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2014-03-17 12:53:40 PM
Can you show me?
 
2014-03-17 12:57:52 PM
There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more
 
2014-03-17 01:25:49 PM

dittybopper: Can you show me?


What? The shine of your Japan? Or the sparkle of your China?
 
2014-03-17 01:51:15 PM
farking people.  I swear.  fark.
 
2014-03-17 01:51:16 PM
Bwhahahahaaaa
 
2014-03-17 01:51:29 PM
If one judges the quality of a religion (or its founder) by the actions of its followers, Jesus must be a total asshat.

And America should really stop talking about "Constitution" and "democracy" and "fark, yeah" if you're not going to wall off your vicious retards from contaminating the social experiment with their inbred shiat.
 
2014-03-17 01:51:40 PM

dittybopper: Can you show me?


It ain't long.
 
2014-03-17 01:52:07 PM
How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?
 
2014-03-17 01:52:09 PM

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


That area isn't far from Ft. Polk so they may be a military family.
 
2014-03-17 01:52:21 PM

dittybopper: Can you show me?


Would you take me by the hand?
 
2014-03-17 01:52:48 PM

Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?


Louisiana. Public. School.

If that doesn't answer your question, I don't know what will.
 
2014-03-17 01:53:15 PM

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


GIS for redneck Buddha yielded this monstrosity:

photoshopcontest.com
 
2014-03-17 01:53:53 PM

vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.


...but it sure is skinny
 
2014-03-17 01:54:05 PM

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


Wouldn't all Buddhists just want to be more Buddha-like?
Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.
 
2014-03-17 01:54:58 PM
The school district's defense should have been "suck it up, kid. Existence is suffering."
 
2014-03-17 01:55:08 PM

dittybopper: Can you show me?


When you open your eyes, then you will see.
 
2014-03-17 01:55:14 PM

Anayalator: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.

...but it sure is skinny


We're sticking to Charlemagne lyrics.
 
2014-03-17 01:55:14 PM
It's cuz of that libtard Eisenhower...what kinda name is THAT I wonder...sounds German.  Y'know we fought a war against that etc etc
 
2014-03-17 01:56:14 PM

vudukungfu: Wouldn't all Buddhists just want to be more Buddha-like?
Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.


Both types of teachings believe different things. Theraveda believe that only scholars and monks can reach total enlightenment (the Buddha) whereas Mahayana branches believe that all people have the ability to reach total enlightenment.

There are other variances but that's the biggest difference. So, yes, we all want to be more Buddha like, but it's a matter of deciding who has it in them to reach Buddha
 
2014-03-17 01:57:32 PM

Anayalator: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

GIS for redneck Buddha yielded this monstrosity:

[photoshopcontest.com image 850x857]


Ginger ale.  Ginger ale everywhere.
 
2014-03-17 01:59:27 PM

Anayalator: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.

...but it sure is skinny


It never stopped me from gettin' busy

/I'm a freak.
 
2014-03-17 01:59:39 PM

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....
 
2014-03-17 02:00:02 PM

scottydoesntknow: Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?

Louisiana. Public. School.

If that doesn't answer your question, I don't know what will.


Beat me to it. Unless you live in NOLA or Baton Rouge, that whole state is pretty much the epitomy of herp-a-derp.
 
2014-03-17 02:00:05 PM
In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

s27.postimg.org

That this judgmental worry-wart?

s17.postimg.org
 
2014-03-17 02:02:55 PM

lindalouwho: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....


I'm not of any particular religion, but I do like to meditate. I would love it if there were places set up where I live where you could just drop in and meditate in a low-lit, quiet area. It can be kind of a pain to try and meditate at home with all the noise.
 
2014-03-17 02:03:19 PM

lindalouwho: Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....


Very true, but it does give you a better resource if you want spiritual guidance
 
2014-03-17 02:03:19 PM

somedude210: we all want to be more Buddha like, but it's a matter of deciding who has it in them to reach Buddha


Then they have failed to reach enlightenment.
 
2014-03-17 02:03:23 PM
www.slate.com

What religion in Louisiana might look like
 
2014-03-17 02:04:06 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

[s27.postimg.org image 187x300]

That this judgmental worry-wart?

[s17.postimg.org image 189x256]


Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.
 
2014-03-17 02:04:10 PM
Hat tip +1 to subby for the Bodhisattva pun!
 
2014-03-17 02:05:02 PM
More oppression of helpless god fearin' Christians by heathen furiners.
 
2014-03-17 02:06:00 PM
My Bodhisattva? It's in a folder on my music drive marked "Steeley Dan".
 
2014-03-17 02:06:12 PM

lindalouwho: Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship...


Yeah, but you do need them for your tax exempt forms from the IRS.
Especially if you intend to pass the plate.

You know, One man, sitting in a store front window probably raised more money and awareness to help sick children than the entire mass of churches in the county he did it in and all he has to do was say "Start your heart, eat a Farkelberry Tart, and tear the world apart"

now THAT's enlightenment.

RIP, Jack.
 
2014-03-17 02:07:08 PM

dittybopper: Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.


Maybe that's the problem. His followers are overcompensating.
 
2014-03-17 02:07:35 PM

Orgasmatron138: I'm not of any particular religion, but I do like to meditate. I would love it if there were places set up where I live where you could just drop in and meditate in a low-lit, quiet area. It can be kind of a pain to try and meditate at home with all the noise.


Daiju visited the master Baso in China. Baso asked: "What do you seek?"

"Enlightenment," replied Daiju.

"You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?" Baso asked.

Daiju inquired: "Where is my treasure house?"

Baso answered: "What you are asking is your treasure house."
 
2014-03-17 02:07:36 PM

vudukungfu: Then they have failed to reach enlightenment.


You may not desire englightenment, but that is ultimately the goal of meditation and Buddhism. The various breeds are more about determining who can actually achieve it through long years of meditative concentration
 
2014-03-17 02:07:53 PM
www.quotespedia.info
 
2014-03-17 02:07:53 PM

impaler: His followers are overcompensating.


