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Party Like It's 2659
Why 2000?
  March 11, 1999, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...Unlike the other religions mentioned so far, Hinduism is based on a belief in more than one god. In fact, the religion does not trace its origins to one particular founder and has no institutional structure, according to the Larrouse Dictionary of Religion..."

The Wrong Kind of Rebel Rock
Why bands are lowering the Confederate battle flag
DAILY Music  July 22, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...They were re-appropriating it. This isn’t the Nazis repurposing the swastika from Hinduism and debasing its meaning...."

Naked City
Watchdog group questions whether a public-school Bible course is purely academic
News Story  August 5, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...According to the Supreme Court ruling that ended devotional exercises in public schools, the Bible can be studied as an academic topic. For example, most large public universities, including UT, offer Bible studies courses alongside those focusing on Islam, Hinduism, and other religions..."

Saving Darma
A UT linguist travels to northern India in a quest to preserve the local language of the Darma Valley
News Story  January 23, 2004, by Dan Oko
"...Prior to that time, local people say, the Indian government hadn't even recognized the territory as part of the country. Today the region's three indigenous groups, including the Darma, resist their official categorization, noting that their religious practices are an amalgam of animism and Hinduism, emphatically not Buddhist as in Tibet..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 12, 2002
"...Some Eastern religions, like Hinduism, have lots of gods. Others, like Buddhism and Taoism, have no gods at all..."

An Alliance of Friends
An Alliance of Dripping Springs residents forms to defend itself against unregulated development.
News Story  September 21, 2001, by Amy Smith


Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
Arts Story  January 21, 2000, by Barbejoy A. Ponzio
"...Now we are getting more into the cultural traditions and religious traditions to see how many things are similar or different. For example, in Hinduism, all the classical arts are linked with religion..."

Aliens, Martian Colonies, and Dwarves
1997 Hugo Nominees Reviewed
Books Story  August 8, 1997
"...Redmond talks about her "geographic and scholarly travels," though she doesn't hold any scholarly degrees. She begins discussions with generalized, unreferenced statements such as "Recent scientific investigations into prehistory..." and "Archaeologists agree that the roots of Hinduism are very old." Many of her facts are simply her opinions and much of her position is anti-science and anti-religion..."

Sin Buddhism
Comptroller Nixes Tax Exemption for "Non-Believers"
News Story  August 8, 1997, by Kevin Fullerton
"...In Austin, an organization called the Seton Cove Spirituality Center, which is open to followers of all religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism, teaches "spiritual direction" in the form of prayer and meditation, but subscribes to no particular concept of a "Supreme Being." Asked how Seton Cove gained status as a tax-exempt religious organization, Associate Director Hannah O'Donoghue replied, "Oh, we're listed in the directory of organizations approved by the Catholic Diocese."..."

Do Not (Po)Go Gently Into the Night
Punk Rock(ers): Not Burning Out, Not Fading Away
Music Story  May 23, 1997
"..."So, why would you stop doing what you enjoy because somebody told you you were too old or too young or too this or too that? The final word for me in everything is, `Fuck You!'" Floyd laughs. "I've always felt, through life studies and Buddhism and Hinduism and being in punk rock bands and making punk albums, it all comes back to the great philosophy of life: `Fuck off!' I don't care what you like or what you want..."

Austin Artist Steve Brudniak Mechanical Wizardry
  June 2, 1995
"...A summation of Brudniak's themes came with the "Amuk Id Cathedral," constructed two years ago and shown at sites including Austin's Dougherty Arts Center, the Lynn Good Gallery in Houston, San Antonio's Blue Star Art Space, and the University of Texas-El Paso. He describes the pieces therein as explorations of various facets of psychological function, imbued with iconology from Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism..."

Trust for Tressed
Sheelah Murthy's Images of Hair and Rage
  May 19, 1995, by Phil West
"...Shakti also presents her queries about the commodification of spirituality. Her con-cerns spring from her idea that making a commodity of anything causes it to "lose a sense of power and meaning," but she also has a personal interest in Shakti, considered in Hinduism as "the feminine principle in the universe which moves the cosmos."..."

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