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Someone asked me today: How can you talk about Hinduism when you're not Hindu?

I love talking about authority to comment on religion, insider / outsider issues, so let's do this. (for my original thread on Hinduism: ) #THREAD #Hinduism #religion
So, should you listen to anything I, a non-Hindu, says about Hinduism?

Well, it kinda depends on what you want to know and what you consider to be relevant markers of authority.
If you're looking for spiritual guidance, and you want that to come from a Hindu, then I'm not your person.
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Dear twitter people, maybe you don't know much about #Kashmir, maybe you'd like to know more. I'm going to do a thread w links about why I think it's important to challenge the dominant statist narrative & move to a just peace for the #Kashmiri people.
Pls. feel free to add.
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Folks, let's talk about the difference between academic study versus belief / faith / practice. THREAD #AcademicTwitter #Academia #AcademicChatter #history #religion
This subject doesn't come up so much for me these days because I'm in a history department. I teach, in part, the history of religions. But still, the insider-outsider debate is housed in Religious Studies (a field in which I taught for three years as a postdoc).
I wrote about the insider-outsider issue when I was teaching Indian religions at Stanford University. You can read my short article (along with two others, by two of my colleagues at other institutions) here: audreytruschke.com/truschke-bazza…
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14. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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So given recent discussions among polytheists about gatekeeping & who gets to be or legitimately call itself X [insert demonym, tradition, etc.], I feel I should put this out there, for the sake of contrast, if nothing else (1/30)

#polytheism #polytheist #religion #cultusdeorum
1. When it comes to modern Roman polytheism, your skin colour is irrelevant, your nationality is irrelevant, your gender, sexual orientation, origin, social status – all irrelevant! None of that (dis)qualifies you as a Roman polytheist (2/30)
2. First off, what makes you a polytheist is believing in *and* worshipping many gods. If you don’t – if, say, you believe in many but worship only one or worship many under the belief that they’re all One – then, by definition, you are *not* a polytheist (3/30)
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Det blir ikke mye #ytringsfrihet igjen hvis alle som påstår å ha blitt #krenket skal sette skrankene for den. Nok et #prinsipp er enkelt: Ytringsfrihet er #retten til å #motsi. Særlig til å #tale #makten – og Roma – midt imot.
For #religion er ikke bare #anskuelser: Religion er organisert #makt, med #dogmer, #ortodoksi og #kleresi, med #emissærer og #misjonærer. Som alle andre former for #organisert makt må den tåle #kritikk og harselas – tåle å bli #karikert og #provosert.
#Tro er #autoritetstro, og da må den stadig utfordres. Det vil si å sette #kritikken på spissen, av og til ved å endevende #dogmer for å sjokkere til å #konfrontere.
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Stepping back from the culture wars for a short thread on #Japan & #Religion. Believe it or not, this is my specialist area of research and as I finish up a new paper on the topic, I thought I would share some interesting results. Strap in!
The popular image of Japan & religion is something of a paradox. On the one hand, you have lots of pieces about Japan as a country of non-believers. This is usually based on survey data where only 10-15% of Japanese people self-identify as religious.
Indeed, we saw this exact pattern in data we collected from 1,000 Japanese respondents in 2016. When we asked whether they would describe themselves as religious, regardless of participation in religious events, we got the following responses: only 10% identified as religious.
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#Thread : pourquoi vous devez regarder #Evangelion (maintenant qu'il est disponible sur @NetflixFR) en 11 points.
L'histoire en quelques mots : un jour un "Ange" débarque dans un Tokyo post-apo pour tout casser. Shinji, tout juste adolescent, va devoir l'affronter, lui, ainsi que ses peurs et ses doutes, dans un robot géant. D'autres Anges suivront, mais qui sont-ils ?? Suspens.
1. L'#openning. Commençons par le commencement. L'intro laisse percevoir toute la profondeur et l'intrigue de la série. Les personnages sont présentés avec l'image qu'ils veulent montrer d'eux, seuls. Et il est super bien avec la musique et tout.
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#THREAD: Résultat sur les questions de #religion, d’#athéisme et de #laïcité de l’étude du CNRS et de Sciences-Po , « les adolescents et la loi », sur 9.000 collégiens en 2015
(le + correspond à une religiosité affirmé, le - correspond à une religiosité peu affirmé) 👇1/6
- Religion et origine des espèces humaines
- L’importance de la religion
- Interprétation du « livre sacré »
- Application scrupuleuse de la religion
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- Doit on adhérer aux croyances des parents
- Les livres ou films qui attaquent la religion doivent ils être autorisés ou interdits
- Séparation des hommes et des femmes à la piscine municipale
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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THREAD 2ème PARTIE :
[ COMMENT TROUVER SA VOIE ? ]
Extrait du cours 10 du Programme social #JeuneEtMillionnaire de @AlgooZoe

1/ Hier, je vous ai présenté les 7 montagnes d'influence.