Explains the sword thing, then.
 
2014-03-17 02:08:21 PM
Every area has it's rubes - we have skinheads in Huntington Beach, but they usually end-up in jail or squaler as a testament to their idiocy.

Still somewhat surprised to see a gov institution trying to get away with this crap, even in the South.

/ The butt hurt when folks are told that Jesus was a Buddah is somewhat fun to watchSpread the word!
 
2014-03-17 02:09:00 PM

Valiente: And America should really stop talking about "Constitution" and "democracy" and "fark, yeah" if you're not going to wall off your vicious retards from contaminating the social experiment with their inbred shiat.


That sounded a lot smarter in your head, didn't it?
 
2014-03-17 02:09:17 PM

somedude210: The various breeds are more about determining who can


when they should be trying to attain it.
this is where faiths break down.
 
2014-03-17 02:10:42 PM
He should have dropped some Bill Hicks style bombs on them. "You're all Christians, so forgive me."
 
2014-03-17 02:11:03 PM
Unfortunately, it's rather sad that a country pretty much founded on the principle of religious freedom (to spare the country from monotheistic shiatshows popular throughout history) oh, and btw, did we mention that this was the first farking Bill O Right we mentioned? would fail so miserably in moving beyond this Jesus vs the world garbage?

Would prefer a state where religion, any religion, is recognized merely as a condition listed in the DSM-5.
 
2014-03-17 02:13:28 PM
Buddhists in Sabine Parish.

They need to sell their house in town.
 
2014-03-17 02:13:56 PM
i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-17 02:14:15 PM
Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.
 
2014-03-17 02:16:52 PM

vudukungfu: when they should be trying to attain it.
this is where faiths break down.


They do, they're more or less uniform on how to attain it, but what differs from the traditional sects and more progressive sects is who can attain it.

You seem to be bashing a religion for things that don't actually affect it like you think it would.
 
2014-03-17 02:17:56 PM

Orgasmatron138: lindalouwho: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....

I'm not of any particular religion, but I do like to meditate. I would love it if there were places set up where I live where you could just drop in and meditate in a low-lit, quiet area. It can be kind of a pain to try and meditate at home with all the noise.


Check into yoga or tai chi classes/centers in your area. If they don't offer it they will know if there is a place around that does. You could also try online - groups of people get together in homes to meditate also.

/lucky where I live
 
2014-03-17 02:18:01 PM

dittybopper: Anayalator: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.

...but it sure is skinny

It never stopped me from gettin' busy

/I'm a freak.

I like the girls with the boom. I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom....

/

damnit, now it's stuck in my head
//I like my oatmeal lumpy
///Do the humpty-hump, slashie style!
 
2014-03-17 02:19:27 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.
 
All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

[s27.postimg.org image 187x300]

That this judgmental worry-wart?

[s17.postimg.org image 189x256]



I just have to.

http://www.pinoyanime.tv/saint-young-men-episode-1/
 
2014-03-17 02:20:27 PM

somedude210: lindalouwho: Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....

Very true, but it does give you a better resource if you want spiritual guidance


True. See my answer to Orgasmatron. On mobile, can't snip.
 
2014-03-17 02:22:16 PM

vudukungfu: lindalouwho: Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship...

Yeah, but you do need them for your tax exempt forms from the IRS.
Especially if you intend to pass the plate.

You know, One man, sitting in a store front window probably raised more money and awareness to help sick children than the entire mass of churches in the county he did it in and all he has to do was say "Start your heart, eat a Farkelberry Tart, and tear the world apart"

now THAT's enlightenment.

RIP, Jack.


That's pretty grassroots!
 
2014-03-17 02:23:30 PM

dittybopper: Anayalator: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.

...but it sure is skinny

It never stopped me from gettin' busy

/I'm a freak.


It is not the within the Eightfold Path to drink up all the Hennessey I got on my shelf.
 
2014-03-17 02:24:02 PM

lindalouwho: True. See my answer to Orgasmatron. On mobile, can't snip.


Good point. Gotta admit that meditating with a bunch of monks was a really cool experience though.

/and holy crap is it tough to understand a Thai monk with a Thai/Boston accent
 
2014-03-17 02:24:22 PM
Valid complaints:  Teachers are assholes; religion being taught as science.

Invalid complaints:  "Blatantly violating the separation of church and state."

There's no such thing as separation of church and state.  It is a myth.  The Constitution of the United States makes it patently illegal for Federal Congress to impose law establishing a state religion or restricting the free practice thereof; the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is incorrectly interpreted to force states to follow the rules imposed on the Federal government, which is a broken interpretation but still does not go so far as to impose Atheism as the state religion.

There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.  It would be illegal to prohibit these things.  It would, however, also be questionable--arguably legal, at the point where we get into the spirit of the law--for a school to enforce acceptance of a belief system and provide consequences for failure to conform.
 
2014-03-17 02:24:26 PM

lindalouwho: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....


If you need to get busy meditating, in a pinch, the bathroom of a Burger King will suffice.
 
2014-03-17 02:26:08 PM

Egoy3k: Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.



From the  last paragraph of the article:  Real religious liberty includes not only the right to express and practice your faith in school,
 This from the ACLU?  WTF?
 
2014-03-17 02:28:30 PM

dittybopper: Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

[s27.postimg.org image 187x300]

That this judgmental worry-wart?

[s17.postimg.org image 189x256]

Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.


His old man was waaaay too into smiting. ;-)

/raised Catholic
//now? not so much
 
2014-03-17 02:29:59 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Egoy3k: Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.


From the  last paragraph of the article:  Real religious liberty includes not only the right to express and practice your faith in school,
 This from the ACLU?  WTF?


Er, yes. Students have never been barred from practicing their religion in public schools. The teachers just can't be leading any prayers.
 
2014-03-17 02:31:16 PM

bluefoxicy: Valid complaints:  Teachers are assholes; religion being taught as science.

