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by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3756

Re: The case against coffee (important)

Coffee gives me the runs, so I can't drink it anymore. In situations like that I like to ask, "What would Wally do?" dt090409.gif :lol: As we get older, there is a tendency to get constipated. The elderly are five times more likely than younger adults to develop problems related to constipation. ht...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 44
Views: 525

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

DNS: I see there are currently about 89 active topics over the last 7 days. Eleven of these topics are in the News sub-forum, so about 12% of all topics. The vast majority of topics are in the other sub-forums on various Dhamma topics; meditation, jhanas, precepts, etc. What about number of posts, ...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 44
Views: 525

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

I see there are currently about 89 active topics over the last 7 days. Eleven of these topics are in the News sub-forum, so about 12% of all topics. The vast majority of topics are in the other sub-forums on various Dhamma topics; meditation, jhanas, precepts, etc. I still see no reason why those wh...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1879

Re: Political Compass

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:01 pm
I am also a 'wog'.
Is that Australian slang for person of color? If you don't mind me asking, what is your ethnic background?
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

Oh, okay, it could be the assigning the neutral value to some of the questions. I'll have to tweak some of my answers so I can 'score' as high as you did on the Dharmic traditions; so I can be a better Dharma Paths administrator :D

:yingyang:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 904

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

I moved the political compass posts and posts relating to where the Dhamma fits in politics to the political compass thread here:
viewtopic.php?f=54&t=25405

For behavioral analysis and meta-discussion, continue here, if you must. :tongue:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1879

Re: Political Compass

Expressed more briefly, I suppose Western politics historically was primarily about economics or how to allocate wealth (where most people generally held the same sexual values). But, more recently, sexual morality appears to have become an aspect of politics. Thus, it terms of economics, I lean to...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1879

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

To conclude, as an Australian, my political compass is generally not the political compass Judaic intellectuals & mass media have largely created for the American public. As Australians, our political compass is not dominated by Jewish narratives. Okay, now that you explain in greater detail your p...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

binocular wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm
DNS wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:39 pm
I like your results. How did you get those results? I like how they're all Dharma Paths. I run the forum Dharma Paths but your results are better suited than mine to run Dharma Paths.
Did you see how many 0% I have?
So you made up your results? :tongue:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1879

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

limited role for government - probably not buddhist; while buddhism would not support big govt, it does support govt rather than law of the jungle limited social programs - yes & no buddhist; buddhism supports self-reliance but also a charity safety net promoting traditional social values - very bu...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

Dhammanando wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Jainism (99%)
:thumbsup: Cool, further evidence for my theory that Jainism is the closest religion to Theravada. Sometimes I think Theravada has more in common with Jainism than it does with Mahayana.

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Buddhism_and_Jainism
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Orthodox Judaism 53%
Theravada Buddhism 49%
You scored higher on Orthodox Judaism than Theravada? :jedi: :guns: What are you doing here?

Just kidding :tongue:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

Your top result is Hinduism SelectSmart.com Your Complete Results: 1. Hinduism (100%) 2. Jainism (100%) 3. Mahayana Buddhism (100%) 4. Sikhism (100%) 5. Taoism (100%) 6. Theravada Buddhism (100%) Ha ha. I wonder what their methodology is. I like your results. How did you get those results? I like h...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 44
Views: 525

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

The vast majority of topics here, including recent topics are Buddhist, it is just that the contentious, behavioral analysis ones, meta-discussion ones have the most conflict and most views, so appear to be currently dominating the forum, when actually the majority are still Buddhist focused. https:...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

I removed some of the priority markers and left them all at medium and then I think I also missed the last question, thinking it was about worship of nature, but see that it includes reverence for nature so I checked agree and then noticed that the Jainism numbers went to the top 5 with Theravada st...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 904

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Perhaps a more "silent majority" around here? I don't know, not necessarily, for example I see members supporting Bernie Sanders (esp during the election year), Jill Stein, that global warming is real, supporting gay marriage, supporting pro-choice for women regarding abortions, speaking out agains...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

I know some people don't like wikipedia, but actually I think it's pretty good, because vandalism and biased reports, conspiracies, etc are removed rather quickly and so it is not perfect, but very objective. From his bio page on wikipedia: By September 16, 1992, Black Wednesday, Soros's fund had so...
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Religion quiz

I always felt Jainism is very close to Buddhism, especially Theravada. I was surprised my results weren’t that high for Jainism. Maybe there should have been a question about vegetarian diet. :tongue:
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Religion quiz

I saw this over at SuttaCentral. It looks pretty good, short quiz identifying which religions match your preferences, similar to the one belief net had in the past: http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION/ My results: Your Complete Results: 1. Theravada Buddhism (100%) More Info 2. Unitarian Universalis...
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lead us not into temptation -- not anymore?
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Lead us not into temptation -- not anymore?

Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer He has already angered Catholic traditionalists by reconsidering the prohibition on granting communion to the divorced and remarried, and by taking on issues like climate change and economic inequality, as well as with famously freewheeli...