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by GrahamR
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Learn from the Animals
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Learn from the Animals

That poor short term memory can easily pass for forgiveness. :tongue: Animals will remember the strangest things. I watched a farmer's two collies looking either side of a drain pipe. He told me they had chased a rabbit in a year before and waited every day for it to come out. Now there is dedicati...
by GrahamR
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greece
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Greece

There are some members of my family who want to visit Greece at Christmas time. I know there are two moderators here from Greece, maybe even more people. Do you have any suggestions, advice or other comments? Will be the weather be good enough in December/January? What would be a nice place/island?...
by GrahamR
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real

This was addressed to the folk who claim science has a bias without realizing their own position is just as biased, if not more so, because they have a lot more to gain by some miraculous cloth being real than science does, as it's just information to science, nothing particularly important, you kn...
by GrahamR
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real

Well, we always say things like "science has a bias", but this is true of the other side has a very strong bias in this being "real", so this claim of bias is a non-argument :rolling: Sorry, I'm not quite sure what you mean here. It is almost impossible to write anything which is completely objecti...
by GrahamR
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real

Shroud authenticity is not dependent on religious faith or non-religious debunkery. <snip> http://www.shroud-enigma.com/resources/The-C14-dating-of-the-Shroud---web-version.pdf Some other sources: http://www.shroud.com/pdfs/rogers2.pdf http://shroud-enigma.com/challenge/jackson_paper/jackson-paper-...
by GrahamR
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real

History cannot tell us if the Shroud is a fake, forgery, or hoax, unless the artist(s) responsible left behind records which would expose their motivations - decent or nefarious - in creating the Shroud image. Piety is, to my way of thinking, a much more plausible motive for human Shroud creation t...
by GrahamR
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9958678/Turin-Shroud-is-not-a-medieval-forgery.html From the link below, here is part of the new: Scientists, including Prof Fanti, used infra-red light and spectroscopy – the measurement of radiation intensity through wavelengths – to analyse ...
by GrahamR
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Turim Shroud_New Study Claims is Real

...The tests dated the age of the shroud to between 300 BC and 400AD. So they dated it somewhere between some 300 years before Jesus was born and some 400 years after his death, and based on this they claim it is real??? That's a pretty weak basis isn't it? I remember a medieval joke. A man goes to...
by GrahamR
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Merit Giving?
Replies: 17
Views: 1905

Re: Merit Giving?

I was wondering if ya'll think it is possible to give merit to other beings by doing practices for them? This is concerning my family. My mom classifies herself as an Anglican, my dad is agnostic (but doesn't show much interest in religion), my brother is a Gnostic (so I'm not worried about him), a...
by GrahamR
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games

And for the record, I'm sorry for inadvertently disparaging teachers and those who attain benefit from them. I didn't mean that neurofeedback is better. I just have a problem with authority figures and still experience some lingering ego-istic defensiveness regarding religion/spirituality/clericali...
by GrahamR
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?

Goethe wasn't a nutter either. I'd make a case for Mirandola as a serious philosopher. Apropos of Moorish Science Temple... http://books.google.com/books?id=6jThK-K00bAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Peter Lamborn WIlson makes a historical and contextual case for taking them seriously as ...
by GrahamR
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Re: Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?

Indonesia The older writings on Masonry are much better than pretty much any of the newer writings. Some examples of older writings: Jorge Adoum, The Noble Drew Ali, Dante Alighieri, Johann Valentin-Andreae/Francis Bacon, Elias Ashmole, William Blake, H.P. Blavatsky, Jacob Boehme, J.D. Buck, Robert...
by GrahamR
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?

I like this image. Sorry, if the words are hard to make out, I had to shrink the image to upload it. GrahamR, can you fact check this image please? Also, if you are a Freemason, how do you get around the Higher Power thing? Thanks. The pic shows Scottish rite and York Rite, which despite their name...
by GrahamR
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Masonry: whats the purpose? Whats the buddhist view?

I´ve found a video that is described as a masonry ceremony. I can't tell if the video is real or not (see in the end of this post), but the point is: whats the purpose of masonry? In my country, when we hear talk about such theme, we see politics beeing associated with masonry. They are politics or...
by GrahamR
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 79490

Climate Change: We're Doomed

Here in Asia I see the exact opposite of what should be done: more infrastructure, more cars on the road, more consumption, more plastic wrap, more throwaway products, etc... in China and India it is especially brutal. Climate change doesn't really enter into the equation. Even on this little islan...
by GrahamR
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign

Dear all

I haven't seen positive confirmation of this, but it's circulating quite widely:

http://itccs.org/

An arrest warrant may have precipitated his resignation

With Metta

Graham
by GrahamR
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign

IMV there is a difference between Cardinal Ratzinger, Defender of the Faith, and Pope Benedict. Pope Benedict appears to me to be more open on interfaith issues that he was as Cardinal. Kirt Good point, but is this openness due to external pressures? I don't think the man has changed, just his titl...
by GrahamR
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign

IMV there is a difference between Cardinal Ratzinger, Defender of the Faith, and Pope Benedict. Pope Benedict appears to me to be more open on interfaith issues that he was as Cardinal. Kirt Good point, but is this openness due external pressures? I don't think the man has changed, just his title. ...
by GrahamR
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign

Well he was no friend of Buddhism and I hope his successor may be more sensitive. " Perhaps one of his most worrying comments was regarding Buddhism, which he called an "autoerotic spirituality" that seeks "transcendence without imposing concrete religious obligations." He also made the point that, ...
by GrahamR
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nuns in Thailand ... cause a stir!
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Nuns in Thailand ... cause a stir!

I believe officially they can NOT be considered Nuns as by Theravada rules as they can not be ordained as Monks The reason us that a female can only be ordained by another female .... and the last truelly ordained female Nun odained by Theravada rules died some years ago .... so no one is left to o...