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Offline OpheliacTopic starter

Religion Class Final Project
« on: November 29, 2009, 12:51:23 AM »
So my final project is we have to attend a religious ritual in a religion not our own, and write an ethnography on it. Rough draft is due monday, but the buddhist Shotsuki Hoyo service isnt until next sunday... Can I get a buddhist to explain and describe the service to me, so i can have a general outline to turn in? Google searches and such has ended in failure. :(

Offline Kotah

Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 01:32:27 AM »
Hehehe.

Do your final on atheist.

Stay our ritual is to stay home,  play video games until the early morning, and sleep in.

Offline Sabby

Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 06:29:15 AM »
Amen Brother ^^

Offline Moonsword

Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 01:25:32 PM »
The irony here is that until I posted, you were the only guy in the thread. ;D

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 01:40:32 PM »
http://www.buddhist-temples.com/buddhism-facts/buddhism-ritual.html

This might be useful.  It doesn't give a detailed description of the monthly memorial service, but it might give you enough to go on until you can attend.

Is there a reason that you selected that service in particular?  It seems to be somewhat more specialized than a 'typical' service (something analogous to a Catholic's weekly service).

Offline OpheliacTopic starter

Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 10:31:43 PM »
I chose it because its was the next service I could go to and have time to request it off of work. I work all day sundays, and I had to give my boss notice before he put the schedule up.

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 10:39:20 PM »
Sounds reasonable - just curious :-)

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 05:04:26 AM »
Do your final on atheist.

Stay our ritual is to stay home,  play video games until the early morning, and sleep in.
     I'm under the impression that atheists don't subscribe to the notion of a deity, but religions do...?

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 05:20:39 AM »
     I'm under the impression that atheists don't subscribe to the notion of a deity, but religions do...?

There are atheistic religions, for one to be an atheist all they have to do is not believe in a god. But religions don't necessarily have to have a god either.

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 01:43:48 PM »
I think that depends on your definition of a religion, and the only one I can think of offhand that doesn't necessarily have a deity or deities at the top is some sects of Buddhism.

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 03:24:23 PM »
I think that depends on your definition of a religion, and the only one I can think of offhand that doesn't necessarily have a deity or deities at the top is some sects of Buddhism.
I think its mostly eastern religions that can be counted, but some just have ideals about how to live and the like.

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 03:27:55 PM »
I'm not sure ideals would be enough to be considered a religion though. A philosophy maybe?

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Re: Religion Class Final Project
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 02:55:59 AM »
Eastern religions and philosophical paths, like some earlier Western sets, but not more recent ones, tend not to be mutually exclusive, and defining something as a religion in Western terms that isn't Western can be difficult.