Dear Hanzze, Thankyou for editing your post to make it rather less blunt and unfriendly. I couldn't help noticing that all the topics you dismiss as mere 'folk Buddhism' correspond exactly to my posts
. If I have written anything that offends you please accept my apology. It is true my interests are not exactly the same as yours, but that is not to say that they are worthless.
A scholarly monk once wrote that Buddhism is like pure water, such that when it is placed in different glasses it takes on different colours and shapes. I must admit that I find these multi-coloured forms of Buddhism in different times and cultures absolutely fascinating
. Whereas your view seems to be that anything outside 'ordination, vinaya and as taught by the Buddha' is merely the preserve of politics, nationalism and 'social work' and has no place on this forum.
Which is to say that your opinion is a different colour to mine, which is absolutely fascinating
As my (allegedly adult) offspring are fond of telling me 'you need to chill out, dude.'