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Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.

by mojotoad (Monsignor)
on Apr 29, 2003 at 18:06 UTC ( #254040=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Religion in the Monastery.
in thread Religion in the Monastery.

As far as the original question goes, I'd think it's the Monastery metaphor that may originally attract the notice of many Christians, and it's the content that keeps them here. But that's just a wild guess. ;)

Let's not forget other varieties of monasticism, such as with the various flavors of Buddhism.

One thing ironic about this site is that, due to the nature of the online forum, perlmonks is a lively social environment rather than an environment of isolation typical of most monastic traditions.

Matt


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Re: Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Apr 29, 2003 at 18:43 UTC
    Let's not forget other varieties of monasticism, such as with the various flavors of Buddhism.
    Oh absolutely. When I think monk, Buddhist and Taoist monks are the first type of monks that pop into my head. I was just pointing out my idea of why Christians specifically may be relatively frequent here.

    As far as typical monkish activities go, I'm sure there are plenty of lurkers (perhaps with a vow of silence?) to make up for the active, vocal monks. ;)

Re: Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.
by DrHyde (Prior) on Nov 25, 2003 at 13:56 UTC
    I don't know about that - the real-world monks I know seem like quite lively fellows. Well, lively aside from playing sports. I expect the robes get in the way.

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