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Originally posted by FlySolo
, I don't think I've ever seen an Iranian with a beard other than the ayatollah.
The faces and bodies of young Iranians have long been part of the political arena, an extension of Islam's role in governing public life. By law women must cover their heads and bodies; men are encouraged to grow beards (a sign of faith), discouraged from wearing neckties (too foreign), and now, banned from getting hip hairstyles (too subversive).
Iran launched a crackdown on so-called 'Western' hairstyles in 2007, yet the streets of Iran remain a mix: some men bearded and in conservative clothing – a way to wear their faith - and others in blue jeans, ponytails and long hair, or sporting the spiky style. At times police have cracked down on what has been deemed illegal hair or dress, just as they have clamped down on women whose head scarves reveal too much scalp
Local media published pictures of police men and women belonging to the "chastity squads" who detained for questioning women who were not wearing their traditional hijab headscarf properly. Some women were arrested and taken to police stations across the city until they could post bail. The authorities went as far as to fine some of the 'sinners' for their behavior
Iran is a secular nation,
Originally posted by DarknStormy
you pick out a subject that will demonise Iran, that is not exposing any truth because I'm sure the same could be done to the USA and other countries around the world.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by DarknStormy
ACTUALLY, the us government is running around helping saudi arabia install fundamentalist, wahabbi like islam in muslim countries and killing christians,jews,buddhists,hindus and pagans, while they're at it. they aren't doing this for the american people.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
Where was your outrage when this happened?
"California city bans public Christmas decorations"
FF, admit it...both IRAN and the USA suck
Originally posted by FlyersFan
1 - Iran is demonizing itself.
2 - This thread is exposing the truth.
3 - Like I said, if you want to expose evil that happens in the USA .. go start a thread on it. No one is stopping you.
4 - Your continued denial of the facts presented is rather odd to me.
Originally posted by DarknStormy
Well I'll go and find some facts myself and present them to you..
Some Iranians buy Buddha statues to decorate their homes and cars. Most are made in China and come from Iranian free-trade zones in the Gulf.
"As I understand, none of the customers cared about Buddhism, they only bought it for decoration," said Reza Sanaei, a shopkeeper who sells the statues.
A customer, Marjan Arbabi, said she personally did not like the statues. "But my parents have a set of five Buddha statues at their home simply because they think the statues are beautiful," she said.
Look at my thread history. I make a lot of threads about different subjects.
Originally posted by Johnkie
Gawd ure a lost individual... How can you judge a nation without EVER BEING there...
US is the 2'nd worst country in the world... Terrorist nation... Britain is nr. 1
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Religous and cultural freedom is alive and well in Iran ... NOT!
Iran confiscates Buddha statues to stop promotion of Buddhism
Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from "The Simpsons" TV cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation. Authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to a report Sunday in the independent Arman daily.
Iran has long fought against items, such as Barbie toys, to defuse Western influence, but this appears to be the first time that Iranian authorities are showing an opposition to symbols from the East.
The newspaper quoted Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as calling the Buddha statues symbols of "cultural invasion." He said authorities will not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such items. Ansari did not say how many Buddhas had been seized, but that the "cleansing" would continue.
'Cultural invasion' eh? :shk:
Iran doesn't mind exporting their muslim culture.
But it sure doesn't want any Buddhist culture/religion in it's country.
The 'cleansing' will continue says the powers in charge of Iran.
So in Iran ... no barbie dolls, no squirt guns, no open toed sandals for women, no Buddah statues, and don't be a Christian Pastor because you'll get the death penalty. Yep ... :shk:
From Buzzfeed .. things banned in Iran
Mullets, g-mail, gaysex, Valentines day, spiked hair, the DaVinci Code, grills (teeth), skinny jeans, tatoos, youtube, petcats, barbie, Harry Potter, George Michael, Kenny G, Batman, Jorts, Facebook, Cleavage, neckties, 300, studying political science, ponytails, rap, alcohol, pork, protein supplements, brightly colored clothes, pet dogs, mannequins
Originally posted by Kram09
Not being funny but the majority of the time lots of your threads have a Muslims are evil slant to them or they're bashing Iran.
Some have already pointed this out, but although Buddhism can generally be classed as a religion it is also more of a philosophy and way of life
Despite this apparent non-theism, Buddhists consider veneration of the Noble ones very important, although the two main traditions of Buddhism differ mildly in their reverential attitudes. While Theravada Buddhists view the Buddha as a human being who attained nirvana or Buddhahood, through human efforts, some Mahayana Buddhists consider him an embodiment of the cosmic Dharmakaya, born for the benefit of others. In addition, some Mahayana Buddhists worship their chief Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara, and hope to embody him.
Buddhists accept the existence of beings in higher realms (see Buddhist cosmology), known as devas, but they, like humans, are said to be suffering in samsara, and are not necessarily wiser than us. In fact the Buddha is often portrayed as a teacher of the gods, and superior to them. Despite this there are believed to be enlightened devas.
Some variations of Buddhism express a philosophical belief in an eternal Buddha: a representation of omnipresent enlightenment and a symbol of the true nature of the universe. The primordial aspect that interconnects every part of the universe is the clear light of the eternal Buddha,where everything timelessly arises and dissolves.