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The 007 Wonders Of The World (PHOTOS)

The 007 Wonders Of The World (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 14, 2012 at 00:31:51 in Travel

“It's the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, which was built after the Turkish conquest but took inspiration from the Hagia Sophia design.”
Monks as Social Workers: How Buddhism Helps Development

Monks as Social Workers: How Buddhism Helps Development

Commented Jan 31, 2011 at 01:36:53 in Religion

“Yes this was a very nice article, and I was glad to see it.”
2010 Census: Winners And Losers (PHOTOS)

2010 Census: Winners And Losers (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 17:13:10 in Politics

“That takes capital, not a brain.”

freegeg on Dec 21, 2010 at 17:20:25

“yeah I'm sure if we gave all the poor people a million dollars they run out a start millions of businesses. Sure they would.”
What Matters To Millenials: Pew Study

What Matters To Millenials: Pew Study

Commented Dec 14, 2010 at 10:28:02 in College

“Complaining about "kids these days" is as old as civilization itself.”
Massive Waves Rock Cruise Ship In Antarctica (VIDEO)

Massive Waves Rock Cruise Ship In Antarctica (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 17:07:59 in Travel

“Wow, take a look at where New Zealand is on that map they show.”

StephBr on Dec 8, 2010 at 19:18:23

“Unbelievable!
NZ drifted all the way to Africa!
Flying there Friday, hope the pilots are aware of NZ's new location! Maybe i'll do a hop to JoBurg, haven't been there for a long time.

And then you wonder why people in the US are unable to point at anything on a world map...”
14 Stunning Buddhist Temples in Mandalay, Burma (PHOTOS)

14 Stunning Buddhist Temples in Mandalay, Burma (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 10:52:34 in Travel

“There are a lot of amazing things to see in Burma/Myanmar, and I've been thinking about the ethical dilemma over traveling there or not. Thanks for your insights.”
Asia Bibi, Pakistan Blasphemy Case Defendant, Death Sentence Handed Down

Asia Bibi, Pakistan Blasphemy Case Defendant, Death Sentence Handed Down

Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 19:19:23 in World

“I don't have any particular esteem for Jesus, but I do find it reprehensible for a state to impose the death penalty on religious minorities for simply expressing their beliefs, however tactlessly they do so. I was only questioning the other poster's priorities for criticizing the woman who's about to be executed instead of the state that's going to kill her. It sounds like he or she has doesn't defend the Pakistani state either though.”
Asia Bibi, Pakistan Blasphemy Case Defendant, Death Sentence Handed Down

Asia Bibi, Pakistan Blasphemy Case Defendant, Death Sentence Handed Down

Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 16:13:16 in World

“The state is putting her to death for expressing her religious opinions, and you're criticizing HER?”

JL-Sosa on Nov 11, 2010 at 16:35:03

“Yes I am, because she deserves criticism. The fallacy here is that you are equating my criticism of her for support of the state. I don't support it one bit, I think it's barbaric, I think it's insane actually. But yes, she should know better than to say the things she said over there.”
huffingtonpost entry

Princess Mette-Marit Takes New York With Suitcase Full Of Neutrals (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented Oct 29, 2010 at 17:33:53 in Style

“Elin Nordegren is Swedish actually. They're both pretty cool countries though.”
Dozens Killed In Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Dozens Killed In Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 11:02:17 in World

“I'm not the one doing low-grade armchair theology in an attempt to brush aside the suffering of others. Nice try with the ad hominem though.”
Dozens Killed In Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Dozens Killed In Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 10:07:28 in World

“So you're going to brush aside a potential tragedy befalling a bunch of poor farmers because of your broad-brushed characterization of their religious beliefs?”

Schweik on Oct 26, 2010 at 10:44:52

“Sanctimonious unemployed lawyer. Not unusual.”
17 Lost Cities Of The World That You Can Still Visit (PHOTOS)

17 Lost Cities Of The World That You Can Still Visit (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 11, 2010 at 17:26:37 in Travel

“A lot of these places were abandoned or otherwise lost to history for quite some time before being rediscovered more recently. That fits the definition well enough for me...”
Ordination of Bhikkhunis in the Theravada Tradition

Ordination of Bhikkhunis in the Theravada Tradition

Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 20:56:26 in Religion

“Theravada monks (and nuns!) are the laypeople's links to the religion. While making progress to their own enlightenment, they help others learn about the dhamma and practice meditation. They also perform ceremonial functions, such as chanting to bless the occasion when a layperson gets married or moves into a new home (though there are some differences within Theravada - for instance, I've heard that Thai monks will chant at weddings but Burmese monks will not).

Another role the monks have played is exerting political pressure on unjust rulers. Most recently we've seen Burmese monks leading the protests against the junta in the 2007 Saffron Revolution, and there are many other examples in history too.”

