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2013-07-08 12:06:01 AM
Why would anyone desecrate such a place?
 
2013-07-08 12:06:58 AM
Farking Muslims.
That's all I got.
 
2013-07-08 12:07:12 AM
Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...
 
2013-07-08 12:07:34 AM

Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?


Because the one thing a religious extremist of ANY type hates more than anything else is other, 'incorrect' religions.
 
2013-07-08 12:08:49 AM
Begun, subby ? This has been a thing for a while now...

 

Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?

Because they cant get the Dalai Lama to make them one with everything
 
2013-07-08 12:08:50 AM

mraudacia: Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...


Maybe he's just scratching his ear?
 
2013-07-08 12:09:01 AM

Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?




Retarded! Absolutley, nothing against retarded or and kind of tarded. But fark this is a special kind of tarded, I say. I guess the sky wizard are feeling lonely now. Poor sky wizard, all alone with their, omniptence, and all. awwww. poor little sky wizards.

ODIN!

BOW!
 
2013-07-08 12:10:08 AM
Budddha-Boom!
 
2013-07-08 12:10:13 AM

trailerpimp: Farking Muslims.
That's all I got.


farking post colonialists! Phew! Geez, get over it already. Jesus did!
 
2013-07-08 12:10:24 AM
Begun?

South-East Asia has been fighting this war for quite a long time.
 
2013-07-08 12:10:59 AM

trailerpimp: Farking Muslims.
That's all I got.


I have rather frequently heard conservative "Christians" say we should bomb Mecca. The only difference being that American Christians aren't in a violent, unstable political climate from centuries of outside forces f*cking with their politics.
 
2013-07-08 12:11:48 AM

alienated: Begun, subby ? This has been a thing for a while now...


no kidding.  Subby has been living under a rock.
 
2013-07-08 12:12:23 AM
LordJiro:
I have rather frequently heard conservative "Christians" say we should bomb Mecca. The only difference being that American Christians aren't in a violent, unstable political climate from centuries of outside forces f*cking with their politics.

This is true. Everything is exactly the same everywhere.
 
2013-07-08 12:12:52 AM
Hardcore Muslims need to stop being assholes. Bombing Buddhists? Really?
 
2013-07-08 12:15:01 AM
Bomb near the Bodhi tree.

/unscathed
 
2013-07-08 12:16:17 AM
StoPPeRmobile:  I guess the sky wizard are feeling lonely now. Poor sky wizard, all alone with their, omniptence, and all. awwww. poor little sky wizards.

"
When you are proud of what you have done, God will hurt you to remind you that it was actually God who did it. God playing a low tone on a whistle the length of a battleship and then taking his eye contact away forever.  This is what you deserve."
 
2013-07-08 12:16:36 AM
Meh.  This has been going on in Thailand for quite a few decades now, just doesn't really make the news internationally.

Apparently so long as its far, far, far away from Koh Samui and the Patpong bars, everything is dandy.
 
2013-07-08 12:17:05 AM
Didn't India shoo all those crazies into Pakistan?
 
2013-07-08 12:17:53 AM
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Last known pic of the shrine.
 
2013-07-08 12:18:01 AM
Man, this is enough to make some people sihk.

/ *puts on his sunglasses*
 
2013-07-08 12:18:33 AM

alienated: Begun, subby ? This has been a thing for a while now...

 Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?
Because they cant get the Dalai Lama to make them one with everything


That doesn't make "begun" incorrect.  Are you still upset your link didn't get greened all those years ago?
 
2013-07-08 12:21:29 AM
People died, Bodhi! You're going down!
 
2013-07-08 12:21:43 AM

LordJiro: trailerpimp: Farking Muslims.
That's all I got.

I have rather frequently heard conservative "Christians" say we should bomb Mecca. The only difference being that American Christians aren't in a violent, unstable political climate from centuries of outside forces f*cking with their politics.


One good salt bomb would end a tennant of the Muslim faith for 10,000 years (or give all pilgrims fatal cancers)

It would be a dick move on many levels, and shouldn't even be considered by people of reason. But it's a thing that could happen with a bad government. The Muslims have to purge their terrorists now, while reasonable men still hold power. All it takes is one bad apple with uranium and salts.
 
2013-07-08 12:21:45 AM
And the Buddha would probably not give two shiats about the temple so much as the suffering that would lead people to commit such violent destruction.
 
2013-07-08 12:21:57 AM

alienated: Begun, subby ? This has been a thing for a while now...

 Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?
Because they cant get the Dalai Lama to make them one with everything



Now I'm hungry for Pizza.
 
2013-07-08 12:26:12 AM

Tony_Pepperoni: alienated: Begun, subby ? This has been a thing for a while now...

 Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?
Because they cant get the Dalai Lama to make them one with everything


Now I'm hungry for Pizza.


Would you like a supreme with extra cheese or,

*puts on sunglasses*

Pepperoni?
 
2013-07-08 12:26:13 AM

fusillade762: mraudacia: Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...

