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by egon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Username Change
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Username Change

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:07 am
Hey man

:alien:

:D
Hey there friend.
by egon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3252

Re: Slandering buddha

rightviewftw- I understand that you didn't specifically insult any specific person. IMO that was clear. You've also made it clear that you believe that certain types of behavior and speech are deserving of harsh criticism, even as far as using descriptive language that is considered by many to be bu...
by egon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Username Change
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Username Change

Hello again

I used to be ScottPen but I created accounts on DWE and DWM using the name egon... so now I'm the same on all 3.
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology
Replies: 25
Views: 765

Re: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology

I've never encountered anything that would suggest accurate, specific predictions of the future came from the Buddha. Nor did he say anything specific about science and technology. The Buddha taught of the path to the end of suffering, and specifically said he was not a god. I don't think it's usef...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3252

Re: Slandering buddha

If a person considers me to be worthless garbage I reckon they've put me down, but what do I know. You should not take everything personally, as a matter of fact i've no problem with any of your posts. I don't mind people expressing their opinions even if they are wrong. What i am trying to discour...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3252

Re: Slandering buddha

rightviewftw wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Some might find the Canonical passages refering to commonfolk as rubbish or those refering to heretics as worthless people to be distasteful but i think it is only proper discernment.
Okey dokey karaoke!
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharmas are not authorative
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Dharmas are not authorative

Please forgive me for being obtuse, but could you please elaborate on this? I'm sure the quoted passage should be self-explanatory but I'm not always too good at reading the suttas.
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3252

Re: Slandering buddha

i think that the heretics who defile the Dhamma, those who misrepresent the truth are worthless people and are garbage and if nobody is there to point out errors these worthless people do not arrive at true Dhamma by themselves and will corrupt the teachings. Being a Buddhist forum i hope people ta...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 2645

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Hi, everybody! My participation in a recent thread is most assuredly being referenced by dylanj, and I imagine has been reported as suggested by retro. All good. I'm learning the ropes around here and wish to be respectful. I see no benefit for anyone in the derailment of a topic in which my materia...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 45
Views: 1120

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

Yes, this is to be expected. I for one do not say (nor does the Buddha) to take his word on blind faith. That is even blameworthy. I'm saying that our religion is based on faith that his word is infallible and pertaining to his direct knowledge and to claim that it isn't is to alter his teaching. T...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 45
Views: 1120

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

yeah & this is a theravāda buddhist forum which has a "discovering theravāda" subforum where members such as you & those you describe are welcome to express your skepticism. but it's inappropriate elsewhere, not so much in the sense that you should not participate but that it derails the discussion...
by egon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 45
Views: 1120

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

... A sound point. I know you dipped out of the "Slandering Buddha" thread, but please take a look at this excellent post there by Polar Bear, which makes a similar point to the one you are making here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32213&p=478087#p478081 Thanks Sam. I did see that p...
by egon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 45
Views: 1120

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

AN 4.24 does well in defense of the Buddha's knowledge. Also the range of the tathāgata's knowledge in acintita sutta is unconjecturable, so I don't take it to have a limit. He knew everything every scientist could ever see or think or sense. "Monks, whatever in the cosmos — with its devas, Maras, ...
by egon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3252

Re: Slandering buddha

I tend to share your perplexity. As I said in my first post in this thread, nobody is forcing anyone to read anything, or to feel that they have to correct other people's views. How other people see the world is their own responsibility. Those who attempt to correct the understanding of others migh...
by egon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 3252

Re: Slandering buddha

"slander" verb make false and damaging statements about (someone). synonyms: defame (someone's character), blacken someone's name, tell lies about, speak ill/evil of, sully someone's reputation, libel, smear, cast aspersions on, spread scandal about, besmirch, tarnish, taint _______________________...