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by Caodemarte
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Where did the Buddha forbid use of Sanskrit?
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: Where did the Buddha forbid use of Sanskrit?

"Nowhere is this said and the idea makes little sense in context. I have heard this too and I think it comes from ignorance of the history of Sanskrit and confusion with a murky view of the unrelated effort to translate the Bible into emerging local languages in Europe." :oops: This is a false stat...
by Caodemarte
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

... ...As for my own view, I cannot in good conscience remain a member of a forum in which there is so much ill will, intolerance and outright prejudice expressed to non-Buddhist groups or individuals. So I will follow this thread to its natural conclusion and sign off. :anjali: I do not believe th...
by Caodemarte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

In most cases it is not hard at all for a reasonable person to identify such posts and their purpose. There is no question that online hate speech such as we see on DW is linked to violence. Words have consequences. (See http://www.dw.com/en/new-study-shows-afd-facebook-posts-spur-anti-refugee-attac...
by Caodemarte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings, No it's not. If that were true "legally", Twitter, Facebook and Google would not exist, given they contain links to external sites of dubious nature. Similarly, what you define as "morally" is just you expressing your morality and/or personal preference... there's no objective or Dhammic...
by Caodemarte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:34 am
Greetings Mr Man,

Someone posting a link to a video to substantiate their position is hardly "Dhamma Wheel publishing videos"...

Metta,
Paul. :)
Yes, it is. If DW publishes it, DW is legally and morally responsible.
by Caodemarte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

We are not discussing the question of the decision to allow or not allow political dIscussion with a Buddhist perspective or not to have a vibrant forum. The question is, “ Is the forum a vibrant Buddhist forum if it is a platform for promoting Nazism, anti-Semitism, racist bigotry, and religious ha...
by Caodemarte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

...I agree with the general point here, but would warn that ideas having caused direct harm in the past is a poor predictor of whether they will cause harm in the present or future. Ideas about homosexuality being a sin against God, for example, or ideas about racial purity and miscegenation: these...
by Caodemarte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Congratulations for showing the moral maturity to face this problem. I would suggest that this not be confined to anti-Semitic speech alone but to the clearly racist, anti-Muslim, and other forms of bigoted speech that often appears here. I doubt not beleive that this is free speech issue at all. Th...
by Caodemarte
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Simply telling people to become complicit by closing their eyes when others are attacked in front of them does not seem a particularly moral or reasonable response. Who is telling who "to become complicit be closing their eyes when others are attacked"? Greetings Caodemarte, Please remember the rul...
by Caodemarte
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 6173

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

What is the connection between your post and Caodemarte's post? Caodemarte mentioned / asked why anti-Semitic remarks are allowed on DW and retro asked him to report any. After the Protocols of Zion was mentioned, Caodemarte reported that and I said the Protocols of Zion can easily be dismissed/ref...
by Caodemarte
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2074

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

Greetings, The issue at stake is that there is a difference between making conservative, radical or libertarian arguments and posting web content which is anti-Semitic. Sure, so where a comment is actually anti-Semitic, report it... Ok, done with the latest example which is an almost a classic exam...
by Caodemarte
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dalai Lama videos
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Dalai Lama videos

.... It's so much 'the Mahāyāna view' that Mahāyāna simply had to spawned an entire sect to critique itself: Zen.... There is no Mahayana view as there is no Mahayana sect, just the various provisional views of various Mahayanists, members of sects and schools loosely grouped together by common the...
by Caodemarte
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2074

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

And herein lies the key point: anyone who objects to Dhammawheel becoming a toxic waste dump for web based culture wars is immediately imputed as adopting some kind of position within those culture wars (i.e. as a liberal-authoritarian-progressive-pluralist-islamophile-intent-on-shutting-down-free-...
by Caodemarte
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2074

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

It would be incredible if people could start threads with actual facts instead of just whatever.... It would also be nice if people would refrain from “alternative facts” in openly Nazi propaganda (yes, they are back or never left), obvious Russian disinformation videos, defenses of fascism, and cl...
by Caodemarte
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2074

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

:thinking: No one has noted this because it is not true. There are Muslim charities, charities based in Muslim majority countries and regions, individual Muslims around the world who give aid to non-Muslims (without regard to religion). If you have not heard of something, it does not mean it does n...