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Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Amelia on 2000-06-05 03:12:12
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.
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|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.