Eastern Religions (Religion)

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  • The Reality of Islam

    04/28/2019 10:31:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/28/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the political future of Sri Lanka, and how it can confront the threat of Islamic jihad.
  • Only Man Is vile (The Sri Lankan Massacre)

    04/24/2019 10:32:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/24/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the Easter Sunday massacre of Christians in Sri Lanka, and the distorted lens through which the media covers attacks on Christians globally.
  • Burma | No Country For Radical Islam

    04/08/2019 10:10:00 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/8/19 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    An historical analysis of the conflict in Burma.
  • Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

    01/27/2019 5:09:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 1/20/19 | Lauren Frayer and Furkan Latif Khan
    Shivering and blue-lipped but smiling, Niraj Shukla emerged from the Ganges River this week, flanked by his parents and millions of other people, feeling renewed. "The water is very cold, but once you have a bath – it's sort of a miracle, you know?" said Shukla, a 32-year-old engineer who lives in India's capital New Delhi. The Shukla family were among the first of what's expected to be 150 million pilgrims all taking a dip in India's holy river through March 4 as part of the Kumbh Mela, a Hindu religious festival billed as the world's largest gathering of human...
  • The Messiah Enters Into History...Luke's Nativity pt 3

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while...
  • Fight between police and Coptic monks outside Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    10/28/2018 5:19:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | October 24, 2018 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    An incident between police and Coptic clerics that occurred outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has drawn accusations of police violence against the monks, after officers tried to break up the group of protesters who would not let Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) maintenance workers into the church... Police said they initially spoke with protesters and warned them that if they did not leave the area and allow the workers to enter, they would have to be evacuated. According to police, the protesters ignored these warnings, leading one who refused to move to be arrested... Anba Angaelos, the Coptic Orthodox...
  • High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

    08/02/2018 7:09:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    BBC.CO.UK ^ | August 2, 2018 | BBC
    A high-ranking Chinese monk has denied accusations he sexually harassed nuns and coerced them into sex by "controlling their minds". Abbot Xuecheng's alleged actions were detailed in a report sent to government officials by two monks from Longquan temple where he is based. The temple, in Beijing, has accused the monks of "distorting facts". Xuecheng is the latest public figure to be accused of sexual misconduct as part of a growing #MeToo movement in China. He is the head of the Buddhist Association of China, the youngest person to ever hold the position, and a political adviser to the government....
  • Violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

    05/24/2018 12:02:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    The conversation ^ | 29 April 2018 | TC
    New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, in 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of many buildings.... The movement known as Buddhism revivalism or Protestantism in Sri Lanka started with Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933). Known as the father of Buddhist Protestantism in Sri Lanka, Dharmapala had an anti-imperialist and nationalist agenda. Besides fighting the British, who ruled Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) at the time, Dharmapala focused on founding Buddhist schools and strengthening the...
  • Today Hindu's celebrate Holi Festival

    03/02/2018 10:38:15 AM PST · by entropy12 · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 03/02/2018 | Video
    What is Holi? Rooted in Hindu mythology, Holi also celebrates the triumph of good over evil — symbolism that correlates with the passing of winter. The Holi Festival’s history stems from the legend of a female demon and her brother, who believed was the ruler of the universe, according to CNN. His son, however, followed Vishnu, the protector of the universe, turning his back on the demon. The demon siblings plotted to kill the sun, but failed and died after Vishnu protected the son, who in turn became the king.
  • Buddhist Monk says all races and religions could live together if it weren’t for Muslims

    11/05/2017 3:52:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    myinfonews.net ^ | October 31, 2017 | staff
    In Myanmar, Muslims are killing Buddhists and trying to destroy Buddhism in order to create an Islamic State. ***video only on link***
  • Three Converts, Three Religions: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens

    10/17/2017 9:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | 10/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    The imminent release of “Trouble No More” -- the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series; this one covers his controversial 1979-81 “Christian period” -- recalls the long-gone age of high-profile rock star conversions.Dylan became a Christian, George Harrison dived into Krishna consciousness, and Cat Stevens embraced Islam, and each demonstrated, yet again, that Leftist dogma is false. The content of one’s religious beliefs does matter, and influences those who take their religions seriously.Both Harrison and Dylan were widely criticized for their sanctimony. Reviewing Harrison’s 1973 album “Living in the Material World” in New Musical Express, Tony Tyler called the...
  • Turkey's Two Modern transformations...Euphrates pt 3

    Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:14-15)The Source of the Euphrates River is in the nation now known as Turkey, and from the mountains of what was once known as Armenia. Armenia was the first Gentile nation to officially accept Christianity, in the second century, and maintained a Christian presence even through the dark years...
  • Should Church Worship Spaces Be Used for Yoga?

    09/19/2017 5:25:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2017 | Mark D. Tooley
    Recently Duke Chapel at Duke University in North Carolina tweeted photos of yoga exercises on the floor of its majestic worship space as part of Healthy Duke Week of Wellness. Built in the 1930s as a Methodist sanctuary in the style of a Gothic cathedral for what was then a Methodist affiliated school, Duke Chapel is now nondenominational. There are Evangelicals and Catholics who critique yoga as wrong for Christians because its mantras originate in eastern religion. Setting aside that concern, should worship space be open to recreation and "profane" (i.e., secular) activities? Tai-chi? Kickboxing? Karate? Spinning? Ballroom dancing? Salsa?...
  • 2017 07 16 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Kicking the Can Down the Road"

    07/16/2017 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 7/16/17 | John Haller
    2 Timothy 4, written as Paul was facing imminent death, states this, beginning in verse 1: "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to...
  • The Last Great Apostasy...the West in prophecy pt 7

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so...
  • The Flying Scroll....Zechariah pt 6

    Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith...
  • THE INCREDIBLE MAGIC OF A LEBANESE CHRISTMAS [2016]

    01/01/2017 4:34:02 PM PST · by Tours · 11 replies
    Banana Pook ^ | 12/112016 | Staff
    Welcome to Lebanon, land of the spectacular Christmas decorations. From Anfeh to Tyre - no city disappoints this time of year. (Many, many beautiful photos. Very surprising to see the extent the Lebanese go to celebrate Christmas) http://www.bananapook.com/2016/12/christmas-lebanon.html
  • REMAIN IN ME[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2016 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-16-16 | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is greater than you can conceive for before you need I AM, I AM there with the answer, I AM there with the breath of supply, My love endures through forever therefore I AM there in an instant for I never left you to begin with for you are in Me and we are one. Now take this love promised through the ages yet forever surrounds you and drink deep and allow the sounds of My waters to drown out the lies of the enemy for truly we are one and as no harm can come...
  • The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

    09/13/2016 9:42:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    Orthodox Church in America ^ | September 14 | OCA
    The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross Commemorated on September 14 Troparion & KontakionThe Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord: The pagan Roman emperors tried to completely eradicate from human memory the holy places where our Lord Jesus Christ suffered and was resurrected for mankind. The Emperor Hadrian (117-138) gave orders to cover over the ground of Golgotha and the Sepulchre of the Lord, and to build a temple of the pagan goddess Venus and a statue of Jupiter. Pagans gathered at this place and offered sacrifice to idols there. Eventually after 300 years,...
  • Does Vatican Disapprove of Cardinal's Nod to Give Buddhism 'Foremost Place' in Sri Lanka?

    08/09/2016 5:31:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | 8/8/16 | P.K.Balachandran
    The Vatican appears to disapprove of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith’s statement of July 25, that it is right to give to Buddhism the “foremost place” in the Sri Lankan constitution and that it is not right to declare Sri Lanka a secular state. The Vatican Radio’s website carries a story from Colombo dated August 4, in which a group of Sri Lankan Catholics are quoted as saying that the new Sri Lankan constitution should be a secular one and that giving a special constitutional status to Buddhism is a violation of human rights. Cardinal Ranjith ,who is Colombo’s Archbishop, had said...