Talk:Buddhism in Bhutan

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Not "encyclopedia-like"?

The section entitled "Persecution of Christianity in Bhutan" (or the first half of it, at least; the second half is irrelevant to that title) reads as if it were copied directly from the minutes of a legislative body -- and, in fact, it seems to be exactly that. The whole passage can be found online on the web page of a Christian organization, http://www.bhutan4christ.com/ban.html, which credits it (as does the footnote in this article) to an official Bhutanese government gazette, reporting on a 1992 debate. The trivial minutiae of this one day's legislative debate over a motion -- which apparently was not passed -- to ban Christianity don't seem very "encyclopedia-worthy," nor do they seem to constitute the dire situation described by the title of this section of the article. There's also the question of what that topic is doing in an article on Buddhism in Bhutan. It seems to me that the whole passage should either be deleted outright, or else replaced by a more encyclopedia-like sentence or two describing the legal and social position of religions other than Buddhism in Bhutan. But wholesale deletions seem to be frowned on at CZ, "be bold" notwithstanding, so I'll just register my opinion here. Bruce M.Tindall 22:35, 19 February 2008 (CST)

The original contributor seems to be inactive. Also, if there is no evidence that we are permitted to host the material, it should be removed. That's before we even look at its appropriacy. John Stephenson 23:09, 19 February 2008 (CST)

Hi John, could you please use your best judgment and do so? --Larry Sanger 23:10, 19 February 2008 (CST)

Please bear in mind that Indra contributed much of this from a book draft he was working on. Would be helpful to ask him. --Larry Sanger 23:11, 19 February 2008 (CST)

OK. I'm going to delete the persecution section: no-one has significantly changed it. I'll message Indra over this. John Stephenson 23:20, 19 February 2008 (CST)