Maybe he's just scratching his ear?


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2013-07-08 12:27:10 AM

mraudacia: Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...


Dude, don't be a hypocrite. Buddhism isn't a completely unyielding rigid belief system, no matter how devout you are.  In all cases, allowances are made for exigencies; the Buddha himself is said to have discovered the middle way when he collapsed from acetic malnourishment and was fed rice gruel by a passerby, and the Dalai Lama used to eat meat in small amounts because his doctors thought he needed it (can't recall if he still does).

Maybe the military officer in the picture gave him the phone so that he could make a report on the incident.  Maybe they keep one on hand in the temple for emergencies or extremely important communication.  You have no idea.

Buddhism isn't about fulfilling all people's ideas of moral purity at all times.  It's about compassion and awareness as best you can and the constant exploration of "best" through practice.
 
2013-07-08 12:27:50 AM

LordJiro: trailerpimp: Farking Muslims.
That's all I got.

I have rather frequently heard conservative "Christians" say we should bomb Mecca. The only difference being that American Christians aren't in a violent, unstable political climate from centuries of outside forces f*cking with their politics.




What, this? This is not idolitry and a perfetly legit religious move. shiat, it's probably from space.
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/wonders the market value
 
2013-07-08 12:29:27 AM

stinkface: mraudacia: Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...

Dude, don't be a hypocrite. Buddhism isn't a completely unyielding rigid belief system, no matter how devout you are.  In all cases, allowances are made for exigencies; the Buddha himself is said to have discovered the middle way when he collapsed from acetic malnourishment and was fed rice gruel by a passerby, and the Dalai Lama used to eat meat in small amounts because his doctors thought he needed it (can't recall if he still does).

Maybe the military officer in the picture gave him the phone so that he could make a report on the incident.  Maybe they keep one on hand in the temple for emergencies or extremely important communication.  You have no idea.

Buddhism isn't about fulfilling all people's ideas of moral purity at all times.  It's about compassion and awareness as best you can and the constant exploration of "best" through practice.




No, the acetic way is unnecessary, as is a "journey" somewhere. get with the program.
 
2013-07-08 12:29:33 AM
There are currently some 376 million followers of Buddhism worldwide.

www.animationconnection.com

"Well, I think that's just super."
 
2013-07-08 12:29:56 AM

stinkface: mraudacia: Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...

Dude, don't be a hypocrite. Buddhism isn't a completely unyielding rigid belief system, no matter how devout you are.  In all cases, allowances are made for exigencies; the Buddha himself is said to have discovered the middle way when he collapsed from acetic malnourishment and was fed rice gruel by a passerby, and the Dalai Lama used to eat meat in small amounts because his doctors thought he needed it (can't recall if he still does).

Maybe the military officer in the picture gave him the phone so that he could make a report on the incident.  Maybe they keep one on hand in the temple for emergencies or extremely important communication.  You have no idea.

Buddhism isn't about fulfilling all people's ideas of moral purity at all times.  It's about compassion and awareness as best you can and the constant exploration of "best" through practice.


I loved this post.  Thanks for posting it.
 
2013-07-08 12:30:04 AM

Wangiss: Are you still upset your link didn't get greened all those years ago?


project much, zero greens ?
 
2013-07-08 12:31:27 AM

alienated: Wangiss: Are you still upset your link didn't get greened all those years ago?

project much, zero greens ?


I am content.  You keep revealing more fixation.
 
2013-07-08 12:32:06 AM
DOn't they eventually just end up as Buddhislamic?
 
2013-07-08 12:33:09 AM
Buddhists can be pretty brutal when provoked.
 
2013-07-08 12:33:23 AM
Buddhists can worship both at home and at a temple

No. Worship is the opposite of what we do. One of the main driving forces behind the spread of Buddhist philosophy is the fact that it's not a religion. There is no worship, no idols, no magic powers, no set rules, no heaven or hell, no organization whatsoever. It's all about studying the existence around us and learning to accept the fundamental truth that none of it matters. We do have teachers and scholars, though, and Siddhartha Gautama was the first.
 
2013-07-08 12:34:47 AM
All religions are equally bad, right Fark collective?
 
2013-07-08 12:35:13 AM

StoPPeRmobile: stinkface: mraudacia: Buddhist with a cell phone... guess he missed the memo about the slaves mining the minerals needed for components, and all that sweatshop labor...

Dude, don't be a hypocrite. Buddhism isn't a completely unyielding rigid belief system, no matter how devout you are.  In all cases, allowances are made for exigencies; the Buddha himself is said to have discovered the middle way when he collapsed from acetic malnourishment and was fed rice gruel by a passerby, and the Dalai Lama used to eat meat in small amounts because his doctors thought he needed it (can't recall if he still does).

Maybe the military officer in the picture gave him the phone so that he could make a report on the incident.  Maybe they keep one on hand in the temple for emergencies or extremely important communication.  You have no idea.

