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by Modus.Ponens
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 61
Views: 571

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Following is a suggested template for reporting anti-Islam posts and other posts which disparage other faiths: Provision 2.d. of the TOS on this forum prohibits, among other things: " Unsubstantiated allegations against individuals or traditions." This post and other similar posts by this Member vi...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 51
Views: 452

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

I voted 5 and 6, but it still depends on whether there is a poignant truth to it
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?

Dmytro wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Hello,

He moved to a remote retreat center.

His writings are preserved in an archive:

http://web.archive.org/web/201610091657 ... ssmind.ca/

:anjali:
Excelent news! Thank you for the information.

Añjali
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Where is Nyana (Geoff)?

Hello.

I haven't seen Nyana (aka Geoff, aka Empty Universe) in a long time. Even before I left DW for these months, he was already away for a long time. Does anyone know if everything is ok with him? Did he ordain?

Añjali,
MP
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is postmodernism "a product of sheer stupidity" according to Buddhism ?
Replies: 84
Views: 2382

Re: Is postmodernism "a product of sheer stupidity" according to Buddhism ?

Hello. Postmodernism is also , if not primarily, a product of lies. The Sokal Affair exposed the pretentious lies of that particular group of pseudointellectuals. Better yet, his book "Fashionable Nonsense" (aka "Intellectual Impostures"), denounces the incredible level of lies those people propagat...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Hello Again

Thank you all. :smile:

Good to see you're well, David.

:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Hello Again

Hello DW. It's been a long time since I last loged in. I had to leave because I was adding too much conflict and wasn't speaking effectively. Best I accept I am not effective and turn off the Politics section. I do not regret telling the truth. I regret telling it harshly, which ends up obscuring tr...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

Personally I have no time for Islamic hate preachers and no time for non-Islamic hate preachers. I thought this was directed at me. You said you didn't insult me so I moved on. How could you think that? And there was also this And don't try to insult your way out of contentious discussions. Insults...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

MrMan wrote: Personally I have no time for Islamic hate preachers and no time for non-Islamic hate preachers.
I thought this was directed at me. You said you didn't insult me so I moved on.
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

I agree that it's not a perfect solution. Not even a good one. But it's better than what we are doing. The refugee camps in Europe are also breeding grounds for extremism. "The good is the enemy of the perfect". When we try to do everything perfectly we might end up doing terrible things. And that's...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

We shouldn' t leave them to die. We should finance refugee camps in neighbouring areas or coutries which are safe. The currency in these places is much weaker so with the same amount of our money it's possible to help a lot more people. Not only that, the migrants who are not war refugees, nor polit...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

The most reliable polls on muslim demographics and opinions are done by Pew Research. For example this report. I can't find the most complete one on my phone, so at least this gives a general view: http://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-overview/ The Henry Ja...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

Why would you call me a hate preacher? By not providing valid arguments and providing invalid and heavy insults you are not doing anything of use. Please spare your time if you have to. But I would very much like to know if you would consider Winston Churchill's warnings instances of hate speech. Th...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

Because free speech is not just a way of correcting errors by governments and of protest against them. It's also the way society can solve its problems without violence. So, in the case of the KKK you listen to them and then refute their dumb arguments and on top of that satirise their stupidity (f...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

Because free speech is not just a way of correcting errors by governments and of protest against them. It's also the way society can solve its problems without violence. So, in the case of the KKK you listen to them and then refute their dumb arguments and on top of that satirise their stupidity (fo...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

If you had read my post with propper attention you would realise that I said there is hatred against muslims as a group, which I called anti muslim bigotry, following Maajid Nawaz's vocabulary. (Maajid Nawaz is a muslim reformer, a former radical, that now runs a counter extremism organization). The...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

There are arab muslims, south asian muslims, black muslims, white muslims, south east asian muslims. So the acusation of racism literally makes no sense. What is common among them is the belief system. Islamic doctrine has no separation of religion and state. Islam is the religion, the political sys...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 63
Views: 3481

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

You can read here a practicing muslim from Canada expressing his serious concerns to the Canadian parliament over mass immigration, especially from muslim countries. When muslims, ex muslims, atheists, skeptics, scientists, muslim reformers and bona fide liberal intellectuals keep hammering this poi...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 74967

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

we can't stand the truth That is exactly right. . Judging by Johnson's response and the fierce reaction against it we can only arrive at the following conclusion: politicians that want to rise to power better be excelent at lying or speaking in platitudes. People who tell the truth are not going an...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 214
Views: 11459

Re: Victims of Communism

:tongue:

(I'm sorry for making a joke in this context, but I couldn't resist this allegory from The IT Crowd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjiUqb2SSw0

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