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  •  Caught flat-footed (3+ / 0-)
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    I don't really have much of a bibliography to share. The Guardian's CiF Belief section was running a series on Epicurianism. Not exactly pre-Christian but certainly non-Christian, Batchelor has some work exploring skepticism and agnosticism within the Pali canon.

    •  Thanks for your candor. (1+ / 0-)
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      Admittedly, this thread may not be the place for an in-depth discussion of this topic. But I think there probably is material for an interesting comparison.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 08:18:15 AM PDT

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    •  Ack, I should have read this before posting (0+ / 0-)

      my reply below -- you made the exact same points.  Hayes is fun though, and more trenchant than Batchelor!

      "Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so." - Robert Ingersoll

      by dackmont on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 08:06:10 PM PDT

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