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by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 636

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: 17
Views: 150

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: 17
Views: 150

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: 17
Views: 150

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: 5
Views: 71

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: 17
Views: 150

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: 62
Views: 636

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: 277

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: 17
Views: 150

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: 17
Views: 150

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: 118

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...
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 636

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

I see lots of political-contentious topics being created by a user by the name of L.N. :tongue: False. I have created topics regarding Right Speech in the Sila section. Saying it is "false" doesn't make it false. You have created numerous meta-discussions, contentious topics, political topics. You ...
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 636

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

Here's another poll here at DW:

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=25405

87% identifying as Libertarian-Left (as in left-wing on the economic scale)
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 636

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

Just a little over a year ago a poll was made for DW members' choices for POTUS. That thread was closed just a little over 6 months ago. (So it's a fairly recent thread and poll.) 47% chose Hillary Clinton 17% chose Jill Stein So that's 64% of DW members choosing a left wing or left of center candid...
by DNS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 636

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

Has anyone else noticed a recurring undercurrent of far-right sentiments and views cropping up in discussions here on DW, even in discussions which are not political in nature, such as Dhamma discussion regarding Right Speech? I see lots of political-contentious topics being created by a user by th...
by DNS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 490

Re: How much happy are you?

Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue: Yes, if they sell this: :tongue: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71w5EHoj2cL._SL1000_.jpg edit: I just looked it up and they do sell happiness: https://img.tesco.com/Groceries/pi/805/5053947691805/IDShot_540x540.jpg https:...
by DNS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Hello there

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

SarathW wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:23 am
Very informative discussion.
I think you posted the wrong video? The video in the OP is a waterfront home for sale in Queensland. Did you buy the home?
by DNS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3186

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Doodoot is in full propogandic drag. Spreading laughable rumors and ridiculous conclusions. Really people, beware of this drivel he is dishing out. IS apologized to Israel?.....showing that IS has a good side?...that IS has regret???? Israel let's IS live on their borders show that judaism is more ...
by DNS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is Metteyya's Name, Right Now
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: What is Metteyya's Name, Right Now

bhavanirodha wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Dear Friends in Dhamma,
(further research indicates that it is actually 969 Bodhisatta Ave, Tusita, Samsara. Jk, LOL)
You definitely got the wrong address. :tongue:

969 is associated with:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/969_Movement