Buddhism isn't about fulfilling all people's ideas of moral purity at all times.  It's about compassion and awareness as best you can and the constant exploration of "best" through practice.

No, the acetic way is unnecessary, as is a "journey" somewhere. get with the program.


There's a program?  Can I get it in the mail?

Seriously though, I agree with you, that's what I meant!  It's said that, at the time, he was all spun up on ZOMG ACETICISM IS TEH ONLY WAY!!1! ... until he passed out because he wasn't eating.  I don't recall mentioning a journey, but I think many Buddhists would agree that "journey" trumps "destination" insofar as attachment to ideals.  Sure, we could hop down the infinitely-recursive rabbit hole of "now you're idealizing the journey, derp herp", but the "there is no journey/buddha/way" itself is its own rigid ideal on the other end of the spectrum, and it's all about the middle, man.
 
2013-07-08 12:35:54 AM

Fair_Poopsmith: And the Buddha would probably not give two shiats about the temple so much as the suffering that would lead people to commit such violent destruction.


Neither, though, would he validate the views of those who committed such heinous acts, no matter what suffering they underwent.
 
2013-07-08 12:36:16 AM

propasaurus: DOn't they eventually just end up as Buddhislamic?


Came for the Dune reference...leaving happy....
 
2013-07-08 12:36:37 AM
Am I a terrible person for being most thankful that old tree wasn't damaged as opposed to the no human casualties?
 
2013-07-08 12:38:07 AM

StoPPeRmobile: I guess the sky wizard are feeling lonely now.


This isn't clever or cute, and it's not only needlessly antagonistic, it's wrong. A deity is not a wizard, since they've always been at least half-mortal in mythology.

If you're going to be unnecessarily inflammatory, at least think up original material, you hack.
 
2013-07-08 12:38:10 AM

doglover: LordJiro: trailerpimp: Farking Muslims.
That's all I got.

I have rather frequently heard conservative "Christians" say we should bomb Mecca. The only difference being that American Christians aren't in a violent, unstable political climate from centuries of outside forces f*cking with their politics.

One good salt bomb would end a tennant of the Muslim faith for 10,000 years (or give all pilgrims fatal cancers)

It would be a dick move on many levels, and shouldn't even be considered by people of reason. But it's a thing that could happen with a bad government. The Muslims have to purge their terrorists now, while reasonable men still hold power. All it takes is one bad apple with uranium and salts.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali would disagree. A former Muslim who sympathized strongly with the Muslim Brotherhood at one time, she contends that those who believe that anyone who offends the Muslim faith should be punished are not outliers and extremists, but the majority within the faith.

You'll forgive me if I believe Hirsi Ali and other Muslims and former Muslims over American news sources and American Muslims, I hope?
 
2013-07-08 12:42:56 AM

stinkface: I think many Buddhists would agree that "journey" trumps "destination" insofar as attachment to ideals.


That's pretty accurate. Buddha taught that there was nothing you could do to achieve enlightenment. You can't think of enlightenment or Buddhahood as the goal of the path the way a diploma is the goal of school. "You can no more cause yourself to be enlightened than you can cause the sun to rise," a master once said. Instead, you should strive to live the best life you can, and perhaps one day enlightenment will come to you unbidden.
 
2013-07-08 12:42:59 AM

Harry_Seldon: Why would anyone desecrate such a place?


Anyone who discourages tourist travel to India saves lives.

Don't travel to India. It is awful.
 
2013-07-08 12:43:05 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: All religions are equally bad, right Fark collective?


Blaming the religion is looking at the wrong variable. Religious extremism of any type is the problem. And "enlightened" Westerners have been sticking their dicks in the region's politics for centuries, destabilizing it. Extremism takes hold and gains power in such unstable conditions, and, no matter what religion the extremists belong to, violence follows.
 
2013-07-08 12:46:16 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: StoPPeRmobile: I guess the sky wizard are feeling lonely now.

This isn't clever or cute, and it's not only needlessly antagonistic, it's wrong. A deity is not a wizard, since they've always been at least half-mortal in mythology.

If you're going to be unnecessarily inflammatory, at least think up original material, you hack.


Yeah, stop being so inflammatory and disrespectful. Suggesting a comparison between an omnipotent, immortal, incorporeal, invisible, prayer-answering, talking-snake-creating being to a wizard is just a step too far.
 
2013-07-08 12:47:02 AM

Wangiss: alienated: Wangiss: Are you still upset your link didn't get greened all those years ago?

project much, zero greens ?

I am content.  You keep revealing more fixation.


I got my 51st green the other day!

Contrabulous Flabtraption: All religions are equally bad, right Fark collective?


I like the ones where they spend their days in quiet contemplation and help out those in need because they feel it is just the right thing to do.
 
2013-07-08 12:47:06 AM
A few days ago a mob of buddhists killed approximately 26 teenage students and teachers at a muslim school.  This could be retaliation.
 
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