Invalid complaints:  "Blatantly violating the separation of church and state."

There's no such thing as separation of church and state.  It is a myth.  The Constitution of the United States makes it patently illegal for Federal Congress to impose law establishing a state religion or restricting the free practice thereof; the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is incorrectly interpreted to force states to follow the rules imposed on the Federal government, which is a broken interpretation but still does not go so far as to impose Atheism as the state religion.

There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.  It would be illegal to prohibit these things.


7/10 written well enough to be plausible.  You have trod the Middle Way of the Troll, but have chosen not to attain trollightenment so as to show the path to other travelers.  I salute you, Trollisattva.
 
2014-03-17 02:33:10 PM

lindalouwho: dittybopper: Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

[s27.postimg.org image 187x300]

That this judgmental worry-wart?

[s17.postimg.org image 189x256]

Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.

His old man was waaaay too into smiting. ;-)

/raised Catholic
//now? not so much


Ditto.

But on the subject of smiting, well, if you are going to rail against him, use a picture of him, not his son.
 
2014-03-17 02:33:36 PM

bluefoxicy: There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around. It would be illegal to prohibit these things. It would, however, also be questionable--arguably legal, at the point where we get into the spirit of the law--for a school to enforce acceptance of a belief system and provide consequences for failure to conform.


Um, it's not "free exercise thereof" if my taxes are subsidizing it.
 
2014-03-17 02:33:58 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Egoy3k: Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.


From the  last paragraph of the article:  Real religious liberty includes not only the right to express and practice your faith in school,
 This from the ACLU?  WTF?


ACLU doesn't take sides (or at least they strive not to).  They've represented atheists, racists (you might look up their work in Skokie, Ill), religious groups ...basically people who they feel have been denied their civil rights under the Constitution.  I'm a Christian, and I think they're one of the most important organizations  out there - they defend everybody, whether it's popular to or not (again, see Skokie).
 
2014-03-17 02:34:01 PM

ciberido: bluefoxicy: Valid complaints:  Teachers are assholes; religion being taught as science.

Invalid complaints:  "Blatantly violating the separation of church and state."

There's no such thing as separation of church and state.  It is a myth.  The Constitution of the United States makes it patently illegal for Federal Congress to impose law establishing a state religion or restricting the free practice thereof; the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is incorrectly interpreted to force states to follow the rules imposed on the Federal government, which is a broken interpretation but still does not go so far as to impose Atheism as the state religion.

There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.  It would be illegal to prohibit these things.

7/10 written well enough to be plausible.  You have trod the Middle Way of the Troll, but have chosen not to attain trollightenment so as to show the path to other travelers.  I salute you, Trollisattva.


Lol!
 
2014-03-17 02:34:12 PM

ciberido: 7/10 written well enough to be plausible. You have trod the Middle Way of the Troll, but have chosen not to attain trollightenment so as to show the path to other travelers. I salute you, Trollisattva.


Hare, hare!
 
2014-03-17 02:36:02 PM

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


You can be a Buddhist anywhere.  That's one of the beauties of Buddhism.
 
2014-03-17 02:36:08 PM

dittybopper: Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.


For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.

The Father ... hath given him authority to execute judgment.

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
 
2014-03-17 02:36:43 PM

Valiente: If one judges the quality of a religion (or its founder) by the actions of its followers, Jesus must be a total asshat.

And America should really stop talking about "Constitution" and "democracy" and "fark, yeah" if you're not going to wall off your vicious retards from contaminating the social experiment with their inbred shiat.


We did.  It's called "the deep south".
 
2014-03-17 02:37:32 PM

bluefoxicy: There's no such thing as separation of church and state.  It is a myth.  The Constitution of the United States makes it patently illegal for Federal Congress to impose law establishing a state religion or restricting the free practice thereof;


"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State." - Thomas Jefferson.

But what does he know?
 
2014-03-17 02:40:07 PM

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


There's a pretty big Asian community on the Gulf Coast, particularly in the Houston - New Orleans section. I usually think of it as mainly Vietnamese, but I guess there are some other countries represented.
 
2014-03-17 02:40:33 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.


"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." -- Robert Heinlein
 
2014-03-17 02:40:34 PM
Court rules against creationist teacher who ridiculed Buddhist student. Where is your Bodhisattva nvow?

As I develop the awakening mind
I praise the Buddhas as they shine
I bow before you as I travel my path to join your ranks
I make my full time task
For the sake of all beings I seek
The enlightened mind that I know I'll reap
Respect to Shantideva and all the others
Who brought down the darma for their sisters and brothers
I give thanks for this world as a place to learn
And for this human body that I will have earned
And my deepest thanks to all sentient beings
For without them there would be no place to learn what I'm seeing
There's nothing here that's not been said before
But I put it down now so that I'll be sure
To solidify my own views and I'll be glad if it helps
Anyone else out too
If others disrespect me or give me flack
I'll stop and think before I react
Knowing that they're going through insecure stages
I'll take the opportunity to exercise patience
I'll see it as a chance to help the other person
Nip it in the bud before it can worsen
A chance for me to be strong and sure
As I think on the Buddhas who have come before
As I praise and respect the good they've done
Knowing only love can conquer in every situation
We need other people in order to create
The circumstances for the learning that we're here to generate
Situations that bring up my deepest fears
So we can work to release them until they're cleared
Therefore, it only makes sense
To thank our enemies despite their intent
The Bodhisattva path is one of power and strength
A strength from within to go the length
Seeing others are as important as myself
I strive for a happiness of mental wealth
With the interconnectedness that we share as one
Every action that we take affects everyone
So in deciding for what a situation calls
There is a path for the good of all
I try to make my every action for that highest good
With the altruistic wish to achieve buddhahood
So I pledge here before everyone who's listening
To try to make my every action for the good of all beings
For the rest of my lifetimes and even beyond
I vow to do my best to do no harm
And in times of doubt I can think on the dharma
And the enlightened ones who've graduated

it's right there.
 
