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by Modus.Ponens
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel

cooran wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:09 am
Hello all,

After a considerable absence and many changes in my life, I am glad to be back at DhammaWheel.

with metta,
Chris
Hello, Chris.

It's great to see you back. I hope everything is fine.

Añjali
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to teach children to think for themselves?
Replies: 38
Views: 259

Re: How to teach children to think for themselves?

Greetings. From another thread: Frankly, I can think of a lot of things that should be taught in schools before religion even comes into the curriculum. It's better to teach kids how to think for themselves, and give them the analytical tools to let them choose their own views and beliefs, rather t...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 429

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Here we go again, with the famous / infamous Jews hiding in the attic scenario. :popcorn: "Don't lie when Nazis come asking for jews to murder", I think that's a very one sided view of the situation. It only considers the kamma made from lying and doesn't consider all the kamma being made. It ignor...
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 429

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Hello, SarathW. (The TL;DR is in bold ) Truth is medicine for the mind. When you go to the doctor you should be correctly diagnosed. If the doctor misdiagnoses you, he won't be able to treat you, not matter how much we wants to cure you. If a doctor cures a misdiagnosed patient it will be a lucky ac...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 3360

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

I'm sorry, but I have to point out that this is dangerously wrong. Nazis were swimming in lies. Lies about jews. Lies about "race". Lies about their "race". Lies about the history of their "race". Lies about history in general. Nazis were not merely interpreting the facts in a different way. They w...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 3360

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

Actual German neo-Nazis - their perception of their heritage is the only one that matters? Yes, because they look at the same facts as you in order to come up with Aryan supremacy theories. The problem doesn't lie with the facts, but with the interpretation that's made of them. I'm sorry, but I hav...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 3360

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

To the extent that they do what is described in those texts, we need to criticize the texts themselves. But in order to criticize the texts we need to start by aknowledging what is written in them. I disagree. You may criticize their understanding of the texts, but not 'what is written in the texts...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 3360

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

Substantiate your defense of Muhammad, or accept the criticism of Muhammad as statement of fact, and not disparagement. I decline to do either. The select and distorted facts you and others choose to identify here in this Dhamma forum are inappropriate, in my opinion. There are other more appropria...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 95
Views: 2322

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:33 pm
[Original Post]
Welcome back, James. Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you all the best with the transition to lay life.
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 3360

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

This might be one way (my cursory attempt) to present a balanced approach, by focusing on the scriptures of a religion as has been done by some here. First a negative aspect and then a positive, wholesome aspect: The Sword Verse in the Qur'an: فَإِذَا انْسَلَخَ الْأَشْهُرُ الْحُرُمُ فَاقْتُلُوا الْ...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 3360

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
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 132
Views: 1943

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings, ...depends on whether there is a poignant truth to it Agreed - sometimes "the truth" and "the personal" overlap. What gets precedence then? Metta, Paul. :) Hello. I would say that, in most situations, it is more productive and polite to criticize the actions, rather than the person. If, ...
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: 180
Views: 3360

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
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3499

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

lyndon taylor wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:03 am
Except that Dharmasherab's quotes are full of lies and misinformation about Islam.
We have provided original trusted canonical sources to back up our solid statements. I'm sorry, but it's time for you guys to provide some substance to your arguments.
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3499

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

Calling Muhammad a rapist is not slander - because that is what he actually did. I suspect many Muslims would disagree. A Buddhist discussion forum is not the proper place to make these claims against the founder of another world religion. Why disparage other faiths here? I get that all this is uns...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 132
Views: 1943

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
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3499

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

I have justified my description of Muhammad with canonical sources. I have made my stance against islamofascism clear and morally justified. I have warned in the past about the numerous problems and dangers that we are now living with in our democracies. I am warning about future attacks with chemic...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3499

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

I'm damn well certain the UK has not allowed any known ISIS fighters to return to the UK, obviously they're talking about unknown ISIS fighters probably being among people returning to the UK. Robert Spencer is a known hatemonger, obviously he deserves to be banned, just like any real ISIS fighters...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3499

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

They have barred Robert Spencer from entering, while allowing hundreds of ISIS jihadists to return and remain in the UK. If they did not claim it, they did worse: they acted in acordance to it. Do you welcome ISIS jihadists in the UK, Mr Man? So ""claim that Robert Spencer is more dangerous than th...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3499

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

IMO demonizing Muslims is unskillful. Which muslims are being demonized? The communists muslims, the social democrat muslims, the social liberal muslims, the liberal muslims, the libertarian muslims, the conservative muslims, the ultraconservative muslims, the fascist muslims, or the jihadist musli...