Around the World in 80 Faiths: India

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Around the World in 80 Faiths: India

Postby Luke » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:05 pm

Here is an interesting series called "Around the World in 80 Faiths" which is hosted by an Anglican priest who is well-meaning and open-minded, but he pretty much messes up all his explanations of eastern religions.

For example, the first religion featured is Tibetan Buddhism. The narrator says, "The goal of Tibetan Buddhism is union with god,"--this is totally wrong. Also, the subtitles when a Tibetan lama is speaking include phrases like "doing god's will" which I doubt the lama really said in Tibetan. You will probably find many other obvious mistakes.

Despite these major flaws in the explanations, I think the program is interesting simply as a travel video. The host of the show is kind-hearted, even though he's not too bright.



His episode about Japan is probably very interesting, but unfortunately it's not on YouTube.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Faiths: India

Postby Luke » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:31 pm

I also wanted to mention that Sikhism is featured in the video at about 41:00.

And Jainism is featured at 48:00.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Faiths: India

Postby Luke » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:49 pm

The Nath firewalkers are featured at about 32:00.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Faiths: India

Postby DharmaChela » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:03 am

For some reason, he thinks Hinduism grew out of Tibetan Buddhism. Admittedly, Hinduism saw major reform because of Buddhism, but the entire tradition certainly wasn't born as a response to Tibetan Buddhism.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Faiths: India

Postby Tilopa » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:42 am

Luke wrote:Here is an interesting series called "Around the World in 80 Faiths" which is hosted by an Anglican priest who is well-meaning and open-minded, but he pretty much messes up all his explanations of eastern religions.

Despite these major flaws in the explanations, I think the program is interesting simply as a travel video. The host of the show is kind-hearted, even though he's not too bright.


I watched the whole series recently and your analysis is pretty accurate. It was interesting but his exploration of other faiths was a quite shallow. It could have been much better.
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