Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Religion and philosophy

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The following discussions are requested to have community-wide attention:

Talk:Creation–evolution controversy

Should the section on public policy include a reference to concerns about the silencing of dissidents? Cpsoper (talk) 12:13, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Classical music

Johann Sebastian Bach made several versions of the same Magnificat:
  • A version in E-flat major without Christmas additions (BWV 243a, 12 movements)
  • A version in E-flat major with Christmas additions (BWV 243a, 12 + 4 movements)
  • A version in D major without Christmas additions (BWV 243, same 12 movements as other versions, with minor differences in orchestration etc. – this is the best known version)

I think it is best to treat Bach's Magnificat on one page, Magnificat (Bach), instead of treating it on two pages (BWV 243a/BWV 243) for the obvious overlap when the basic 12 movements of the Magnificat are described.

Prior discussion: see links provided above in this talk page section. --Francis Schonken (talk) 09:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Template talk:U.S. Holidays

Should Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Halloween be marked as "religious" holidays? Ibadibam (talk) 21:52, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


Baring-Gould makes it clear that, while the hagiographic tradition varies somewhat from the historical and Arthurian ones, they're talking about the exact same legendary figure: a princely refugee from Brittany, named "Hywel" son of "Emyr Llydaw", participating in the Arthurian romances. — LlywelynII 13:41, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Buddhism

I propose that texts written by Buddhist writers and teachers that explain basic Buddhist concepts should be considered secondary sources as long as they meet the criteria specified in the guidelines (regardless of whether or not the writer has Western academic training). Do you support this? Dorje108 (talk) 21:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Day of Ashura

File:Ashura cutting.jpg
Pakistani Shiite Muslims perform religious rituals during an Ashura procession in Quetta on November 25, 2012.

Should an image (either the one right, or a similar other one) be included in the article in the section on Day_of_Ashura#Cutting_with_knives_or_chains


  • include notable part of the day, and similar images are very regularly included by WP:RS in their stories about the day.The image was previously removed per Wikipedia:Image_use_policy#Moral_issues But I note that the people are a) in a group. b) not identifiable (their faces are not visible) c) in public Gaijin42 (talk) 14:57, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

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