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#1  Postby DoctorE » Mar 09, 2011 8:15 pm

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#2  Postby punter18 » Sep 12, 2011 7:52 pm

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#3  Postby Ironclad » Sep 12, 2011 9:05 pm

Does the Swami also want to need to to acknowledge Ganesha as I eat my curry?
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#4  Postby Varangian » Sep 13, 2011 7:36 am

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There has been charlatans in the Hindu business long before yoga centers...
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#5  Postby james1v » Sep 13, 2011 8:27 am

I will have to meditate on this before replying...Hummmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Hindu anger at yoga studios

#6  Postby advaitya » Sep 18, 2011 8:47 am

Hindu anger?

How's that deduced knowing that Hindus' don't have an institutionalised clergy for articulating the religion's views. Swamis of temples don't have the authority like the church or ulemas of islam. Is it done by interviewing a few "spiritual leaders" who will always find a reason to be outraged and then publicise their personal opinion as the religions' ?
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#7  Postby cavarka9 » Sep 18, 2011 11:01 am

advaitya wrote:Hindu anger?

How's that deduced knowing that Hindus' don't have an institutionalised clergy for articulating the religion's views. Swamis of temples don't have the authority like the church or ulemas of islam. Is it done by interviewing a few "spiritual leaders" who will always find a reason to be outraged and then publicise their personal opinion as the religions' ?


well, could you be clear then to tell us as to when exactly should we characterize something as being hindu?. Does someone being a hindu and claiming to speak on behalf of it not be enough to characterize so, atleast preliminarily?
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Re: Hindu anger at yoga studios

#8  Postby advaitya » Sep 18, 2011 11:30 am

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well, could you be clear then to tell us as to when exactly should we characterize something as being hindu?.


I am not in the "characterization" business. You are. Don't blame me for your limited intellect and failure to come up with a "rational" framework to "characterize". My job is point and ridicule your "rational methodology" to malign an entire community with 1) microscopic sample, and 2) without ascertaining the motivations and knowledge of this limited sample.

cavarka9 wrote: Does someone being a hindu and claiming to speak on behalf of it not be enough to characterize so, atleast preliminarily?


No.

Can I tomorrow convert to islam and spout nonsense on its behalf and would the world buy that?
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#9  Postby epepke » Sep 18, 2011 11:58 am

advaitya wrote:I am not in the "characterization" business.


No; you're in the protectionism and overreaction business. The news report said that many American hindus are upset about secular yoga. I really doubt that it's that many, but anyway, nobody has come even close to saying that it represents Hindu attitudes as a whole.

Still, this anger exists in at least one person, and that person is a Hindu speaking qua a Hindu, so according to the rules of English, the title is correct. You have interpreted it much more broadly, presumably to have something to get angry about.

And yes, this does happen quite a lot with Islam and Christianity and atheism and a hell of a lot of other groups. Seems to be especially Islam around here, where people go out of their way to interpret any negative statement about any Muslim at all or about Islam as hideous Islamophobia against every single Muslim on the planet. All it really proves is that they are anti-rational and anti-skeptic.

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#10  Postby cavarka9 » Sep 18, 2011 12:03 pm

advaitya wrote:
cavarka9 wrote:


well, could you be clear then to tell us as to when exactly should we characterize something as being hindu?.


I am not in the "characterization" business. You are. Don't blame me for your limited intellect and failure to come up with a "rational" framework to "characterize". My job is point and ridicule your "rational methodology" to malign an entire community with 1) microscopic sample, and 2) without ascertaining the motivations and knowledge of this limited sample.

cavarka9 wrote: Does someone being a hindu and claiming to speak on behalf of it not be enough to characterize so, atleast preliminarily?


No.

Can I tomorrow convert to islam and spout nonsense on its behalf and would the world buy that?


thanks, you have explained yourself and more importantly demonstrated something which I see in Hindus,
no institution = no blame!.

epepke has added something very important by pointing to "maintaining the fiction". someone should enter that in wiki argument tricks list.
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#11  Postby advaitya » Sep 18, 2011 12:42 pm

epepke wrote:No; you're in the protectionism and overreaction business. The news report said that many American hindus are upset about secular yoga. I really doubt that it's that many, but anyway, nobody has come even close to saying that it represents Hindu attitudes as a whole.


Where and whom am I protecting?

epepke wrote:Still, this anger exists in at least one person, and that person is a Hindu speaking qua a Hindu, so according to the rules of English, the title is correct. You have interpreted it much more broadly, presumably to have something to get angry about.


If the rules of language were followed the title would read, "a few hindu men angry". There's no such thing as hindu anger, an inanimate ideology/religion/concept cannot be angry. It's a vague concept invented to impose guilt on a community for the acts of a few. It is, let me use that word, irrational.
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#12  Postby advaitya » Sep 18, 2011 12:47 pm

cavarka9 wrote:
advaitya wrote:
cavarka9 wrote:


well, could you be clear then to tell us as to when exactly should we characterize something as being hindu?.


