Tag Archives: Buddhism

THAILAND: Gay Tourists Face “Long Jail Term” After Posting Mooning Photo From Buddhist Temple [VIDEO]

San Diego’s CBS affiliate reports: Friends of a San Diego couple fear the worst after the pair, known for their risqué travel photos, was caught up in a scandal overseas and disappeared. The couple, Travis Ti and Joseph Dasilva, took photos at Buddhist temples in Thailand, and the concern has grown on social media after a post said they were …

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SURVEY: White Christians Now A Minority In USA

Just in from the Public Religion Research Institute: The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults living in the country. Today, fewer than half of all states are majority white Christian. As recently as 2007, 39 states had majority white …

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Second-Largest Religions By State

Via the Washington Post: In the Western U.S., Buddhists represent the largest non-Christian religious bloc in most states. In 20 states, mostly in the Midwest and South, Islam is the largest non-Christian faith tradition. And in 15 states, mostly in the Northeast, Judaism has the most followers after Christianity. Hindus come in second place in Arizona and Delaware, and there …

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Buddhists Win Google Stereotypes

When you begin a Google search with the question “Why are [Christians, Jews, Muslims] so” – you get the above suggestions. The same query regarding Buddhists yields only “happy.” UPDATE: It’s not listed in the above-linked story, but I’ve done the same query on atheists.

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Gay Monks Gone Wild

Thailand’s Buddhist rule-maker wants the country’s gay and transgender monks to tone things down and has issued a new set of behavioral guidelines. Phra Maha Wudhijaya Vajiramedhi, a senior monk, told the BBC the guidelines would address issues like smoking, drinking alcohol, walking and going to the toilet properly, which are all detailed in the traditional 75 Dharma principles of …

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