Schweik on Oct 26, 2010 at 13:17:50

“In almost every religious tradition some religious bureaucracy tries to impose itself as the middleman ( or woman) between deities and the retail public.

Monk's primary function should be to meditate, pray and collect alms.
The further away from politics and social functions, the better for all involved.”

B Silk on Sep 3, 2010 at 21:37:08

“Thank you for the information. I am learning important things from this discussion.”

Fabini on Sep 3, 2010 at 08:15:44

“My question is, what will American Theravadan monks and nuns do to advance Buddhism? With a bow.”

Max Headroom on Sep 2, 2010 at 22:03:23

“Nice Post F&F”
Ordination of Bhikkhunis in the Theravada Tradition

Ordination of Bhikkhunis in the Theravada Tradition

Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 17:54:23 in Religion

“There actually is a Buddhist temple 3 blocks from ground zero. Just like there has been a mosque 4 blocks away and no one ever seemed to mind it.”
Ordination of Bhikkhunis in the Theravada Tradition

Ordination of Bhikkhunis in the Theravada Tradition

Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 17:50:59 in Religion

“These Bhikkunis are ordaining under the Theravada tradition, which does not include the Lotus Sutra and other later texts that prescribe any path higher than that of the arhat. Your question is analogous to looking at the Abrahamic traditions and asking why Jews don't follow Jesus and the Christian doctrine - in both cases there are religious differences, and the older tradition should be respected as much as the newer one.”

Myoho Mod on Sep 7, 2010 at 14:58:00

“Respect yes, I think their ceremonies are very pretty as well as their temples. But they miss the point of why anyone should under go the journey. "The only thing worst than not starting the journey is only going half way."”
Rare White Elephant PHOTO: Animal Captured In Myanmar

Rare White Elephant PHOTO: Animal Captured In Myanmar

Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 11:44:01 in World

“While I understand and appreciate the sentiment behind not legitimizing the junta's name-change, the name Burma was itself imposed on the country by British imperialists. Myanmar is actually a more accurate name for what the people living there have called their homeland.”
Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jews Rally Against School Integration Ruling (VIDEO)

Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jews Rally Against School Integration Ruling (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 18, 2010 at 10:09:44 in World

“Jesus isn't exactly a touchstone of standards for them - they're Jewish, you know.”
Furkan Dogan, U.S. Citizen, Killed In Israeli Flotilla Raid

Furkan Dogan, U.S. Citizen, Killed In Israeli Flotilla Raid

Commented Jun 4, 2010 at 01:55:14 in World

“What's your argument? That because of a supposed intellectual superiority it's ok that Israel shot up the people in the humanitarian aid ship?”
Is The Foolproof Law Degree Becoming An Endangered Species?

Is The Foolproof Law Degree Becoming An Endangered Species?

Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 02:06:19 in College

“I graduated from UVA Law and passed the bar in 2009 intending to find a job as a public defender, and I've been trying to get hired ever since. Sure there's a lot of injustice around, but there are a lot of unemployed attorneys scrambling for a limited pool of paying positions for public service work.”
Reading the Pictures: <i>Obama the Double Agent?</i>

Reading the Pictures: Obama the Double Agent?

Commented Jan 11, 2010 at 10:36:11 in Media

“That's what I thought this article would be about from the headline...”

Aerows on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:00:42

“Me too. Who cares about phony terr.rism.

I honestly cannot remember being more disillusioned with our government than I am right now. Both parties are identical - I didn't believe it before, but I've become a believer now.”
South To Get More Political Power Through Census

South To Get More Political Power Through Census

Commented Dec 24, 2009 at 18:33:46 in Politics

“As a northerner, I went to Davidson in NC and UVA Law School. At Davidson the majority of the student body came from outside the south, and UVA Law has a pretty big percentage of non-southern students too. Southern schools are often a bit cheaper and have more scholarship opportunities which can draw in people like me from other parts of the country.

As far as literature goes, misery and oppression can spawn great art ;)”

Jqsmeis on Dec 24, 2009 at 22:36:54

“Does that mean comfort and liberty spawn bad art or no art? Hopefully not ;-) Disclosure: I actually live in the North for the present moment, near a spacious art museum which I love, but most of its collection comes from Europe”

dnegri on Dec 24, 2009 at 18:49:24

“I taught for several years at the University of South Carolina. I can safely say that about 75% of my department consisted of Northerners, mostly from New England.”
Switzerland Faces Heavy Criticism Over Minaret Ban

Switzerland Faces Heavy Criticism Over Minaret Ban

Commented Nov 30, 2009 at 13:32:05 in World

“Ah yes, the only way for Switzerland to be a secular state is to interfere with the "exotic" religious practices of non-Christian immigrants... You're trolling, aren't you?”