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Old 12-09-2006, 01:37 PM #1
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There's only about 30,000 taoists in North America, and I was born taoist (lived in Taiwan for a few years after my birth as well). I don't practice much, because the closest temple is 45 minutes away and it's a Buddhist temple anyways. Anyone else here taoist?
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:51 PM #2
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What are some of the views of Toasim?
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:02 PM #3
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It's an interesting religion......isn't the yin and yang symbol associated with them?
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:04 PM #4
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tao is an eternal, omnipresent force that is the first cause of the universe

gods are representatives of tao, there is no singular personified god. instead, answers are sought through observation and meditation

each person has a "chi" that they must take care of
^taoists promote healthy lifestyles because of that

a person's goals are compassion, moderation and humility

think before you act

do not disrupt the nature of things
("go with the flow")

be kind to other people because actions are reciprocated

people are compassionate by nature
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:16 PM #5
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tao is an eternal, omnipresent force that is the first cause of the universe

gods are representatives of tao, there is no singular personified god. instead, answers are sought through observation and meditation

each person has a "chi" that they must take care of
^taoists promote healthy lifestyles because of that

a person's goals are compassion, moderation and humility

think before you act

do not disrupt the nature of things
("go with the flow")

be kind to other people because actions are reciprocated

people are compassionate by nature
I can respect any religion that preaches compassion. I just wish most of the mainstream ones would do the same....
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I can respect any religion that preaches compassion. I just wish most of the mainstream ones would do the same....
Which religion doesn't have compassion built into its theology?
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:33 PM #7
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taoism is also tolerant of other religions
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tao is an eternal, omnipresent force that is the first cause of the universe

gods are representatives of tao, there is no singular personified god. instead, answers are sought through observation and meditation

each person has a "chi" that they must take care of
^taoists promote healthy lifestyles because of that

a person's goals are compassion, moderation and humility

think before you act

do not disrupt the nature of things
("go with the flow")

be kind to other people because actions are reciprocated

people are compassionate by nature
Any more info on it? I have a feeling alot of people dont know about it so a link to some info would be awesome.

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Old 12-09-2006, 10:28 PM #9
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wikipedia ftw!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism
it's pretty accurate from what I skimmed
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i consider it a dangerous religion because its followers beleive once you die its over and you sort of live for the moment or the "tao"
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i consider it a dangerous religion because its followers beleive once you die its over and you sort of live for the moment or the "tao"
Why would that be dangerous?
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because people would just live there lives and some would feel no need to live a good life
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Which religion doesn't have compassion built into its theology?
Christianity.
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because people would just live there lives and some would feel no need to live a good life
But the thread starter already said that taoism preaches compassion, moderation and humility, as well as being kind to others. What else would be needed to live a good life if not that?
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i consider it a dangerous religion because its followers beleive once you die its over and you sort of live for the moment or the "tao"
Reincarnation became part of Taoism in about 3000 BC

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because people would just live there lives and some would feel no need to live a good life
Taoism stresses a balance in the universe. If do not live a good life, you will suffer the consequences. If you live a good life, you will be justly rewards.

Dangerous? hardly.

You know what scares me? Crusades (especially the children's), the Inquisition, St. Bartholemieu (sp?) massacre, IRA, Army of Christ, and other extremist groups. Possibly some of the most novel forms of torture and execution were developed in the name of Christianity. And you dare call taoism dangerous? When's the last time you heard of a radical taoist? The most radical I can think of live as humble monks doing charity and maintaining temples.
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Taoism stresses a balance in the universe. If do not live a good life, you will suffer the consequences. If you live a good life, you will be justly rewards.

Dangerous? hardly.

You know what scares me? Crusades (especially the children's), the Inquisition, St. Bartholemieu (sp?) massacre, IRA, Army of Christ, and other extremist groups. Possibly some of the most novel forms of torture and execution were developed in the name of Christianity. And you dare call taoism dangerous? When's the last time you heard of a radical taoist? The most radical I can think of live as humble monks doing charity and maintaining temples.
chill out im going off what i was taught at school buy my teacher and the "facts" were wrong. those groups so in the name of that doesnt mean they represent christianity. i mean wtf is with everyone hating on christianity is it because they are afraid of it? or is it because its one of the largerst religions in the world? i donno but calm the **** down you said lets talk taoism and we are. personally i dont see how anyone in their right mind could beleive in taoism. but ou probably think the same thing as christianity
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i dont see how anyone in their right mind could beleive in taoism. but ou probably think the same thing as christianity
Not necessarily so.

Why do you feel that way about taoism? It sounds similar to alot of Eastern religions which in fact tend to be very pragmatic so I'm interested in why you feel otherwise.
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Not necessarily so.

Why do you feel that way about taoism? It sounds similar to alot of Eastern religions which in fact tend to be very pragmatic so I'm interested in why you feel otherwise.
because the logic in taoism doesnt make sense too me. hey im 15 and questioning my faith so im sorta lost i guess
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because the logic in taoism doesnt make sense too me. hey im 15 and questioning my faith so im sorta lost i guess
What particularly doesn't work for you though? Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing one over the other because I'm not even Taoist but I think it's healthy to understand a variety of faiths if only to give you new perspectives and understanding of your own.

It's cool if you can't really explain what it is, after all you don't have to justify your beliefs to anyone but nonetheless I think you would be enriched in your own faith by learning about others.
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What particularly doesn't work for you though? Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing one over the other because I'm not even Taoist but I think it's healthy to understand a variety of faiths if only to give you new perspectives and understanding of your own.

It's cool if you can't really explain what it is, after all you don't have to justify your beliefs to anyone but nonetheless I think you would be enriched in your own faith by learning about others.
like me being reincarnated and stuff and there being no god but just a universal truth
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hey im 15 and questioning my faith so im sorta lost i guess
Then ask question do not troll. You are on the verge of a vaction from PbN so if you want to know more about Taoism then ask questions. If not then get out of this thread as your trolling is not wanted in here.

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