2014-03-17 02:41:05 PM

Marcus Aurelius: You can be a Buddhist anywhere. That's one of the beauties of Buddhism.


This is true, but it makes it incredibly easier to understand the teachings if you had a place of worship to visit and learn from. My reaction was more of a "wtf? Buddhists in the South?" type thing. I understand that Buddhists can be everywhere...and nowhere at the same time. :D
 
2014-03-17 02:41:58 PM

Man On Pink Corner: Um, it's not "free exercise thereof" if my taxes are subsidizing it.


Free as in FREEDOM, not as in BEER.

Secondly, your taxes are not subsidizing your right to freely exercise your religion.  You don't pay taxes to be allowed to not be Catholic Protestant.

impaler: "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State." - Thomas Jefferson.

But what does he know?


Well, I contemplate that the right of the "people to keep and bear arms" means that the people may be armed.  Our people are armed:  we have a military.  You, individual citizen, are not part of the military, and may not own a gun.

Oh, that's wrong?

No shiat.  Saying a bunch of stuff about what you contemplate about a law doesn't mean that's what the law says.  The law says you can't make guns illegal, and the law says you can't make laws preventing the free exercise of religion.  It doesn't say state functions must be non-religious.
 
2014-03-17 02:42:55 PM
What kind of uneducated inbred hick would yell, "You f*cking n*gger Asian-loving biatch"?

Seriously, is that supposed to be an insult or do you have Tourette's?
 
2014-03-17 02:43:22 PM
my very Southern US style Christian neighbor was complaining about some Buddhist monks who were visiting one of the Neighbors.   I pointed out that the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of Budda were so similar that a Christian could easily follow the way of Budda while still being a Christian.   She was so appalled and terrirfied that I did not understand the parts about intollerance and always eating meat, never doing good deeds or thinking good thoughts that she and her family no longer speak to me at all.

Maybe they figured out that I am an athiest.

Maybe they saw me talking to the Buddhists.
 
2014-03-17 02:43:28 PM

dittybopper: lindalouwho: dittybopper: Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

[s27.postimg.org image 187x300]

That this judgmental worry-wart?

[s17.postimg.org image 189x256]

Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.

His old man was waaaay too into smiting. ;-)

/raised Catholic
//now? not so much

Ditto.

But on the subject of smiting, well, if you are going to rail against him, use a picture of him, not his son.


I didn't post the pic, but I get where you're coming from.

Back when I was being taught there was much more emphasis on the Old; the church practiced instilling fear for compliance. A shame, really.
 
2014-03-17 02:44:51 PM

somedude210: Marcus Aurelius: You can be a Buddhist anywhere. That's one of the beauties of Buddhism.

This is true, but it makes it incredibly easier to understand the teachings if you had a place of worship to visit and learn from. My reaction was more of a "wtf? Buddhists in the South?" type thing. I understand that Buddhists can be everywhere...and nowhere at the same time. :D


I'm an holistic Buddhist.  I take my teachings from the sum of my daily experience.

I did find it helped to follow a priest up until they confuse you, and you then realize you have to figure this shiat out for yourself.
 
2014-03-17 02:44:59 PM

jigger: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

That area isn't far from Ft. Polk so they may be a military family.


The step father has been in contact with the owner of The Friendly Atheist blog. The background is that stepdad is a long-time local, the agnostic/atheist son of a preacher and his wife and stepson are from outside the area. If you want to read more about the case, FA's been covering it for awhile and has a lot of backstory from the family's own words.
 
2014-03-17 02:45:56 PM

bluefoxicy: It doesn't say state functions must be non-religious.


It does of those religious functions prevent someone else's free exercise of their own religion. For instance if a school district was holding prayer as part of normal school services...
 
2014-03-17 02:46:57 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I'm an holistic Buddhist. I take my teachings from the sum of my daily experience.

I did find it helped to follow a priest up until they confuse you, and you then realize you have to figure this shiat out for yourself.


Same here, they're a good resource for getting started but ultimately, your path to enlightenment is what you make of it.
 
2014-03-17 02:46:58 PM

Valiente: If one judges the quality of a religion (or its founder) by the actions of its followers, Jesus must be a total asshat.


I'm curious what you think of Mohammed.


somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism


There was a tremendous evacuation of Vietnamese (Theraveda Buddhist and Catholic) to the US after the war.  Many settled in Louisiana because of the similarity of climate.

The family in the article was Thai, though.
 
2014-03-17 02:47:10 PM

somedude210: You seem to be bashing a religion for things that don't actually affect it like you think it would.


Oh, I bash all religions equally.
If there were enlightenment, it could be taught.
If there were a way to eternal life, it could be achieved.
But there is no spiritual shortcut for attaining what mortals desire.
 
2014-03-17 02:49:07 PM

somedude210: Buddhists can be everywhere...and nowhere at the same time.


Where ever you go, there they are.
 
2014-03-17 02:49:22 PM

Orgasmatron138: lindalouwho: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....

I'm not of any particular religion, but I do like to meditate. I would love it if there were places set up where I live where you could just drop in and meditate in a low-lit, quiet area. It can be kind of a pain to try and meditate at home with all the noise.


Support your public library.
 
2014-03-17 02:51:15 PM

somedude210: Marcus Aurelius: You can be a Buddhist anywhere. That's one of the beauties of Buddhism.

This is true, but it makes it incredibly easier to understand the teachings if you had a place of worship to visit and learn from. My reaction was more of a "wtf? Buddhists in the South?" type thing. I understand that Buddhists can be everywhere...and nowhere at the same time. :D


I'm not a Buddhist, but live a lot of the philosophy.

Chanting "nam myoho renge kyo" got me a zen pass from pain periodically after a series of operations a few years ago. There are many good things in every religion, if only people are willing to look.
 
2014-03-17 02:51:43 PM

vudukungfu: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Wouldn't all Buddhists just want to be more Buddha-like?
Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.


