Overwhelmed by Hindu thought
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(01-24-2012, 04:33 PM)SimplyCatholic Wrote: Syncretism seems to be very common in the East. 

It goes back to monism, and on a second tier, rebirth/reincarnation. If all things are one, then everything is the one, i.e., nothing is "outside", just not "enlightened". And with rebirth, any "good" path will get you a positive rebirth, so there is no real push to be exclusive. I heard that English is a god now. Judaic religion has always been exclusionary. The Jews were God's chosen people, not anyone else. And Jesus came for all men, but not all men are part of His Church. Judaic religions says there is a definite chasm between the Divine and man, but the East in general sees that chasm as an illusion to overcome, not reality. Now you can find exclusion in the East too, but I find this more a convenient power play instead of a religious doctrine. So the brahmins are the exclusive priests, but there is little in reality to support that in their theology. At least our theology says that all men are equally not divine, and some are given a raised status.
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Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by spes - 01-18-2012, 11:40 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by SCG - 01-19-2012, 12:10 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by spes - 01-19-2012, 12:15 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by drummerboy - 01-19-2012, 12:32 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Walty - 01-19-2012, 12:36 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by spes - 01-19-2012, 08:22 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by kingtheoden - 01-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by drummerboy - 01-19-2012, 10:57 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Richard C - 01-20-2012, 02:30 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-20-2012, 05:32 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-20-2012, 09:04 PM
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