Talk:Sikhism

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Uncritical Research[edit]

Simply saying that Sikhs don't believe in an afterlife is a gross oversimplification, especially given the wiki's local definition of afterlife as a range of things that can happen to people after death, and the tendency of non-Abrahamic religions to try to distance themselves from a theology of heaven and hell. Consider that in some cross-cultural discussions of religion, saying that one "doesn't believe" in an "afterlife" is a way of saying that one doesn't believe in an afterlife in the kingdom-of-heaven sense, where one is trying to get permission to continue living in a certain kind of state and in the best of circumstances continues as the sort of person that they were before, with favorite colors and beloved ones and guilt over that time that you got a bad grade and so forth. Anyway, if you look around the web for Sikh sources it is clear that belief in rebirth is pretty common and, and that counts as belief in an afterlife in the context of this wiki. A priorlife, too. Shirtsleeves (talk) 05:21, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right. I went ahead and changed it. Just FYI, you can be bold and edit the page yourself on simple factual errors like that. Wehpudicabok [話] [変] [留] 05:56, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I was being cautious in part because of the replicated mistake on the afterlife page, and pretty fuzzy treatment of the topic on wikipedia. Shirtsleeves (talk) 06:15, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Sikh Parallel[edit]

Just noticed a tangentially related quote that essentially delineates sikh philosophy. Copypasta'd from /tg/ and Bill & Ted's excellent adventure:

1. BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER. 2. PARTY ON, DUDES. (AND DUDETTES)

ALSO. Gotta love the millions of sikh puns these guys have inspired. 164.106.75.253 (talk) 21:14, 29 March 2016 (UTC)