Alobha wrote:Next, people will make fun of others who want to refrain from telling lies. "Oh, bet you already have a very long nose! haha!"
or make fun of people who don't want to eat meat anymore "Afraid of some chicken huh? Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!"
And what about those who want to refrain from killing animals or humans? We can make fun of them too. Maybe they are not man enough to see any blood!
You may think that this is fun or eases up things, but you just show people that you don't take them and their issues as important, that they're essentially so irrelevant that we can make fun of them. Like their concerns, their issues, their problems, their goals and their pursuit for freedom from suffering are just jokes.
I feel ashamed to see how fellow buddhists mock right effort and make fun of the endeavor to make progress on the eightfold noble path and hope that the mods will close this thread.
It is pretty disgraceful that people are mocking someone for their effort to bring their life more into line with the dhamma. That much of this comes from a moderator here makes it even more troubling, especially when one considers that the target of this mockery is relatively new to the site.
I think the moderators should not close this thread. The moderators should delete all irrelevant posts, including their own, and then one specific moderator should go stand in a corner for an hour.