Christmas-like?
 
2014-03-17 02:53:41 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Egoy3k: Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.


From the  last paragraph of the article:  Real religious liberty includes not only the right to express and practice your faith in school,
 This from the ACLU?  WTF?


I was being sarcastic by the way.  The ACLU is second only to Planned parenthood when it comes to misinformation spread by cretins.
 
2014-03-17 02:53:50 PM

impaler: It does of those religious functions prevent someone else's free exercise of their own religion. For instance if a school district was holding prayer as part of normal school services...


Then you can abstain.

I have been through this battle.  When I was in 5th grade I decided that the Pledge of Allegiance was incompatible with my personal ideals:  that swearing to stand beside a country regardless of its behavior, to fight for them for any and all reasons, was a foolish endeavor and left open too many questions of morality.  Thus I refused to participate.

My parents were none too amused.

The school was even less amused, and threatened disciplinary action.

I allowed them to continue the practice, but I did not allow them to include me.  The school can hang a crucifix or a picture of Jesus for all I care, but they cannot tell you that you must worship it, and they cannot be forced to remove it or to make other religious displays.
 
2014-03-17 02:54:05 PM

mlorton: There was a tremendous evacuation of Vietnamese (Theraveda Buddhist and Catholic) to the US after the war. Many settled in Louisiana because of the similarity of climate.

The family in the article was Thai, though.


well there was a big influx of Thai and Cambodans in the same time period at the end of the war so that makes sense.

Come to think of it, Mahayana Buddhism is really only what you'd find in China/Tibet/Japan. Southeast Asia is predominantly Theraveda. Kinda like how the Northeast is predominantly Catholic while the rest of the US is mostly Christian. Same kinda dynamic.

vudukungfu: Oh, I bash all religions equally.
If there were enlightenment, it could be taught.
If there were a way to eternal life, it could be achieved.
But there is no spiritual shortcut for attaining what mortals desire.


Eternal life could be thought of more as your soul, which lives on long after your physical body has passed on. Therefore, you could achieve eternal life if you look at it that way.

Enlightenment cannot be taught, the methods to find a way to it can be taught, but if you could teach enlightenment, would it really be enlightenment? Like all things, enlightenment is something different to all people.

The journey is what gets the mortal what they want, the end result isn't what the person desires, but the experiences one gains from the journey and the development of the mind in the process. That, ultimately, is what all mortals desire.
 
2014-03-17 02:55:17 PM

ciberido: lindalouwho: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....

If you need to get busy meditating, in a pinch, the bathroom of a Burger King will suffice.


Here in Pgh if you were in there that long I guarantee someone would be checking to see if you were doing drugs. Probably a lot of other cities too.

/I do see that you are in Chile
 
2014-03-17 03:04:01 PM

bluefoxicy: Man On Pink Corner: Um, it's not "free exercise thereof" if my taxes are subsidizing it.

Free as in FREEDOM, not as in BEER.

Secondly, your taxes are not subsidizing your right to freely exercise your religion.  You don't pay taxes to be allowed to not be Catholic Protestant.


impaler: "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State." - Thomas Jefferson.

But what does he know?

Well, I contemplate that the right of the "people to keep and bear arms" means that the people may be armed.  Our people are armed:  we have a military.  You, individual citizen, are not part of the military, and may not own a gun.

Oh, that's wrong?

No shiat.  Saying a bunch of stuff about what you contemplate about a law doesn't mean that's what the law says.  The law says you can't make guns illegal, and the law says you can't make laws preventing the free exercise of religion.  It doesn't say state functions must be non-religious.



Really? Because that's not how the Supreme Court interprets the law. But don't let that interrupt your train of thought, please continue and inform us what state functions can be religious and still be considered legal so we can laugh at your trolly trolly attempts at ignoring decades of precedent setting decisions.
 
2014-03-17 03:10:22 PM
One, two...test... Good afternoon, ladies and gentleman.
We're glad you made it here tonight, because you gonna miss out -- you can tell your friend tomorrow that they gonna miss out on a goddamn good thing we gonna give you tonight.

Yeah. Right on. What we gone give you tonight is to be down to the nitty-gritty. Yeah. You can tell all your friends way over in the...hell, hell, I don't care...you can tell 'em in, in over there in Watts.
You can tell 'em they met...you can tell 'em tonight that Santa Monica ha ben definitely set awn fi-ya. And they met...and they met out on a damn good thing. The best thing that ever happened to Santa Monica is gonna be here tonight. Yeah. 
And you can also, all you little ol' pretty, purty, little pretty one...ha...if he ain't here tonight...ha...you can tell him forget it, too, you know...Because Mister Whatever is here tonight...he gone get down tonight, brutha...he gonna get with it...he gone give you something that Santa Maukida never had...if it good to ya, it gotta be good for ya. Right on. Yeah. And one thing I can tell ya, brother...he is here tonight. Mister Magnificant One is here, the Beautiful One is here...and you little ol' pretty one here too...you know, whatever. Here is the Magnificant One, the one and only one, Mister Steely Dan and Whatever...
 
2014-03-17 03:11:19 PM

bluefoxicy:  the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is incorrectly interpreted to force states to follow the rules imposed on the Federal government, which is a broken interpretation...

There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.


Regarding the first: The 14th amendment specifically mentions citizens' privileges and immunities, the bill of rights is explicitly all about citizens' privileges and immunities.  Interpreting the 14th to extend bill of rights prohibitions to the states is entirely correct, exactly what was intended, and in no way broken.

Also, the "wall of separation" theory is outlined repeatedly under a dozen names in the federalist papers, which make the intent pretty clear.  Historical context (e.g. half the nation having come here as refugees from the British civil war) makes the goal of prohibiting a state religion and forbidding the religions from picking on each other fairly un-subtle as well.

