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The Silent Minority: The Non-Religious
Society & Culture  (tags: society, religion, politics, government, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, minority, discrimination, persecution, freedom, rights )

- 2455 days ago -
There is a minority group in America that is a bigger percentage of the country than blacks or Hispanics. But they are often ignored or derided in public. Almost no politician would ever admit to being one. And they are given no voice in the public arena.
Society & Culture  (tags: BUDDHISM )

- 2790 days ago -
Buddhist cosmology, in the form that is presented in this manuscript, was summarized on the basis of the sutras revealed by Buddha and of the sacred writings on monastic discipline (vinaya sūtras) in the so-called 'Abhidharma literature'...
The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights By Norm Phelps
Society & Culture  (tags: spirituality, Norm Phelps, Buddhism, animal rights )

- 2836 days ago -
Buddhism ought to be an animal rights religion par excellence. It has long held that all life forms are sacred and considers kindness and compassion the highest virtues. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe.

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