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Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?

 
KK (OP)
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10/13/2012 08:11 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Far more quietly, and far more effectively, Buddhism is taking over my culture, than the much more hyped up Islamic takeover.

I hear tenets of Buddhism drip from the lips of my friends and acquiantances as if they were commonly accepted truths.

Meditation is held up to be the spiritual practice par excellence..
why, when Christian prayer is my cultural heritage?
 Quoting: KK 25477873

Because they'll do anything for you? Even fly their planes into ships for you?
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Who will?
High Times

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10/13/2012 08:13 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
How much anti-Buddhist propaganda do you see?

I see virtually nil.

Are they the religious flavour of the times?
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Monks will beat your ass are you serious right now,!
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Libra II
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10/13/2012 08:15 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
I don't think the word Kamikaze has ever been used in connection with 9/11. I wonder why
KK (OP)
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10/13/2012 08:15 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Because Buddhists LITERALLY HAVE NEVER HURT ANYTHING or IMPOSED THEIR IDEAS ON ANYONE in about 3,000 years.
So..................
You tell me the parallel?
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Google, or see previous posts on the thread.

Ideas and beliefs can't be forced on anyone, by any religion.

We accept them, or not.
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10/13/2012 08:17 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Buddhism is NOT a religion; rather, it is a system of spiritual and social practices to lead followers to true peace/enlightenment. There is not necessarily a God or other deity in Buddhism; a higher power is more likely.

Therefore, there is no comparison between Buddhidsm and
Catholicism.
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Dude you know all religions say that catholics do it to they have told me it's not a religion lol
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10/13/2012 08:20 PM
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I don't think the word Kamikaze has ever been used in connection with 9/11. I wonder why
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450


Religion is religion. You only have to call the right number and say the right words, and it will turn into the killer of killers.
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10/13/2012 08:23 PM
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I don't think the word Kamikaze has ever been used in connection with 9/11. I wonder why
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A guess - negative attention to Buddhism?


"Also worthy of brief mention in the Buddhist context is the Japanese use, in World War II, of suicide bombers known as kamikaze ("divine wind"). Kamikaze were military pilots who deliberately crashed their airplanes (loaded with bombs or extra gasoline) into ships. Kamikaze attacks sank 34 Allied ships, damaged many others, and killed over 5,000 people at Okinawa"

[link to www.religionfacts.com]
KK (OP)
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10/13/2012 08:28 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
I don't think the word Kamikaze has ever been used in connection with 9/11. I wonder why
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450


Religion is religion. You only have to call the right number and say the right words, and it will turn into the killer of killers.
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More accurately, you only need to stroke the fuels of fear, greed and power to start a war.
Religion is the decoy and historically the scapegoat.
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10/13/2012 08:30 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Eastern religions keep to themselves.

They don't give you friendly reminders of why you're going to Hell.

They leave other people alone, that's probably why they get left alone.
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10/13/2012 08:37 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Eastern religions keep to themselves.

They don't give you friendly reminders of why you're going to Hell.

They leave other people alone, that's probably why they get left alone.
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Apart from random Christian fundies, no-one tells me I'm going to hell.

I see so many Buddha statues everywhere, at lotto agents, in gardens, in houses, in shops, makes me think I am in Asia.
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10/13/2012 08:39 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
I don't think the word Kamikaze has ever been used in connection with 9/11. I wonder why
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450


Religion is religion. You only have to call the right number and say the right words, and it will turn into the killer of killers.
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450




More accurately, you only need to stroke the fuels of fear, greed and power to start a war.
Religion is the decoy and historically the scapegoat.
 Quoting: KK 25477873


You can do all that, but it only works with religion. Religion is no scapegoat.
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10/13/2012 08:42 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
How many atrocities have Buddhists committed? None that I ever heard of - no mass murders, no raping, or pillaging, or burning people in the name of God. Well, a couple of monks did burn people, but only themselves.

Catholics, on the other hand ...
 Quoting: Meggarea


so what have the Catholics done, sorry you didnt explain.
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10/13/2012 08:49 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
I don't think the word Kamikaze has ever been used in connection with 9/11. I wonder why
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450


Religion is religion. You only have to call the right number and say the right words, and it will turn into the killer of killers.
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450





More accurately, you only need to stroke the fuels of fear, greed and power to start a war.
Religion is the decoy and historically the scapegoat.
 Quoting: KK 25477873


You can do all that, but it only works with religion. Religion is no scapegoat.
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450




On the contrary, when people follow their religions, they are far less incitable to war.
Without religions, the world would have been a much more violent place.
Religion gets used to cover up the underlying political machinations.
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
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Religion is religion. You only have to call the right number and say the right words, and it will turn into the killer of killers.
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450





More accurately, you only need to stroke the fuels of fear, greed and power to start a war.
Religion is the decoy and historically the scapegoat.
 Quoting: KK 25477873


You can do all that, but it only works with religion. Religion is no scapegoat.
 Quoting: Libra II 1001450




On the contrary, when people follow their religions, they are far less incitable to war.
Without religions, the world would have been a much more violent place.
Religion gets used to cover up the underlying political machinations.
 Quoting: KK 25477873

Religion is many a horrifying thing, my friend. Just call the right number and say the right thing, and see what happens.
KK (OP)
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10/13/2012 09:08 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Like, at a football game, calling the opposing team's name in their section?
Religion supports overcoming our natural human tendencies to form a tribe that fights other tribes for more.
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10/13/2012 09:12 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
How many atrocities have Buddhists committed? None that I ever heard of - no mass murders, no raping, or pillaging, or burning people in the name of God. Well, a couple of monks did burn people, but only themselves.

