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DaneB
09-16-2004, 02:10 PM
Anybody know what Yao Ming's religion is? Just thought I would throw this question out there since we can talk everything about the Houston Rockets in here...

I happened to be reading through this, and then I thought about Yao Ming...

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/beijing/0201020893.html

buzz1701
09-16-2004, 02:20 PM
You can't ask that! It's not politically correct. Why don't you start a poll and see who's a Democrat and who's a Repulican on the team too?

FishBulb913
09-16-2004, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by buzz1701
You can't ask that! It's not politically correct. Why don't you start a poll and see who's a Democrat and who's a Repulican on the team too?

I dont think its a problem to ask, it would be wrong if he criticized Yaos religion though

Yan_Yao
09-16-2004, 02:27 PM
I'm not sure, but you can be sure that he has Confucianism or Tao in him.

Relativist
09-16-2004, 02:29 PM
Is that you, Charlie W.? :p

topfive
09-16-2004, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Relativist
Is that you, Charlie W.? :p

Ha! Even Pastor Charlie doesn't work THAT fast. ;)

supastevefoo
09-16-2004, 02:40 PM
mayb buddism?

edc
09-16-2004, 03:02 PM
antidisestablishmentarianism

edc
09-16-2004, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Yan_Yao
I'm not sure, but you can be sure that he has Confucianism or Tao in him.

Then he should be quite happy with the Zen Master as his head coach ;)

heech
09-16-2004, 03:24 PM
Most modern urban Chinese are not "religious" in the American sense... vast, vast majority do not belong to any organized religion, and would not claim a religion.

That said, most families have pseudo-religious traditions that tie into Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. But I stress the "pseudo" aspect, since religious practice is pretty rare.

It's unlikely that Yao would formally worship his ancestors (as they still do in most traditional Chinese societies, including Taiwan/HK), but he might sweep his grandparents' graves annually, burn incense occasionally, etc. He might bow to a Buddha when he walks through a temple (as a tourist!), but that's probably the extent of it.

m_cable
09-16-2004, 03:29 PM
Yup, my parent aren't really religious either. They mostly stress this concept of luck, and burn incense sometimes.

MR. MEOWGI
09-16-2004, 03:29 PM
Tao Yao?

ty185
09-16-2004, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by heech
Most modern urban Chinese are not "religious" in the American sense... vast, vast majority do not belong to any organized religion, and would not claim a religion.

That said, most families have pseudo-religious traditions that tie into Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. But I stress the "pseudo" aspect, since religious practice is pretty rare.

It's unlikely that Yao would formally worship his ancestors (as they still do in most traditional Chinese societies, including Taiwan/HK), but he might sweep his grandparents' graves annually, burn incense occasionally, etc. He might bow to a Buddha when he walks through a temple (as a tourist!), but that's probably the extent of it.

well said and explained! :)

Yan_Yao
09-16-2004, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by heech
Most modern urban Chinese are not "religious" in the American sense... vast, vast majority do not belong to any organized religion, and would not claim a religion.

That said, most families have pseudo-religious traditions that tie into Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. But I stress the "pseudo" aspect, since religious practice is pretty rare.

It's unlikely that Yao would formally worship his ancestors (as they still do in most traditional Chinese societies, including Taiwan/HK), but he might sweep his grandparents' graves annually, burn incense occasionally, etc. He might bow to a Buddha when he walks through a temple (as a tourist!), but that's probably the extent of it.

That's what I want to say, but you said it for me, thank you!
As he pointed out, most Chinese don't really know what their religion is, they rarely go to the temple(not just temple for budda, but many others, like GuangYing, and many historical God figure), but if they go, they will do some traditional things like pray and burn incense occasionally, and so on, but can't say it better than that.

DaneB
09-16-2004, 03:40 PM
antidisestablishmentarianism

In case anybody doesn't know what this ridiculously long word means...

Properly, opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England, but popularly cited as an example of a long word.

HoustonForever
09-16-2004, 03:48 PM
Maybe he's a Christian; if not, I certainly hope he becomes one.

Texas Stoke
09-16-2004, 03:54 PM
Yao's a free spirit. You can't pigeon hole that free thinker.

m_cable
09-16-2004, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by HoustonForever
Maybe he's a Christian; if not, I certainly hope he becomes one.

No Relativist, this guy is C. Ward.

KaiSeR SoZe
09-16-2004, 03:56 PM
Yao's religon is basketball

wasn't that like a HoopsTV slogan or something

HoustonForever
09-16-2004, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by m_cable:

No Relativist, this guy is C. Ward.

Compliment appreciated.

m_cable
09-16-2004, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by HoustonForever
Compliment appreciated.

So... can I hold your Heisman? ;)

Fegwu
09-16-2004, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by edc
Then he should be quite happy with the Zen Master as his head coach ;)

I bet 100 bucks that you are related to Coach Rudy T.

Otherwise why would you have so much hatred for JVG. Most if not all you post are against JVG.

Remember Francis, Mobley and Mr Mean are to be blamed for Rudy's exit. They are the ones to be blamed. They are the ones you should direct your frustration and anger towards. JVG did not do anything worng to Rudy T or his legasy. Infact he love Rudy T. So I do not know why you hate him so much. Maybe u are just another red neck southerner who hates everything Yankee or anything that looks like one. I apologize if I am wrong on that one. Get a grip edc. We love you and your video and audio clips.

edc
09-16-2004, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Fegwu
[B]I bet 100 bucks that you are related to Coach Rudy T.


Pay up to the tip jar.


Otherwise why would you have so much hatred for JVG. Most if not all you post are against JVG.


That seems to be a common misperception. I don't "hate" Jeff Van Gundy. I don't know the man. I find him a terrible fit, and at best a slightly better than average NBA coach, but I don't wish him ill will beyond an exit from this organization.

Maybe u are just another red neck southerner who hates everything Yankee or anything that looks like one. I apologize if I am wrong on that one.

Phil Jackson: Born Deer Lodge Montana. Not exactly the South.

shawn786
09-16-2004, 08:23 PM
Some times i think we should have a camera following around Yao 24/7 and have it air on t.v. I swear the rating would be off the charts. Come on what religion is he?? Thats just a lil over the top, but if knowing his religion some how gets us to win a championship im on board. If not, please lock this thread! IMO of course.

The Real Shady
09-16-2004, 08:28 PM
P.A.G.A.N.

Qball
09-16-2004, 08:29 PM
Dunkonshaqism

max14
09-16-2004, 08:38 PM
Asswhopin'ism

dback816
09-16-2004, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by HoustonForever
Maybe he's a Christian; if not, I certainly hope he becomes one.

Hmm...why? Let a man choose whatever he want to worship. Besides, the other dude explained pretty well what most mainland Chinese are like in terms of religious ideas.

However, the Dunkoneveryone'ism is what I prefer him to be...