I am not in the "characterization" business. You are. Don't blame me for your limited intellect and failure to come up with a "rational" framework to "characterize". My job is point and ridicule your "rational methodology" to malign an entire community with 1) microscopic sample, and 2) without ascertaining the motivations and knowledge of this limited sample.

cavarka9 wrote: Does someone being a hindu and claiming to speak on behalf of it not be enough to characterize so, atleast preliminarily?


No.

Can I tomorrow convert to islam and spout nonsense on its behalf and would the world buy that?


thanks, you have explained yourself and more importantly demonstrated something which I see in Hindus,
no institution = no blame!.

epepke has added something very important by pointing to "maintaining the fiction". someone should enter that in wiki argument tricks list.



So essentially you've got nothing to say on the merits of the argument. All you're capable of is to take a little sample (random and unscientific) and draw conclusions based on that. Because clearly that's how "rationalists" roll?
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#13  Postby Varangian » Sep 18, 2011 1:05 pm

It seems like at least one Hindu is angry, but as it is an infinitesemal sample, the reaction can probably be ignored...
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#14  Postby cavarka9 » Sep 18, 2011 1:17 pm

advaitya wrote:
cavarka9 wrote:
advaitya wrote:

I am not in the "characterization" business. You are. Don't blame me for your limited intellect and failure to come up with a "rational" framework to "characterize". My job is point and ridicule your "rational methodology" to malign an entire community with 1) microscopic sample, and 2) without ascertaining the motivations and knowledge of this limited sample.



No.

Can I tomorrow convert to islam and spout nonsense on its behalf and would the world buy that?


thanks, you have explained yourself and more importantly demonstrated something which I see in Hindus,
no institution = no blame!.

epepke has added something very important by pointing to "maintaining the fiction". someone should enter that in wiki argument tricks list.



So essentially you've got nothing to say on the merits of the argument. All you're capable of is to take a little sample (random and unscientific) and draw conclusions based on that. Because clearly that's how "rationalists" roll?


X does not need to convince Y, X only needs to argue with Y and hopes that the people reading so can decide for themselves, hoping that they reason.
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#15  Postby advaitya » Sep 18, 2011 1:33 pm

But the X or the Y or whoever the hell you are is NOT arguing or reasoning. He's impugning an entire religion based on evidence and logic that'll embarrass a high school student.
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#16  Postby cavarka9 » Sep 18, 2011 1:47 pm

advaitya wrote:But the X or the Y or whoever the hell you are is NOT arguing or reasoning. He's impugning an entire religion based on evidence and logic that'll embarrass a high school student.

if people claim to belong to a religion and make a case on behalf of it, then it is patently clear that there is at least one religious person who makes that case. The case hindu anger is true because hindus are saying it on the basis of hinduism and for its sake.
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#17  Postby advaitya » Sep 20, 2011 6:00 am

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if people claim to belong to a religion and make a case on behalf of it, then it is patently clear that there is at least one religious person who makes that case. The case hindu anger is true because hindus are saying it on the basis of hinduism and for its sake.


No such thing is "patently clear" unless one is a simple minded buffoon. Or a zealot.

Assume I am the Hindu in that video and my motive for the outburst is anything but religious. I am motivated to get visibility as a potential leader of the Hindu community and I believe (perhaps mistakenly) that making noise against the yoga studios will help me in my goal. Such being the case, am I really speaking as a Hindu?
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#18  Postby cavarka9 » Sep 20, 2011 4:52 pm

advaitya wrote:
cavarka9 wrote:
if people claim to belong to a religion and make a case on behalf of it, then it is patently clear that there is at least one religious person who makes that case. The case hindu anger is true because hindus are saying it on the basis of hinduism and for its sake.


No such thing is "patently clear" unless one is a simple minded buffoon. Or a zealot.

Assume I am the Hindu in that video and my motive for the outburst is anything but religious. I am motivated to get visibility as a potential leader of the Hindu community and I believe (perhaps mistakenly) that making noise against the yoga studios will help me in my goal. Such being the case, am I really speaking as a Hindu?


There wouldnt be if the person infact is a simple minded buffoon or a person trying to refute an argument.
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#19  Postby epepke » Sep 20, 2011 9:24 pm

advaitya wrote:Where and whom am I protecting?


Hinduism as a whole.

If the rules of language were followed the title would read, "a few hindu men angry". There's no such thing as hindu anger, an inanimate ideology/religion/concept cannot be angry. It's a vague concept invented to impose guilt on a community for the acts of a few. It is, let me use that word, irrational.


No. The other interpretation of the title is perfectly rational and acceptable. You've chosen one interpretation. It gives you something to be pissed off at. Big deal.
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#20  Postby Paul G » Oct 06, 2011 10:51 am

Advaitya,

The title doesn't necessarily mean all hindus, maybe the semantics is a little off, but does it matter that much? I don't think anyone here genuinely thinks this guy speaks for all hindus.
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