Catholics, on the other hand ...
 Quoting: Meggarea



Even a quick cursory glance at google reveals this to be a widely held misconception.

i.e. [link to www.upi.com]
 Quoting: KK 25477873



This is a tragedy, to be sure, but are you seriously going to say this is as bad as all the things so many other religions have done in the name of God? People are only human, and they do terrible things to each other, but these monks are not raping these boys for the glory of their God. There is a difference.


How many atrocities have Buddhists committed? None that I ever heard of - no mass murders, no raping, or pillaging, or burning people in the name of God. Well, a couple of monks did burn people, but only themselves.

Catholics, on the other hand ...
 Quoting: Meggarea


so what have the Catholics done, sorry you didnt explain.
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I figured it was self evident. The Inquisitions, for one. There was more than one, you know. The witch hunts in Europe and America are another example. Ireland's entire history has multiple examples as well.


Some more Googling turned up some evidence that Buddhists actually practiced human sacrifice up until the 1850s. I did not know that. The Catholics are still ahead in body count, though, by far. This link had some interestingly gory things in it. People are really horrible to each other.

[link to www.infidels.org]

Human sacrifices were still occurring in Buddhist Burma in the 1850s. When the capital was moved to Mandalay, 56 "spotless" men were buried beneath the new city walls to sanctify and protect the city. When two of the burial spots were later found empty, royal astrologers decreed that 500 men, women, boys, and girls must be killed and buried at once, or the capital must be abandoned. About 100 were actually buried before British governors stopped the ceremonies.
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10/13/2012 09:28 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Like, at a football game, calling the opposing team's name in their section?
Religion supports overcoming our natural human tendencies to form a tribe that fights other tribes for more.
 Quoting: KK 25477873


It does for Catholics. Other religions just believe their faith and do not fight at all. Except Muslims. Muslims & Catholics.

Obama & Biden, et al.
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
Like, at a football game, calling the opposing team's name in their section?
Religion supports overcoming our natural human tendencies to form a tribe that fights other tribes for more.
 Quoting: KK 25477873


Yes, brainwashing/religion is many a horrifying thing.
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
How much anti-Buddhist propaganda do you see?

I see virtually nil.

Are they the religious flavour of the times?
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You see a lot of buddhists doing stupid shit specifically that the religion is against?
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10/13/2012 09:46 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
All has to do with the EMPIRE.

Catholics have had the Roman Empire for thousand years.

Muslims have an empire, too.

Other religions, do not.

Other religions fight with the Catholics & Muslims, but this is in DEFENCE.
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10/13/2012 09:48 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
You people who seem to think Buddhists do no wrong should really hit up google and see whats going on in Burma...
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10/13/2012 09:50 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
How much anti-Buddhist propaganda do you see?

I see virtually nil.

Are they the religious flavour of the times?
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You see a lot of buddhists doing stupid shit specifically that the religion is against?
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Most Buddhist are ok, until you start wondering about what happened to your cat.
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10/13/2012 10:11 PM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
You people who seem to think Buddhists do no wrong should really hit up google and see whats going on in Burma...
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Burma Buddhists oppressing Muslims, whose only crime was to demand equality and respect for Islam. They oppressing them with genocide. And Thailand refusing refugees from them.
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10/14/2012 12:30 AM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
bump
Mordier L'eft

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10/14/2012 12:41 AM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
cuz buddhist's don't care

catholics are cursed with pride.
--"In this era of great big brains anything that can happen will. So hunker down." -- Kurt Vonnegut, JR. -- Galapagos.
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10/14/2012 12:52 AM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
You people who seem to think Buddhists do no wrong should really hit up google and see whats going on in Burma...
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Burma Buddhists oppressing Muslims, whose only crime was to demand equality and respect for Islam. They oppressing them with genocide. And Thailand refusing refugees from them.
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unconvinced.
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10/14/2012 12:57 AM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
The roman catholic church exterminated anyone who stood in the way of their beliefs at it's inception.

So yeah, fuck catholicism. And fuck emperor constantine and the council of nicea.
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10/14/2012 02:20 AM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
You people who seem to think Buddhists do no wrong should really hit up google and see whats going on in Burma...
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Burma Buddhists oppressing Muslims, whose only crime was to demand equality and respect for Islam. They oppressing them with genocide. And Thailand refusing refugees from them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6657276


unconvinced.
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They tearing down the Mosques and telling them to go back home to Bangladesh.
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
You people who seem to think Buddhists do no wrong should really hit up google and see whats going on in Burma...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21577972


Burma Buddhists oppressing Muslims, whose only crime was to demand equality and respect for Islam. They oppressing them with genocide. And Thailand refusing refugees from them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6657276


unconvinced.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25445959


They tearing down the Mosques and telling them to go back home to Bangladesh.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6657276


Listen Muzzie, the Buddhists are sick of your extortion, rape and murder as prescribed by the Quran as the rest of us. Except the liberals. Liberals are the muzzies best friend of course.
KK
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10/16/2012 04:06 AM
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Re: Why is it ok to bash Catholics and not Buddhists?
I like many things about Buddhism, don't get me wrong, but I do think there is a widely held belief that they can do no wrong, and that we should all aim for the values of Buddhism.

It disturbs me that it is so accepted, without question,
and that conversely, Catholicism is seen as evil without question, 'self-evidently' as someone remarked.

I go to a yoga class and have to sit through a prayer chant in Hindi, I don't know who the prayer is to, or what it means, so I don't join in, but I can imagine the uproar if the 'Hail Mary' was said anywhere apart from private or in a Catholic Church.

Why has Buddhism taken over so much of my culture's spiritual expression and thinking?
I don't like the idea that we aim for detachment, I want to be attached to people and all that life is.
I don't like whole communities aiming for personal enlightenment, nothing will get done!

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