harry Reid To Bring Up Abortion Bill

Commented May 7, 2014 at 21:38:25 in Politics

“Why doesn't the GOP care about the ability of pregnant women to feel pain?”
Hinduism Myths Debunked: 9 Misconceptions About The World's Oldest Living Religion

Hinduism Myths Debunked: 9 Misconceptions About The World's Oldest Living Religion

Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 18:22:18 in Religion

“I can't claim to know beans about Hinduism, but I once asked a Hindu about this, and he told me that there were two schools of thought on this. He said he was a polytheistic Hindu, while others saw the gods as different incarnations of the same god. I'm inclined to take his word for it. Anyway, I thought the CNN piece dealing with this and it's repeated use of "God" seemed kind of Abrahamic.”

Doug Sandlin on Apr 27, 2014 at 21:38:35

“Fair enough.

There are monistic and dualistic philosophical schools within Hinduism ... and the dualistic schools usually have more to do with the idea of a person/soul that is actually separate from the One, whereas the monist Hindus view all as One, and they view delusion / illusion as simply being non-recognition of the oneness.

Many educated Hindus can articulate this with a fair amount of depth -- I'm guessing that many less educated Hindus, like less-educated people in other religions, have a more form-focused idea of God (or gods / goddesses).

A lot of Hindus will say "God", too - because if they would actually use another term (i.e. Brahman, Shiva, etc. -- they're still referring to the One ... and so "God" is probably the clearest term, in terms of communicating actual intent, to Westerners).”
Hinduism Myths Debunked: 9 Misconceptions About The World's Oldest Living Religion

Hinduism Myths Debunked: 9 Misconceptions About The World's Oldest Living Religion

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 19:33:46 in Religion

“Is the idea that Hinduism is montheistic supposed to make it more palatable to Westerners?”

Holofernes on Apr 28, 2014 at 14:57:48

“Nothing in that article was trying to make anything palatable to anyone.”

alieninthecaribbean on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:38:38

“It has nothing to do with being palatable to Westerners. Hinduism does not concern itself with conversion the way Christianity does. You have to go SEEK the religious out yourself. They don't come knocking on your door with pamphlets.”

LiberalLee on Apr 27, 2014 at 18:25:01

“It isn't monotheistic and what makes 'westerners' think they're such sought-after prizes in the first place? Lol”

Doug Sandlin on Apr 27, 2014 at 16:27:57

“Not at all. It's just more accurate than saying it is polytheistic, because Hindus understand the gods and goddesses to be difference facets of the One (not "one God" - One, period) ... and so, the term "monistic" is more accurate than "monotheistic".

Advaita Vedanta, and other non-dual philosophies, which express all this explicitly, are part of traditional Hinduism (aka the Sanatana Dharma). Nothing has been changed or adjusted.”

jtrews on Apr 27, 2014 at 13:29:20

“If it does..........does that threaten your faith?”

ArepoSator on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:26:36

“First of all, it's not that simple (if you read about it, it's not just "monotheistic"). Second, even the Christian church was grappling with the difference when Arianism had a hold (homoosian versus homoiosian). Finally, palatable or not, much of the philosophy behind Hinduism made it possible for them to come up with scientific and mathematical concepts that the Western World finally got ahold of, like a symbol for nothing (i.e., zero).”
'Heaven Is For Real' Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences

'Heaven Is For Real' Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 23:12:14 in Religion

“He's cashing in on this so maybe not.”

Nigel Goodnow on Apr 22, 2014 at 22:09:54

“You may be right; certainly others have gone this route. If you haven't seen the documentary "Marjoe", it's an interesting run down this path. (I think it's at least on Netflix).”
'Heaven Is For Real' Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences

'Heaven Is For Real' Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 23:10:24 in Religion

“In the US alone, about 4 or 5 people die every minute. If Jesus and John the Baptist have to do a meet and greet with all of them they would be very busy.”
Casual Marijuana Use, Brain Abnormalities Linked In New Study Of Young Adults

Casual Marijuana Use, Brain Abnormalities Linked In New Study Of Young Adults

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 21:59:05 in Healthy Living

“This story cites one researcher who said her work shows "similar results". Unless you can produce the study, this statement is of no scientific value. I recently had a conversation with another user who insisted a study of monkeys showed a vaccine-autism link. The referenced study used 9 vaccinated macaques and 2 control monkeys. The results were the 2 unvaccinated monkeys showed a statistically significant, wait for it, smaller amygdala. Single studies are useless excepts as avenues for further studies.”
Casual Marijuana Use, Brain Abnormalities Linked In New Study Of Young Adults

