QUOTE(bigmonkey2382 @ Mar 31 2008, 10:51 AM) [snapback]3606960[/snapback]
I don't see any religion stripping my pride if I indeed followed a religion.
Yeah, but when that religion tells you your ways and your father's/grandfather's ways of living and culture is wrong and immoral, causing them to change their lifestyles which turned out for the worst, that is when it strips you of your pride. The main religions looked down upon indigenous beliefs and made them feel like $hit and convert to their ways, I don't see how that is pride inducing at all. Cmon guys, its not that hard to see. What did Tibetan Buddhism do to Mongolia besides cause ethnic Mongolians to wage civil war against each other, bow down to a foreign spiritual leader, do away with out militant culture, and become appeasers and subjects of the Manchurian Empire? I'm I just crazy?