This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was - should be merged - SimonP 13:10, May 18, 2005 (UTC)
Sociological analysis of gurus—especially some of the more obscure information that you have contributed—is only tangentially related to the doctrine of the guru in Eastern religion. --goethean 17:46, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
wrong, they analyze the guru in Eastern religion, Eastern and Western society. Your argument is the same as saying that the sociological view of religion cannot treat at that article. Andries 17:53, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
No, that doesn't follow. A religious doctrine is not the same type of thing as religion in general. --goethean
Agree with deletion. Article is ill-named and consists primarily of argumentative material, the author of which is the one requesting its deletion. Mkweise 18:23, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
Guru of all types use personal influence and have some power on other people or groups. Thus the whole guru phenomenom could be related to sociology, or better, social psychology. There is no need to have a specific article where some gurus (the western flavour) would be related to sociology while others (the eastern flavour) would not be. To split the guru article in two article makes an artificial distinction. Merge with guru 11 May 2005 user:Pgreenfinch
Delete, POV fork. Megan1967 06:43, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
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