Regarding the second, yes there can.  Such a law exists and it's called the first amendment.  A state actor using state resources, including wall space on a public building, to proselytize is "establishing a state religion".  Can't do that, sorry.  The whole point is that government actors and employees are not allowed to act in any way on behalf of religious authority.  Again, pretty much because we tried your way and what we got was farkin' Cromwell.
 
2014-03-17 03:15:30 PM

bluefoxicy: impaler: It does of those religious functions prevent someone else's free exercise of their own religion. For instance if a school district was holding prayer as part of normal school services...

Then you can abstain.

I have been through this battle.  When I was in 5th grade I decided that the Pledge of Allegiance was incompatible with my personal ideals:  that swearing to stand beside a country regardless of its behavior, to fight for them for any and all reasons, was a foolish endeavor and left open too many questions of morality.  Thus I refused to participate.

My parents were none too amused.

The school was even less amused, and threatened disciplinary action.

I allowed them to continue the practice, but I did not allow them to include me.  The school can hang a crucifix or a picture of Jesus for all I care, but they cannot tell you that you must worship it, and they cannot be forced to remove it or to make other religious displays.


WRONG WRONG ALL SORTS OF WRONG! Schools can only display religious symbols as teaching aids and only then so one can understand cultural and religious heritage as a specific part of a class. Not only that, but the display must be temporary, not permanent. Supreme Court said so, and they kinda have the last say on this sort of thing. If you want to argue the Supreme Court is wrong, I highly encourage you to for our collective enjoyment.
 
2014-03-17 03:22:41 PM
Pray the way we tell you.
 
2014-03-17 03:24:44 PM
It never ceases to amaze me that the same folks that scream about loving the constitution can only seem to apply it to the 2nd amendment and give fark all about the 1st.
 
2014-03-17 03:29:46 PM

bluefoxicy: There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.  It would be illegal to prohibit these things.


not sure if serious.
 
2014-03-17 03:35:16 PM

trappedspirit: Christmas-like?


yeah, they sure could Present themselves better.
 
2014-03-17 03:37:52 PM

AbiNormal:


Interesting enough, the Buddha, born in India, doesn't get much reverence there
 
2014-03-17 03:39:38 PM

somedude210: mlorton: There was a tremendous evacuation of Vietnamese (Theraveda Buddhist and Catholic) to the US after the war. Many settled in Louisiana because of the similarity of climate.

The family in the article was Thai, though.

well there was a big influx of Thai and Cambodans in the same time period at the end of the war so that makes sense.

Come to think of it, Mahayana Buddhism is really only what you'd find in China/Tibet/Japan. Southeast Asia is predominantly Theraveda. Kinda like how the Northeast is predominantly Catholic while the rest of the US is mostly Christian. Same kinda dynamic.

vudukungfu: Oh, I bash all religions equally.
If there were enlightenment, it could be taught.
If there were a way to eternal life, it could be achieved.
But there is no spiritual shortcut for attaining what mortals desire.

Eternal life could be thought of more as your soul, which lives on long after your physical body has passed on. Therefore, you could achieve eternal life if you look at it that way.

Enlightenment cannot be taught, the methods to find a way to it can be taught, but if you could teach enlightenment, would it really be enlightenment? Like all things, enlightenment is something different to all people.

The journey is what gets the mortal what they want, the end result isn't what the person desires, but the experiences one gains from the journey and the development of the mind in the process. That, ultimately, is what all mortals desire.


Memphis Tennessee has a "little Saigon" and I remember reading a few years back about Viet gangs clearing the neighborhood around the temple of other crime
 
2014-03-17 03:40:34 PM
bluefoxicy: what I imagine the Constitution in my head says.

Just stop. STAHP.
 
2014-03-17 03:40:50 PM
As a long-time Buddhist, I've been getting kicks out of this for a lifetime or more.
 
2014-03-17 03:47:33 PM
bluefoxicy: I have been through this battle.  When I was in 5th grade I decided that the Pledge of Allegiance was incompatible with my personal ideals:  that swearing to stand beside a country regardless of its behavior, to fight for them for any and all reasons, was a foolish endeavor and left open too many questions of morality.  Thus I refused to participatewas just as starved for attention as I am today, and although as a 12-year old I lacked the "sophisticated" worldview that I have come to adopt in my adult years, this conjured-up memory is what I wish could have been true.  Anyway, I am a contrarian.  There. That feels better.

FTFY.
 
2014-03-17 03:48:56 PM

There I Was: bluefoxicy: I have been through this battle.  When I was in 5th grade I decided that the Pledge of Allegiance was incompatible with my personal ideals:  that swearing to stand beside a country regardless of its behavior, to fight for them for any and all reasons, was a foolish endeavor and left open too many questions of morality.  Thus I refused to participatewas just as starved for attention as I am today, and although as a 12-year old I lacked the "sophisticated" worldview that I have come to adopt in my adult years, this conjured-up memory is what I wish could have been true.  Anyway, I am a contrarian.  There. That feels better.

FTFY.


If I had coffee, you would owe me a new keyboard for that.
 
2014-03-17 03:58:49 PM

dittybopper: Can you show me?


The teacher just has a problem with everything.
 
2014-03-17 04:04:18 PM
vudukungfu

Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.
Like fark's bigot brigade who feels it's just to call anyone who is holds a judeo christian belief any name in the book? And the moderators that defend that bigotry?
 
2014-03-17 04:06:17 PM
So the teacher did not argue for equal time? You know, teach the controversy and all that.
 
2014-03-17 04:07:19 PM
How the ruling said it:

"A federal district court entered an order requiring the school district to refrain from unconstitutionally promoting or denigrating religion."

How the school hears it:

"A federal district court entered an order requiring the school district to  words words words stuff blah blah blah words refrain from  words words denigrating religion."

And then they'll say "But stomping on them hoe moes IS me practicing mah rellijus freedumz!"
 
2014-03-17 04:09:16 PM

OnlyM3: vudukungfu

Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind. Like fark's bigot brigade who feels it's just to call anyone who is holds a judeo christian belief any name in the book? And the moderators that defend that bigotry?