J'ai attiré votre attention sur le fait que chacun de nous est appelé à briller sur une de
2/ ces montagnes ou sphères d'influence à condition de découvrir la bonne montagne.

Aussi, je vous ai fait comprendre que ces 7 montagnes d'influence ne sont que des portes, derrière chacun d'elles, il y a des métiers ou domaines d'influence.
3/ aujourd'hui, je vais vous présenter en détail les domaines d'influence de chacune de ces 7 montagnes ou sphères d'influences de la sociétés.

La liste ci-dessous est non-exhaustive. Vous pouvez donc compléter certains domaines d'influence si vous avez identifié la vôtre.
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Excellent @RehmanYasmin
Hate protests, mega phones, moody background guys, mans & vans at #andertonpark sch right now. On Jumma. In Ramzan-A period of internal reflection. This isn't ordinary Muslims practising faith. This is political Islamism on a cul de sac near you. #Islam
@BrumLeader @WMPolice @DamianHinds @educationgovuk @UKLabour Do you think your collective lack of leadership is emboldening far right religious fascism or helping community cohesion? #SRE
What I am pondering is this a reflection on how segregated #Birmingham is? Massive lgbt/left liberal middle class literally down the road. Why are they SO silent? Won't get away with this hate in #Manchester The young people I know would run them out of town.
#SRE
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#videoverbrennung-53.
was burnt (allegedly because the author(s) "#VertigoPolitix" closed down the account themselves). It was entitled "The #emasculation of White Male #Identity". It argued that ALL major movements and decisions in the past 100 years ..
.. had one ultimate goal: to make European White males become powerless and, eventually, extinct. As the interesting narration appears to be available in text-form on the web, I will transcribe the entire narration here. I repeat that the author is "VertigoPolitix", not I.
..
.. Beginning of my transcription.
»[Voice of Noel #Ignatiev (no picture of his shown):] "The task is to bring this minority together in such a way that it makes it impossible for the legacy of #Whiteness to continue to reproduce itself." [Voice of narrator:] With only
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I refuse to remain silent as religion rips through humanity like a virulent plague. I know it’s awfully rude to question and criticize this very ancient institution, but so what?
Political correctness and the protection of truth and human rights rarely coincide, so I would rather be politically incorrect and compassionate than cowardly and apathetic.
I would rather empathize with the oppressed than pander to the oppressor. I’d prefer to freely express contempt for contemptible cultures and religions than sit safely and silently as women are treated as beasts of burden, as mere chattels to be bartered between barbaric men.
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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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Mega Thread of Opinion (1 of 52)

My take on #Election2019, is one that will surprise all #Canadians who will take the #time to read past this #headline. It will be a #long #series of #tweets that will be #purely #honest & straight to the #point.
This #series of tweets will contain #jabs at #voters, the #media & our #political #parties & they are #jabs, that in my own #opinion are #merited. Agree or don’t agree, I won’t care, but it needs to be said to ease my conscience in the lead up to our election!
In 2015, Canada’s #media, declared that #Trudeau & .@liberal_party outflanked the @NDP on leftist policies & for the 1st time in recent history the media supported large deficits & destruction of our country’s finances over a more balanced approach. Let’s stop here for a sec.
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@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA Amen brother!!😍🤗

#BlackHistoryMonth is like a breadcrumb, to follow our #Clues, that as another proverb hashtag called #AmericanDOS is used, leading more #ISRAELITES to #Awake from #Christianity paganism and sorcery. #Religion has never been our friend. #WakeUp 911. #REPENT
@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA Understanding: #Hosea 4:6. #Christianity never told us the #Messiah whom is called #Jesus is #blackface as in naturally #Dark. Never told us that #Moses is #Dark. #Job, #Abraham #Isaac and #JACOB all are #BlackLikeUs.

