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Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

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Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby yuttadhammo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:55 pm

I think this speaks for itself... not meant to encourage pride, but maybe good for a smile:

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:11 pm

Sorry, I don't find it clever enough to be funny. :shrug:
Give the idea to xkcd and he might do something good with it - something as good as
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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:17 pm

Greetings Kim,

It's what Google "predicts" you're looking for when you type into it "Why are xxxxx so"

For example, when I type in "Why are Australians so" it predicts I'm interested in...

why are australians so stupid
why are australians so hot
why are australians so rude
why are australians so racist

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:26 pm

Thanks, Retro, but I did get that. It's a starting point that xkcd has used in the past, though not for exactly this subject, and he then does something smart and clever with the results.
If you don't do something with the results, you're only recycling prejudices and stereotypes - not my idea of either humour (which I took it to be an attempt at) or useful information.
What's that 'p' word you're so fond of ... pap..? papan..? :tongue:
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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:29 pm

Greetings Kim,

I guess it depends on whether the results are used to expose or reinforce prejudices and stereotypes.

For example, I'm Buddhist but I haven't been particularly happy over the last week. (Work stress impacting my health, and so on...)

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:59 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:36 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:46 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby plwk » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:36 am

Retro...
U forgot 'why australians are so cute' :jumping:

Now what about New Zealanders? :tongue:

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:45 am

Why are New Zealanders
* called kiwis?
* obese?
* moving to Australia?

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby yuttadhammo » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:40 am

I get the whole stereotype thing, but it seems to me there's something more to this. Leaving aside the stereotypes people come up with for other religions, the mere fact that all people can think of to ask of Buddhists is why they are so happy is more than just an uninformed stereotype; it says something quite profound about the impression Buddhism has left on the world. I would say we can at the very least see this sort of thing as a report card showing us that our work as Buddhists is bearing good fruit. I guess I do agree with Kim, in that I'm not so sure what to do with the results, though I suppose one thing would be to help people looking for happiness realize the potential Buddhism has for bring it in some form or another - calm, peace, etc. are all happiness after all.




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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:24 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Religious Venn Diagram

Postby pilgrim » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:03 am

Comparing Buddhists with other religionists.
http://atheism.soup.io/post/83186454/Re ... of-the-day

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Kenshou » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:36 am

Ooh, Individual, I like your signature. The more translations the better, comparing them against one another is very nifty.

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:47 pm

Maybe things are different here in the UK....but the stereotypical image one comes up against here is not that Buddhists are "happy" , but that they are hippie losers, lazy, disorganised , and passive/aggressive..
A few years ago Buddhism got a generally good press, but more recently Buddhists are increasingly portrayed as above in the British media. This is in part due to a conflation with wacky diets and "alternative" medicine. It has reached the point where one has to be careful about identifying oneself as Buddhist unless one is unbothered about all the above assumptions being made.
I was talking to a colleague from another Health Trust, a sensitive and caring person and the subject of my Buddhism came up..she looked at me with interest and said " So it didn't stop you from applying for senior positions then ? " And that is a very accurate nutshell representation of the view of Buddhism in the UK. That it would be somehow incompatible with a senior management position.
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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby bodom » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:45 pm

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Re: Religious Venn Diagram of the Day

Postby Individual » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:16 pm

I am afraid of dragons, actually
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