Sounds awfully whiny for someone from a "...turn the other cheek" teaching.
 
2014-03-17 04:09:35 PM

OnlyM3: vudukungfu

Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind. Like fark's bigot brigade who feels it's just to call anyone who is holds a judeo christian belief any name in the book? And the moderators that defend that bigotry?


Leave us the fark out of your maunderings.
 
2014-03-17 04:11:33 PM

firemanbuck: OnlyM3: vudukungfu

Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind. Like fark's bigot brigade who feels it's just to call anyone who is holds a judeo christian belief any name in the book? And the moderators that defend that bigotry?

Sounds awfully whiny for someone from a "...turn the other cheek" teaching.


He seems to run to every thread which mentions christians, hoping to be a victim of oppression.
 
2014-03-17 04:19:58 PM
symptomoftheuniverse


More oppression of helpless god fearin' Christians by heathen furiners.

You must be a real kick in threads where one black man commits some crime.

// a bigot is a bigot.
 
2014-03-17 04:20:02 PM

Dragonflew: He seems to run to every thread which mentions christians, hoping to be a victim of oppression.


And I don't know why. I told him I sold my lions years ago.
 
2014-03-17 04:26:52 PM
If only there were some one-word expression I could use to describe a sort of what-goes-around-comes-around, what-you-reap-you-sow like idea...
 
2014-03-17 04:29:11 PM
It's funny when they spout off about how violent and evil Muslims are, when they've been just as bad. Maybe worse.
 
2014-03-17 04:41:36 PM

Dadoody: It's funny when they spout off about how violent and evil Muslims are, when they've been just as bad. Maybe worse.


No one expects the Spanish inquisition!
 
2014-03-17 04:47:33 PM

bluefoxicy: Saying a bunch of stuff about what you contemplate about a law doesn't mean that's what the law says.


I lol'd.
 
2014-03-17 04:49:02 PM

squirrelflavoredyogurt: What kind of uneducated inbred hick would yell, "You f*cking n*gger Asian-loving biatch"?

Seriously, is that supposed to be an insult or do you have Tourette's?


Inbred hick?

Try "respected member of the community and devout, Bible-believing Christian".

This is Mississippi.  Nuke it from orbit.
 
2014-03-17 04:54:37 PM

vudukungfu: If there were enlightenment, it could be taught.


Teach me to paint as well as the greatest artists of all time. If you cannot, skill in art does not exist.

Teach me write books that rival the greatest ever written. If you cannot, skill in writing books does not exist.


Do you get the point yet?
 
2014-03-17 04:54:54 PM

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: squirrelflavoredyogurt: What kind of uneducated inbred hick would yell, "You f*cking n*gger Asian-loving biatch"?

Seriously, is that supposed to be an insult or do you have Tourette's?

Inbred hick?

Try "respected member of the community and devout, Bible-believing Christian".

This is Mississippi.  Nuke it from orbit.


The judges would have also accepted "Elder in the church"
 
2014-03-17 05:05:43 PM

Egoy3k: Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.


Late to the party, but this is a good link to have along your thinking

http://www.aclufightsforchristians.com/
 
2014-03-17 05:14:06 PM

Dragonflew: One, two...test... Good afternoon, ladies and gentleman.
We're glad you made it here tonight, because you gonna miss out -- you can tell your friend tomorrow that they gonna miss out on a goddamn good thing we gonna give you tonight.


Yeah. Right on. What we gone give you tonight is to be down to the nitty-gritty. Yeah. You can tell all your friends way over in the...hell, hell, I don't care...you can tell 'em in, in over there in Watts.
You can tell 'em they met...you can tell 'em tonight that Santa Monica ha ben definitely set awn fi-ya. And they met...and they met out on a damn good thing. The best thing that ever happened to Santa Monica is gonna be here tonight. Yeah.
And you can also, all you little ol' pretty, purty, little pretty one...ha...if he ain't here tonight...ha...you can tell him forget it, too, you know...Because Mister Whatever is here tonight...he gone get down tonight, brutha...he gonna get with it...he gone give you something that Santa Maukida never had...if it good to ya, it gotta be good for ya. Right on. Yeah. And one thing I can tell ya, brother...he is here tonight. Mister Magnificant One is here, the Beautiful One is here...and you little ol' pretty one here too...you know, whatever. Here is the Magnificant One, the one and only one, Mister Steely Dan and Whatever...



You left off the "BLEEEEEP!   A HAHAHAHAHAHAHawwww"

/love Jerome
 
2014-03-17 05:27:22 PM

Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?


It's in Louisiana.
 
2014-03-17 05:39:03 PM

whosits_112: scottydoesntknow: Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?

Louisiana. Public. School.

If that doesn't answer your question, I don't know what will.

Beat me to it. Unless you live in NOLA or Baton Rouge, that whole state is pretty much the epitomy of herp-a-derp.


Hey, hey, hey. I live in south Louisiana (look up Houma and you'll see), and our public schools are actually quite good for the most part. No religion, no prayers at football games, and gteat academics at three of our four public high schools. It's when you go west and north in Louisiana that the banjos start dueling.
 
2014-03-17 05:42:04 PM

Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?


They're not stupid. Well, not that stupid. They're evil. They're Christian Dominionists, and they burn with hatred for America, the First Amendment, and everything they represent.
 
2014-03-17 05:43:02 PM

maram500: whosits_112: scottydoesntknow: Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?

Louisiana. Public. School.

If that doesn't answer your question, I don't know what will.

Beat me to it. Unless you live in NOLA or Baton Rouge, that whole state is pretty much the epitomy of herp-a-derp.

Hey, hey, hey. I live in south Louisiana (look up Houma and you'll see), and our public schools are actually quite good for the most part. No religion, no prayers at football games, and gteat academics at three of our four public high schools. It's when you go west and north in Louisiana that the banjos start dueling.


