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Talk:Aloysius Stepinac

The subject of this article was convicted of several serious crimes by a post-WWII Yugoslav court. There are a range of views on the legal validity of the trial, ranging from the view that the 16 year sentence was lenient, to that it was a communist show trial. Given that context, should {{Infobox criminal}} be used in this article? If so, then should it replace, or be placed above or below {{Infobox Christian leader}}? Your input would be appreciated. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 03:17, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard

An editor with a strong POV Some editors tried to pass Owen 'Alik Shahadah as a notable scholar and his websites as reliable. Spamming it across wikipages related with Africa and slavery. He seems to be connected as he stated in the summary of this edit and even acknowledges that is an advocacy page. This has been discussed in the Reliable sources noticeboard here and here. Rupert Loup (talk) 23:11, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Christian egalitarianism

I made some changes with sources that where reverted. Egalitarianism is not a moral doctrine, where are the sources for such statement?

Also it should be added in the article about the Christian egalitarian activism. [1][2] Rupert Loup (talk) 20:31, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


To my humble opinion, a large part of this article could be removed, since it duplicates several other articles (Spirituality, Nondualism), and is merely about modern western esotericism c.q. perennialism c.q. spirituality: the idea that all religions share a common, nondual "centre," which can be accessed by socalled "religious experiences." The part to be removed are:

Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 21:33, 18 September 2015 (UTC)


If this page is not about idolatry qua Abrahamic sin, cult image has no business existing. It is less WP:COMMON to the point of absurdity and was only ever created as an openly oikophobic WP:POVFORK. This is not a scholarly/pleb divide either: Google Scholar has 165 000 hits for "idol" and 90 000 for "idolatry" versus 3000-odd for "cult image". The cult image page is so little cared for that it currently belongs solely to WPCHRISTIANITY, where "cult images" are either idols or icons, which has its own page.

Are we going back to the biased editor's original plan to limit this page's WP:SCOPE to only the negative connotations of "idol"? or are we going to merge cult image back over here? The current idea, where we have duplicate articles dealing with precisely the same WP:SCOPE doesn't really fly. — LlywelynII 14:11, 12 September 2015 (UTC)


So far numerous editors have pointed out that The Hijra is the Hijra. Fixing the current misplacement has been supported by the few people who visit a dab's talk page, except for Cnilep.

Cnilep is simply wrong. The Islamic migration to Medina is and will remain far more notable and central to worldwide English readership. Perfectly correct that vanilla & book Google searches for "Hijra" tend to discuss the Indian gender. However, the Islamic usage crushes others in Scholar and that points to the problem. The editors here got ahead of themselves moving away from the ENGLISH COMMONNAME of the Hegira. Hegira links directly here: Google shows the Islamic usage crushing any others. Hijrah links directly here: Google shows the Islamic usage crushing any others.

It's probably valid that the spelling Hijra isn't used in English for the Islamic migration except among specialists. Doesn't matter. As long as our article on it is at "Hijra" and "Hegira" and "Hijrah" are pointing at "Hijra", it is the PRIMARYTOPIC and we need to stop forcing users to type needless title dabs in their links and endure additional click-throughs to get to the topic they're looking for. — LlywelynII 12:53, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Buddhism and violence

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