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Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Kid Loco on 2000-06-04 07:40:19

They're all the same to what extent? That they all have a 'deity' (that's a god - non-Latinates) or that people do them all. In essence the fact that people believe in some outside force is the same, but then not all outside forces are religion based. Look at Karma, (what goes around comes around typed principle) and Fate. Neither religions.....

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Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Amelia on 2000-06-05 03:12:12  |  Reply to this
  Wow, I guess the days of the smug empire are truly over. We yanks imagine a Victorian sort of answer, like "All a bunch of nasty heathens from abroad."
But (hint, hint) isn't one monotheistic and the other polytheistic? And in fact, many Hindus consider their faith something they are born to and not a "philosophy" or "practice" which can be adopted by others not so born.
Karma and Fate are spiritual concepts, but they don't have all the accessories that constitute a full-blown religion. I think a Religion must have at least a published sacred text or text outlining the major beliefs, laws, and interactions with the Divine (i. e., services); and some sort of leadership, if only within the traditional political structure.
Re: Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Kid Loco (Newly Informed) on 2000-06-05 06:53:03  |  Reply to this
  You are SO right. I had totally forgotten the religious texts thing.
Re: Re: Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Wash! on 2000-06-06 03:47:39  |  Reply to this
  Shit! Hearing you talk like that Amelia, i think ive failed. I just wrote: After much consideration, yeah-there all the same!