My apologies. My experience hasn't taken me to Houma, but the parts you metioned are the ones I've been through, and I always make sure to watch my cornhole when passing through.
 
2014-03-17 05:53:45 PM

Stephen_Falken: As a long-time Buddhist, I've been getting kicks out of this for a lifetime or more.


You and Galileo, Professor Falken.
 
2014-03-17 05:58:36 PM

Uzzah: The school district's defense should have been "suck it up, kid. Existence is suffering."


Or "Better luck next time"
 
2014-03-17 06:01:42 PM

Baz744: Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?

They're not stupid. Well, not that stupid. They're evil. They're Christian Dominionists, and they burn with hatred for America, the First Amendment, and everything they represent.


It's not evil, exactly, not in the mustache-twirling sense of the word, anyway.  But then again, neither was Hitler, in that limited sense.  He thought he was making the world a better place.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

That the quote is from C.S. Lewis may or may not be ironic, considering.
 
2014-03-17 06:39:35 PM
When I was doing residency in Columbus they ran the Buddhist church out of town.
I went to service one day and the windows were broken and "Jesus is the answer" was written in red paint on the building.
Police considered it vandalism and refused to investigate.

Then in town someone put up a billboard saying; "Don't believe in God?  You are not alone.".   The people who owned the billboard and the people who owned the property both got death threats.  Police removed the billboard for public safety.

Can't tell you the number of pamphlets that were left on my desk.  More than once I was invited to a social event and it turned out to be a bible study.

I'm so happy to be out of Ohio!
 
2014-03-17 07:15:29 PM

jnapier: I'm so happy to be out of Ohio!


Fark Ohio.  That's where my job went.  We had to work with them for a while before we all got let go, and wow, those people were stupid.  They made more work with screwing things up than they actually got done.
 
2014-03-17 08:36:49 PM
FTA:  "...on behalf of C.C., a sixth-grader of Thai descent and a practicing Buddhist. You remember C.C.: He was chastised by teachers and administrators at his Louisiana public school for his religious beliefs."

Names changed to protect the innocent.

FTA:  "Had Sabine Parish proactively sought to comply with the Constitution in the first place, the Lanes would not have been forced to expose their family to such vitriol, harassment, and intimidation simply to assert their fundamental rights."

So, it's CC Lane.  Got it. Excellent cover for the family.  Lane.  LANE.
 
2014-03-17 11:30:24 PM

vudukungfu: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Wouldn't all Buddhists just want to be more Buddha-like?
Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.


I am all for Christian's being more Christlike but that would require a crapload of wood for the crosses, not to mention the nails needed. . .
 
2014-03-17 11:47:37 PM

K3rmy: vudukungfu: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Wouldn't all Buddhists just want to be more Buddha-like?
Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.

I am all for Christian's being more Christlike but that would require a crapload of wood for the crosses, not to mention the nails needed. . .


I'd settle for them listening to his teachings.
 
2014-03-17 11:49:03 PM
Wow the Christionists lost...Is there still hope for America? apparently yes thank goodness!!
 
2014-03-18 12:28:48 AM

Valiente: If one judges the quality of a religion (or its founder) by the actions of its followers, Jesus must be a total asshat.

And America should really stop talking about "Constitution" and "democracy" and "fark, yeah" if you're not going to wall off your vicious retards from contaminating the social experiment with their inbred shiat.


That makes NO SENSE. Why would Jesus be a total asshat, if you are judging the ACTIONS of HIS FOLLOWERS. Wouldn't he be just fine and his FOLLOWERS be the asshats?
 
2014-03-18 01:02:16 AM

allylloyd: Valiente: If one judges the quality of a religion (or its founder) by the actions of its followers, Jesus must be a total asshat.

And America should really stop talking about "Constitution" and "democracy" and "fark, yeah" if you're not going to wall off your vicious retards from contaminating the social experiment with their inbred shiat.

That makes NO SENSE. Why would Jesus be a total asshat, if you are judging the ACTIONS of HIS FOLLOWERS. Wouldn't he be just fine and his FOLLOWERS be the asshats?


Part of that whole omniscience thing is knowing that nobody will actually live up to your message.

Look at Matthew 5:28 for example.  Did the Son of the God who invented testosterone expect that to fly?  Or did Christ understand that he was demanding something physically impossible?

If so, then yes, he was an asshat, no two ways about it.

And if not, then he's not only not omniscient, but a total dumbass.
 
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2014-03-18 12:47:10 PM

dittybopper: Day_Old_Dutchie: In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

[s27.postimg.org image 187x300]

That this judgmental worry-wart?

[s17.postimg.org image 189x256]

Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.



If He is going to forgive, he must have judged you to be in need of forgiveness, ipso facto, quid pro quo, and e pluribus unum, He must be judgmental.

Or you can come to your senses and admit there is no god.
 
2014-03-18 12:57:30 PM

Anayalator: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

GIS for redneck Buddha yielded this monstrosity:

[photoshopcontest.com image 850x857]


Randy Quaid as Buddha.  It could jump start his career.
 
2014-03-18 04:19:00 PM

jnapier: When I was doing residency in Columbus they ran the Buddhist church out of town.
I went to service one day and the windows were broken and "Jesus is the answer" was written in red paint on the building.
Police considered it vandalism and refused to investigate.

Then in town someone put up a billboard saying; "Don't believe in God? You are not alone.". The people who owned the billboard and the people who owned the property both got death threats. Police removed the billboard for public safety.


It never ceases to amuse and horrify me how horribly wrong some self-described Christians get the message that their supposed messiah was trying to impart to them... It wasn't, "Convert everyone at all costs and kill the heathens who refuse!"... I can't even fathom how one who claims to follow Jesus could possibly think destroying property and threatening to kill people is something he would approve of and want done in his name... I mean I know some joke that religious people are crazy, but honestly, that takes a very special brand of delusional to do the absolute opposite of what Jesus said while doing it in his name and thinking yourself a good Christian for doing so... It's baffling...
 
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