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The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
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The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith

Over the last few years a handful of small UK and US businesses have popped-up selling religious soft toys aimed at parents of children aged under 10.
Hindu-origin parents are the business brains behind many of the brands, hoping to maximise sales in the run up to Diwali, the festival of lights which is on 4 November this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-5892...gn=KARANGA

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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
(October 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith

Over the last few years a handful of small UK and US businesses have popped-up selling religious soft toys aimed at parents of children aged under 10.
Hindu-origin parents are the business brains behind many of the brands, hoping to maximise sales in the run up to Diwali, the festival of lights which is on 4 November this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-5892...gn=KARANGA

Catch 'em young before they learn to think!

Guess those are better than those Jebus on a cross necklaces we got and were supposed to be excited about.
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
My greatest regret is that I haven't come up with a religious trinket that I could sell to theists.
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
(October 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith

Over the last few years a handful of small UK and US businesses have popped-up selling religious soft toys aimed at parents of children aged under 10.
Hindu-origin parents are the business brains behind many of the brands, hoping to maximise sales in the run up to Diwali, the festival of lights which is on 4 November this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-5892...gn=KARANGA

Catch 'em young before they learn to think!

Fark!  We had about three different soft toys. Teddy Bears, Horsies and a Golliwog, which are un PC today.. In Oz. The golliwog was part of our casual racism, which has largely gone. Today people just lie. We also had N-boy licorice 

I gave JBTB (Jolly Blue Teddy Bear) to my Godson's daughter when she was two. He was over two feet long and powder blue. He wore a hideous seersucker tie.  My wife had won him in a raffle when she was about 12. She gave him to me because I no longer had any teddys ( my little brother pinched them all) I was very touched.

(October 23, 2021 at 5:03 pm)Spongebob Wrote: My greatest regret is that I haven't come up with a religious trinket that I could sell to theists.

 Pretty sure I have some rosary beads somewhere.

My mum had this crucifix from her mum, ivory under the body of Jesus.. The crucifix slid off the base to fit standing in a slot. Inside the body of the cross was all the gear a priest needs for last rites.  Small vials of oil and holy water and a small, clean white cloth.  Bet I could sell that on Ebay.
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
(October 23, 2021 at 5:03 pm)Spongebob Wrote: My greatest regret is that I haven't come up with a religious trinket that I could sell to theists.

Just do what the theists do, copy somebody else.
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
Faith?

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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
(October 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith

Over the last few years a handful of small UK and US businesses have popped-up selling religious soft toys aimed at parents of children aged under 10.
Hindu-origin parents are the business brains behind many of the brands, hoping to maximise sales in the run up to Diwali, the festival of lights which is on 4 November this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-5892...gn=KARANGA

Catch 'em young before they learn to think!

I've wondered whether indians still believe in the hindu gods. I don't know much about their religion but when you have a picture or a statue of a god, one that has an elephant head, another that has many arms, another guy who is blue skinned, it removes the mystery.
Where did those drawings come from?

Someone should do a poll on indians who have moved to western countries.

The imageless jewish god at least has that mystery. The christian heaven is a mystery.
The soul and spirit.... again a mystery. What is it? How does it work? What does it look like?
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
(October 24, 2021 at 11:52 pm)Ferrocyanide Wrote:
(October 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith

Over the last few years a handful of small UK and US businesses have popped-up selling religious soft toys aimed at parents of children aged under 10.
Hindu-origin parents are the business brains behind many of the brands, hoping to maximise sales in the run up to Diwali, the festival of lights which is on 4 November this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-5892...gn=KARANGA

Catch 'em young before they learn to think!

I've wondered whether indians still believe in the hindu gods. I don't know much about their religion but when you have a picture or a statue of a god, one that has an elephant head, another that has many arms, another guy who is blue skinned, it removes the mystery.
Where did those drawings come from?

Someone should do a poll on indians who have moved to western countries.

The imageless jewish god at least has that mystery. The christian heaven is a mystery.
The soul and spirit.... again a mystery. What is it? How does it work? What does it look like?

 You seem to be suggesting that Hindus who move to other countries lose their faith. Why on earth should they, any more than say Christian moving to  country in which Christianity is not the biggest religion? On the face of it, your position seems to be a very bigoted one

I strongly suggest you do some reading. Below perhaps a starting point


"Hinduism (/ˈhɪnduɪzəm/)[1] is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life.[note 1][note 2] It is the world's third-largest religion, with over 1.2 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus.[2][web 1][web 2] The word Hindu is an exonym,[3][4][note 3] and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world,[note 4] many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.''the Eternal Dharma''), which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu texts.[5][6][7][8][note 5][excessive citations] Another, though less fitting,[9] self-designation is Vaidika dharma,[10][11][12][13] the 'dharma related to the Vedas.'[web 3]

Hinduism is a diverse system of thought marked by a range of philosophies and shared concepts, ritualscosmological systems, pilgrimage sites, and shared textual sources that discuss theology, metaphysicsmythology, Vedic yajnayogaagamic rituals, and temple building, among other topics.[14] Prominent themes in Hindu beliefs include the four Puruṣārthas, the proper goals or aims of human life; namely, dharma (ethics/duties), artha (prosperity/work), kama (desires/passions) and moksha (liberation/freedom from the passions and the cycle of death and rebirth),[15][16] as well as karma (action, intent and consequences) and saṃsāra (cycle of death and rebirth).[17][18] Hinduism prescribes the eternal duties, such as honesty, refraining from injuring living beings (Ahiṃsā), patience, forbearance, self-restraint, virtue, and compassion, among others.[web 4][19] Hindu practices include rituals such as puja (worship) and recitations, japa, meditation (dhyāna), family-oriented rites of passage, annual festivals, and occasional pilgrimages. Along with the practice of various yogas, some Hindus leave their social world and material possessions and engage in lifelong Sannyasa (monasticism) in order to achieve moksha.[20]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism




There are a total of 15 million gods in Hinduism, but most people focus on one or a few.  The god with the elephant's head is Ganesha and is one of the most widely worshipped gods in the Hindu pantheism. 

"Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश, IAST[i]Gaṇeśa[/i], also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.[4] His image is found throughout IndiaNepalSri LankaThailandIndonesia (Java and Bali), SingaporeMalaysiaPhilippines, and Bangladesh and in countries with large ethnic Indian populations including FijiGuyanaMauritius, and Trinidad and Tobago.[5] Hindu denominations worship him regardless of affiliations.[6] Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains and Buddhists.[7]

Although Ganesha has many attributes, he is readily identified by his elephant head.[8] He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles and thought to bring good luck;[9][10] the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom.[11] As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as a patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.[2][12] Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha


To answer your question, yes Hinduism is very much alive and has over a billion followers..
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
(October 25, 2021 at 3:01 am)Oldandeasilyconfused Wrote:
(October 24, 2021 at 11:52 pm)Ferrocyanide Wrote: I've wondered whether indians still believe in the hindu gods. I don't know much about their religion but when you have a picture or a statue of a god, one that has an elephant head, another that has many arms, another guy who is blue skinned, it removes the mystery.
Where did those drawings come from?

Someone should do a poll on indians who have moved to western countries.

The imageless jewish god at least has that mystery. The christian heaven is a mystery.
The soul and spirit.... again a mystery. What is it? How does it work? What does it look like?

 You seem to be suggesting that Hindus who move to other countries lose their faith. Why on earth should they, any more than say Christian moving to  country in which Christianity is not the biggest religion? On the face of it, your position seems to be a very bigoted one
Yes, it is bigoted.

I am under the impression that christians view themselves as superior. In the past, it was about racial and religious superiority. The racial part has been reduced a lot in the late 20 th century but I think that the idea of religious superiority is still there.
Catholics, protestants, mormon, jehova’s witnesses invest heavily into spreading their religion.
I am also under the impression that they are not at all interested in learning about other religions. In some cases, they aren’t interested in reading their own bible.

This is my wild guess:
The probability of a christian leaving his own religion and becoming a hindu or atheist is low.
The probability of a hindu leaving his own religion and becoming a christian or atheist is low but it is higher than the case of the christians.



Quote:There are a total of 15 million gods in Hinduism, but most people focus on one or a few.  The god with the elephant's head is Ganesha and is one of the most widely worshipped gods in the Hindu pantheism.


==I checked out this site
Source:
https://www.hinduismfacts.org/how-many-g...-hinduism/
“The most common answer to this question is that there are 330 million gods”
“Also, many Hindus do not agree with this number. Some say there is only one God, while some say there are 33 gods only. The reason behind this confusion is that the different scriptures give different numbers.”
“But the majority of times, the number 33 crore is mentioned, so we can say that 330 million gods and goddesses per the Skanda Purana.”
“Per this Purana, there are about 3 crore Hindu gods.”

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hindu_deities
“Number of deities in Hinduism
Most of the Hindu temples are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu (including his incarnations Krishna and Rama), Brahma, Shakti (the mother goddess, hence including the forms of Durga and Kali and Parvati, Lakshmi (including her incarnations Sita and Radha etc) [11][12][13]

The Hindu scriptures claimed that there were 33 Koti or 33 Types gods, koti, in Sanskrit, means crore and “types” (33 कोटि = प्रकार).[citation needed]The most common belief is there are 33 crore(330 Million) deities,while, according to some scholars, there are 33 types of deities, they claim ,"Koti" in Sanskrit language it means प्रकार(types) and also कोटि(crore).

As per the context it means to be 33 type (33 koti) including Eight Vasus (deities of material elements) – Dyauṣ "Sky", Pṛthivī "Earth", Vāyu "Wind", Agni "Fire", Nakṣatra "Stars", Varuṇa "Water", Sūrya "Sun", Chandra "Moon" Twelve Ādityas (personified deities) – Vishnu, Aryaman, Indra (Śakra), Tvāṣṭṛ, Varuṇa, Bhaga, Savitṛ, Vivasvat, Aṃśa, Mitra, Pūṣan, Dakṣa. [14]”

Source:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-33-mi..._b_1737207
“The way it's explained is that in order to keep the universe running, Krishna, the supreme being, has put into place individuals that oversee different parts of the material universe. These individuals are powerful beings that have been appointed by Krishna and have been bestowed with the necessary powers and abilities to manage and govern their area of creation. They can be referred to as demigods. For example, there is someone responsible for the sun and his name is Surya. The goddess Saraswati is the overseer of knowledge. The creator of the material universe is known as Brahma. The destruction of the universe is overseen by Shiva and Vishnu serves as the maintainer. There are individuals overseeing the oceans, the wind, and practically every facet of creations. When seen from this perspective, 33 million is not that big a number.“

^^^^^This guy forgot to multiple by 10?
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RE: The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith
When considering the full breadth of observed phenomena, is it any wonder that hindus imagined a bunch of middle managers? "Fuck, this is alot"..said one, "yeah, must be whole organization", said the other. It's part and parcel to theism, to imagining gods and fundamental forces..as people.
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