Sam's Town Point
"...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..."
"...They were re-appropriating it. This isn’t the Nazis repurposing the swastika from Hinduism and debasing its meaning...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Some Eastern religions, like Hinduism, have lots of gods. Others, like Buddhism and Taoism, have no gods at all..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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."..."
"..."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..."
"...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..."
"...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."..."