I have just this lunchtime discovered that one of my colleagues is a Jainist. Well I never!
Update September 5th: I think that the reason that these religions seem so benign to me is that their adherents don't need to keep being reminded about the most important rule. While the big three (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) are all religions of peace in theory, in practice they seem to promote bigotry, zealotry and violence in at least some of their adherents. This is also true, though to a lesser extent, of Hinduism.Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at September 04, 2002 02:24 PM