#Churches teach #paganism and doesn't keep #Sabbath Day holy
@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA #Understanding: WE are the #descendants of #Abraham #Isaac and #JACOB and were cursed because of #Disobedience and gross #Trangression of the #Laws that He gave us. #Genesis begins our #BlackHistory. We are the children of #JACOB, called the #ISRAELITES. We must #REPENT for our
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1/ Le 1er janvier, des millions de femmes du Kerala ont formé un “Mur des femmes” pour l’accès des femmes à un temple hindou. Un thread sur ce que j’ai appris sur #Sabarimala
2/ Je ne connaissais pas grand chose au dossier, mais travaillant sur #genre et #religion, ça m’intéressait, surtout que certain.e.s y ont vu des parallèles possibles avec l’accès des femmes au Mur de Jérusalem blogs.timesofisrael.com/from-the-wall-…
3/ ... comme la violence physique contre les femmes qui veulent prier dans un espace religieux très contrôlé, ou le recours à l’arbitrage de la Cour suprême
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Popular Hindu Myths
1. Hindus more progressive than Muslims
2. Hindus more open to reforms
3. Hindu reformation took place under Nehru
4. Not burning widows alive is a major reform
5. Pakistan wiped out its Hindu population
#Hindutva #Atheist #atheists #Religious #Islam #Logic
Popular Hindu Myths
6. India is a secular country.
7. Indian institutions protect constitution.
8. Hindus are secular by nature.
9. Muslims live under tyranny of fatwas.
10. Muslim women need Hindu saviors.
#Hindutva #Atheist #atheists #Religious #Islam #Logic
Popular Hindu Myths
11. Tighten laws at social problem bring swift reform
12. Pak is d epitome of evil
13. India is d best place for a Muslim
14. There's nothing like Hindu terrorism
15. Hinduism not religion, is a way of life
#Hindutva #Atheist #atheists #Religious #Islam #Logic
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😎JohnMcCain😎

📌In death, Sen. John McCain is about to exact revenge on Trump

📌#GamerGate > #4Chan > Alt R > #QAnon > #Twitchy > (etc) = #TrumpRussia

📌#Religion and #MoneyWashing... Not so strange bedfellows.

In death, John McCain shows a virtuous alternative to Trump
🙏🏽JohnMcCain🙏🏽

PBO, who beat Mr McCain to the WH in 2008, said they shared a "fidelity to something higher".

GWB described him as "a patriot of the highest order".

Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

John McCain to Lie in State at Capitols in DC and Az
🇺🇸JohnMcCain3🇺🇸

The death of Sen. John McCain marks the passing of a man, an American patriot & a politician whose record of service to country will always be his defining attribute.

We must ensure his legacy of bi-partisanship & patriotism endures into the future.
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About #June12 noise making and the likes:
My response when a friend asked for my view on her facebook page....
Izza thread jaree...Comma read
Please nobody should abuse my late father here o, I didn't come to your page to comment: All this sudden noise and write up to show that "Buhari was playing politics"......
When did it become a crime for politicians to play politics? Were they not voted in to play politics?
Will it be wrong to develop our roads, infrastructure, free education, return oil blocks to the State instead of individuals? What is this noise all about? GEJ was voted for by the South West in 2011, the same SW voted for PMB in 2015, what is all this noise about SW going 4 PMB?
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Gospel for Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Did Jesus get his power to cast out demons from the Prince of Demons? #gospel usccb.org/bible/readings…
//The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." (Mk 3:22) #Gospel
//Beelzebub or Beelzebul is a name derived from a Philistine god, formerly worshipped in Ekron, and later adopted by some Abrahamic religions as a major demon. The name Beelzebub is associated with the Canaanite god Baal. #demonology #religion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub
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The announcement by the #POTUS that he is replacing National Security Advisor LTG H R #McMaster with #Ambassador #JohnBolton is great news. This is an over due change that I wish Mr #Trump had made long ago.
John #Bolton is probably the most experienced and capable #diplomat in America today. He will be coming in at a critical time when the #President needs solid advice on dealing with #Iran, #NorthKorea, #Russia, #ISIS, and an array of other threats.
As for LTG #McMaster, I thank him for his service and wish him the best in the future. That said, there were issues, as I see them, regarding the #General’s tenure.
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