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by lostitude
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

The thing is, the teaching is worthless if it has no authoritative source, especially when it contains so many elements which must be taken on faith (unlike buddhism). Hence the importance of establishing that the texts are as divine as possible...
by lostitude
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

1/The tax they paid came in replacement of the zakat, which is what the Muslims had to pay. 2/They were exempted from military service and their freedom to practice their religion protected, as long as they paid this tax. Don't you pay tax in exchange for law and order, in your country? This is mis...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

In face of the problem we're having with islamic fascism there are 3 options: (1) Ignore/deny the problem; (2) Try to talk about the problem and solve it as peacefully and democratically as possible; (3) Solve it through force. I follow option (2) Sorry to be blunt, but this is just a rosy misrepre...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

Historical reality proves the above is absolutely wrong because under the Islamic Empire people were free to practise their religions. ... and pay a tax for doing so. That's not exactly "freedom to practice one's religion." 1/The tax they paid came in replacement of the zakat, which is what the Mus...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

Modus said a lot of things, many of which are in direct contradiction to Islamic teaching, for instance he is in complete denial of the common Islamic teaching that there is no compulsion in religion But this is a Meccan revelation. Members of the "heretical" Muslim sects referred to in my earlier ...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

Well if you live in an Islamic country and publicly assert that half the Koran is heresy, maybe you would be charged with heresy. I'm not saying there is anything ideal about Islam, but stick to the facts don't make up fake interpretations to fit your own prejudices, the Koran is very difficult to ...
by lostitude
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

If they believe that God (who instated their religious doctrine) is just, then, by implication, they think it is just and look forward to everything God did, does, or will do, including burning "infidels" in hell forever. If they hope that God's justice be done, and God's justice includes burning "...
by lostitude
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

It is pointless to accuse any community of embracing their historical heritage when their perception of said heritage doen't match your own. And it doen't matter which one is more accurate: the only one that matters is theirs, not yours. Really? You completely misunderstood me, I'm sorry if I was n...
by lostitude
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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 lostitude
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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 lostitude
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8155

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

If they believe that God (who instated their religious doctrine) is just, then, by implication, they think it is just and look forward to everything God did, does, or will do, including burning "infidels" in hell forever. If they hope that God's justice be done, and God's justice includes burning "...
by lostitude
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 303377

Re: Becoming vegetarian

95%+ of non-organic tofu in North America is genitally modified :rofl: :lol: :rofl: There are different compounds in legumes which either attach to nutrients in the gut, or damage the gut itself. The main ways of rendering these inactive (or mostly inactive) is by one or more of these methods: - So...
by lostitude
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Convertion of muslims
Replies: 46
Views: 2269

Re: Convertion of muslims

I quite disagree with you, I think your knowledge of Islam is very basic, is not the same as for other religions. In Islam you can't steal from muslim, or kill muslim, but you can steal from Kafir, or kill Kafir in some situation. I think you should study both Quran and Sunnah (Hadith) first than y...
by lostitude
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Convertion of muslims
Replies: 46
Views: 2269

Re: Convertion of muslims

As an ex-Muslim, I recently told most of my close Muslim friends (most of them very conservative) that I am now a GAY BUDDHIST (lol). None of them thinks I should be killed. As someone said earlier, interpretations of the hadith on apostasy can be quite divergent. Even al-Qaradawi, who is from the u...
by lostitude
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: termites infestation at home
Replies: 44
Views: 2000

Re: termites infestation at home

Killing things is a complex and challenging dilemma.. I had a elderly dog and at the end of his life I took him to a vet for a morphine ending.. My underlying intent was compassion.. physical death was definitely the intended outcome.. I had no issue with that.. I too have issues with letting being...