Casual Marijuana Use, Brain Abnormalities Linked In New Study Of Young Adults

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 20:31:09 in Healthy Living

“A single study does not show proof of anything, especially one with such a small sample size and which scanned the brain randomly looking for differences.”
Casual Marijuana Use, Brain Abnormalities Linked In New Study Of Young Adults

Casual Marijuana Use, Brain Abnormalities Linked In New Study Of Young Adults

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 20:19:36 in Healthy Living

“A study of 20 individuals is not "solid science". Show me another study with a larger sample size that reproduces the results and I'll start to take it seriously.”

tissa on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:24:15

It is when it is repeated in multiple centers.
'Heaven Is For Real' Film Makes Afterlife Relatable, Accessible To Audiences: Review

'Heaven Is For Real' Film Makes Afterlife Relatable, Accessible To Audiences: Review

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 06:35:49 in Religion

“Things for which there is good evidence.”

carrythemessage on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:01:14

“Who determines what good evidence is?”
'Heaven Is For Real' Film Makes Afterlife Relatable, Accessible To Audiences: Review

'Heaven Is For Real' Film Makes Afterlife Relatable, Accessible To Audiences: Review

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 21:01:29 in Religion

“There are a lot of documented sightings of Bigfoot and flying saucers, but I don't believe in them either.”

carrythemessage on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:27:18

“What do you believe in?”
'Heaven Is For Real' Film Makes Afterlife Relatable, Accessible To Audiences: Review

'Heaven Is For Real' Film Makes Afterlife Relatable, Accessible To Audiences: Review

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 20:58:51 in Religion

“I'm guessing Colton meeting Jesus riding a rainbow colored horse didn't make it into the film.”

mathewarthur on Apr 18, 2014 at 01:14:13

“Oh boy.”

Nativeskingrl on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:23:26

“Technically, the horse is actually a unicorn.”

DIridescent on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:05:58

“Was that what the boy actually said, according to the book?”

Bellanova on Apr 17, 2014 at 02:35:11

“It was deemed less accessible and not-so-relatable. Especially the rainbow part.”
Sick Woman Falls Victim To Medicaid Coverage Gap, Fears She'll Follow In Charlene Dill's Footsteps

Sick Woman Falls Victim To Medicaid Coverage Gap, Fears She'll Follow In Charlene Dill's Footsteps

Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 08:09:14 in Politics

“That's what happens when you write a health care law that relies on the cooperation of Republican governors for it to work.”
Most Cable News Coverage Of Climate Change Isn't Exactly Accurate: Report

Most Cable News Coverage Of Climate Change Isn't Exactly Accurate: Report

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 22:39:35 in Green

“The facts have a liberal bias.”
It's About Time Someone On TV News Covered Climate Change Like This

It's About Time Someone On TV News Covered Climate Change Like This

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 14:23:45 in Media

“I see no evidence that Patrick Moore has a degree in or has ever worked as a climate scientist.”
Atheist Group's Report Card Flunks Congress, Gives Elizabeth Warren Perfect Score

Atheist Group's Report Card Flunks Congress, Gives Elizabeth Warren Perfect Score

Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 07:23:21 in Politics

“Technically, the group(Secular Coalition or America) is comprised of only the people who are members of that group. The Pew poll you reference underreports atheists because it asks for respondents' religion and atheism is not a religion. Many atheist respondents would answer "none". "None" received an additional 12.1% in the Pew poll. A recent Harris Poll found 12% of Americans do not believe in god.

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/NewsRoom/HarrisPolls/tabid/447/ctl/ReadCustom%20Default/mid/1508/ArticleId/1353/Default.aspx”

The last sane American on Apr 2, 2014 at 08:53:01

“But perhaps do not appeal for the suppression of any expression about God?”
Neil deGrasse Tyson Blasts Creationism In New 'Cosmos' Episode (VIDEO)

Neil deGrasse Tyson Blasts Creationism In New 'Cosmos' Episode (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 1, 2014 at 22:25:50 in Science

“Do you have evidence that nothing ever existed?”
Teen's Science Fair Font Project Could Save Government Millions

Teen's Science Fair Font Project Could Save Government Millions

Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 13:09:58 in Science

“The original is easier to read.”
Hawaii Diocese Implements New Contract: Gay Teachers Can Be Fired

Hawaii Diocese Implements New Contract: Gay Teachers Can Be Fired

Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 15:29:03 in Religion

“If Pope Francis was the man people say he is, he would put a stop to this.”

Todd Englander on Mar 28, 2014 at 21:53:57

“Too busy directing the interior decorating in his new palace.”
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