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2014-05-14 02:47:06 PM  
6 votes:
Because the Chinese haven't done for that already?

Buddhist doesn't translate to super peaceful people. There are good Buddhists, there are bad Buddhists, there are angry Buddhists, there are selfish Buddhists. There are militants, there are peaceful, there are lots of flavors of Buddhists out there. And there are a lot of folks who use their faith as an excuse for some damn awful crap, and always have been.
2014-05-14 06:39:18 PM  
2 votes:

phaseolus: kling_klang_bed: hubiestubert: Because the Chinese haven't done for that already?

Buddhist doesn't translate to super peaceful people. There are good Buddhists, there are bad Buddhists, there are angry Buddhists, there are selfish Buddhists. There are militants, there are peaceful, there are lots of flavors of Buddhists out there. And there are a lot of folks who use their faith as an excuse for some damn awful crap, and always have been.

That pretty much sums up any religion or large group in general.

True, and since I started getting interested in Buddhism I've heard about a whole lot of examples -- a priggish moralistic strain of Sri Lankan Buddhism that makes Southern Baptists look like libertines, the huge Thai Buddhist organization that's practically a cult, a dodgy Vajrayana group that's also a little culty, and of course the teachers that sexually abuse their followers.

Just like any other faith, I guess...


...and certainly enough hucksters...

/ f*cking Nichiren...
2014-05-14 04:13:48 PM  
2 votes:
Islam: We even make Buddhists angry.
2014-05-14 04:11:49 PM  
2 votes:
Yep, Muslims are such assholes they even get Buddists to freak out. Which takes some doing. Next Up: Thailand

It's Burma. Fark that Myanmar crap.
2014-05-14 09:20:22 PM  
1 votes:
Nothing new. This has been happening in Burma for decades, if not longer. Coincidentally such oppression does not tend to occur in areas the West cares about. So all you hear about Buddhists is the Chinese oppressing them.
2014-05-14 07:45:19 PM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: phaseolus: kling_klang_bed: hubiestubert: Because the Chinese haven't done for that already?

Buddhist doesn't translate to super peaceful people. There are good Buddhists, there are bad Buddhists, there are angry Buddhists, there are selfish Buddhists. There are militants, there are peaceful, there are lots of flavors of Buddhists out there. And there are a lot of folks who use their faith as an excuse for some damn awful crap, and always have been.

That pretty much sums up any religion or large group in general.

True, and since I started getting interested in Buddhism I've heard about a whole lot of examples -- a priggish moralistic strain of Sri Lankan Buddhism that makes Southern Baptists look like libertines, the huge Thai Buddhist organization that's practically a cult, a dodgy Vajrayana group that's also a little culty, and of course the teachers that sexually abuse their followers.

Just like any other faith, I guess...

...and certainly enough hucksters...

/ f*cking Nichiren...


Ugh, was dragged to one of their meetings once. Knew enough about Buddhism to be turned off.

Get diagnosed with a disease (since beaten) and many friends will try to aquaint you with their religions. Though to be fair, I think some do it because they just want to help and don't know what else to do.
2014-05-14 06:11:26 PM  
1 votes:
George Carlin understood this.

"Do you believe in God?"
"No"
(boom - dead)

"Do you believe in God?"
"Yes."
"Do you believe in _my_ God?"
"No"
(boom-dead)
2014-05-14 05:45:33 PM  
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: mark12A: Excuse me, what Crimes against humanity are Christians *currently* committing?

As opposed to the *daily* outrages Muslims continually commit (like, ahem, Boko Haram)

There are a lot of violent Christian militias in unstable parts of Africa, like the Central African Republic. It's not just Muslims.


Yeah. The Lord's Resistance Army (and their kidnapped child soldiers) would like a word.
2014-05-14 05:24:43 PM  
1 votes:

Facetious_Speciest: Far more likely that he didn't convert to anything, he just went through some social motions to satisfy requirements so he could get that sweet, sweet...Islam.


That is true of anyone who converts to marry.  Or to save their skin.  During the religious wars in Europe, there were some towns that converted back and forth between Catholicism and Protestantism several times.  "Whatever you say, just don't kill me!" is the true universal religion.
2014-05-14 04:55:59 PM  
1 votes:
384,000 People in Burma Are Modern Day Slaves: Report

http://www.irrawaddy.org/asia/384000-people-burma-modern-day-slaves- re port.html


"I'm the 99%"

Is almost funny

When so many

Make no money.

Burma Slave.
2014-05-14 04:41:23 PM  
1 votes:
Buddhism was never all that peaceful.  Several Japanese buddhist sects have long martial histories, and there have been several examples of religiously motivated warfare across East and SE Asia with Buddhists being the aggressors.
2014-05-14 04:37:16 PM  
1 votes:

mark12A: Excuse me, what Crimes against humanity are Christians *currently* committing?

As opposed to the *daily* outrages Muslims continually commit (like, ahem, Boko Haram)


There are a lot of violent Christian militias in unstable parts of Africa, like the Central African Republic. It's not just Muslims.
2014-05-14 04:31:19 PM  
1 votes:
ikanreed: Christians also commit crimes against humanity.  It's almost like morality doesn't even remotely come from religion.

Excuse me, what Crimes against humanity are Christians *currently* committing?

As opposed to the *daily* outrages Muslims continually commit (like, ahem, Boko Haram)

/not interested in listening to whining about the past
//let's fix the present, please.
2014-05-14 04:23:39 PM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: Christians also commit crimes against humanity.  It's almost like morality doesn't even remotely come from religion.


Or maybe there are bad people of all kinds. Some happen to associate with various religions.
2014-05-14 04:21:24 PM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Because the Chinese haven't done for that already?

Buddhist doesn't translate to super peaceful people. There are good Buddhists, there are bad Buddhists, there are angry Buddhists, there are selfish Buddhists. There are militants, there are peaceful, there are lots of flavors of Buddhists out there. And there are a lot of folks who use their faith as an excuse for some damn awful crap, and always have been.


That pretty much sums up any religion or large group in general.
2014-05-14 04:20:11 PM  
1 votes:
Christians also commit crimes against humanity.  It's almost like morality doesn't even remotely come from religion.
2014-05-14 04:10:08 PM  
1 votes:
A silky cheek
Shaved smooth
And clean,  Is not obtained
With a mowing machine
burma-shave.org
2014-05-14 03:05:18 PM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Because the Chinese haven't done for that already?


On the whole I'd say the Buddhists within China have borne the brunt of Chinese violence historically. The infamous 9th century T'ang purge that wiped out most Buddhist schools was Taoist/Neo-Confucian if anything.

/fark that Pinyin "Daoist" shiat
 
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