Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

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Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:35 am

I heard about this over at Ven. Dhammika's blog:

http://blog.beliefnet.com/onecity/2009/ ... award.html

and here is Ven. Dhammika's response:

http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/ (July 21, 2009 post)

I tend to agree with Ven. Dhammika on this one. What is the use of the award? Wouldn't it be better if people thought the teachings were so good, to actually put them to practice? A vote seems meaningless. It is telling on the greatness of the teachings that no teacher could be found to "accept" the award.

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Re: Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:27 am

Hi TheDhamma

I heard about the news story too and haven't had time to read Ven Dhammika's response.
I tend to think that it might actually be a work of fiction.
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Re: Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:41 am

Ben wrote:Hi TheDhamma

I heard about the news story too and haven't had time to read Ven Dhammika's response.
I tend to think that it might actually be a work of fiction.
Kind regards

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Re: Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:47 am

Ah, okay, that figures, those pranksters! I heard about it at Ven. Dhammika's blog and he made it sound serious and real. :tongue:

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Re: Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

Postby Tex » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:25 pm

the Geneva-based International Coalition for the Advancement of Religious and Spirituality (ICARUS)


Genius!!
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Re: Buddhism wins Best Religion Award

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:26 pm

The reference to a Sri Lankan Bhikkhu apparently talking about " Buddha Nature within everyone" started ringing alarm bells. :smile:
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