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by andre9999
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?
Replies: 72
Views: 6663

Re: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?

Yeah, I'm bumping the thread, but you're all buddhists so you'll be cool with it. :) My wife has been Christian much of her life, and has turned it up a notch in the last 6-8 months by going to an Evangelical church. I have a son who is four years old. He has a bible, they say their prayers before b...
by andre9999
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: favorite non alcoholic beer
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: favorite non alcoholic beer

plwk wrote::tongue: this reminds me of those who wanna switch to becoming vegan/vegetarian but still can't give up meat totally as yet so an elaborate array of soy based dishes are given meat names to pacify their taste buds in Chinese vegetarian cuisine...
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by andre9999
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Close by
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Close by

I grew up not far from here:
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by andre9999
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Close by
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Close by

This about an hour and ahalf from where I live: http://www.moonfun.net/Milwaukee_Files/Milwaukee_pix/BongRecreationArea_300.jpg Sorry to be more vulgar, but it's officially the Richard Bong Rec Area, which would make for a very unusual type of bong. At least I hope it's unusual since I don't smoke ...
by andre9999
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation
Replies: 28
Views: 2949

Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

She is a complete idiot, and a sad statement on the state of affairs in America today. No satire can do justice to the lunacy of those fools. I don't think she's particularly intelligent, but I wouldn't' call her an idiot. She's just a Protestant and her beliefs are in line with most American Prote...
by andre9999
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?
Replies: 38
Views: 3604

Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

There's no option for "until it smells weird."
by andre9999
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4238
Views: 261324

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Interestingly, there was an issue in this country not long ago with regards to live cattle exports to Indonesia. Footage surfaced of indonesian slaughterhouse pracitces, via Animals Australia, and was aired on national television. Virtually overnight public support for a ban of live cattle exports ...
by andre9999
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4238
Views: 261324

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Please explain how I cause a being to be killed by masticating a piece of chicken. By economically reducing demand, you'll likely reduce supply over time. If your whole neighborhood immediately becomes vegan, there's probably a nearby animal farm or two that's going to shutdown because no one buys ...
by andre9999
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Sutta on Anger
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: Sutta on Anger

I'm returning to a practice of Buddhism. Sort of got into it about 12 years ago during my senior year in high school, now I'm almost 30 and looking for some direction from an old friend - namely, the Buddha. The past 12 years have left me friendless, in debt, and horribly, horribly angry and resent...
by andre9999
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Sutta on Anger
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: Sutta on Anger

I guess the only real answer to understanding why I'm so pissed off at everything and how to overcome that negative sensation is through meditation. Anger isn't a base emotion - there's some other emotion behind it that you'll see if you keep observing. Maybe you're hurt or embarrassed, or maybe yo...
by andre9999
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Abuse of personal message system
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Abuse of personal message system

Why doesn't anyone ever send me offensive PMs? Aren't I important enough to harass?
by andre9999
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buddhism for Tough Guys
Replies: 36
Views: 3933

Re: Buddhism for Tough Guys

Sanghamitta wrote:Yes.....rather proves my point.
Probably not.
by andre9999
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Think twice before you ink!
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Think twice before you ink!

Metta-4 wrote:Since I was never in prison, nor am ex-military, nor grew up in a trailer park, nor in the music industry, I am ink-free. :lol:
I'm pretty much 3 for 4 and have no tattoos.
by andre9999
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: tatoo you
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: tatoo you

daverupa wrote:Maybe, unbeknownst to you, it's actually Lore...
Can you tell because he's smiling?
by andre9999
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Your sex or gender?
Replies: 65
Views: 6930

Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Ben wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:female.
I bet your real name is Britney.

you're so HOT!!
She's a fox, alright.
by andre9999
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta -practice tips
Replies: 39
Views: 3206

Re: Metta -practice tips

Ytrog wrote:I had a lot of difficulty with metta meditation in the past. Now I chant the "may I be happy" or "may ... be happy" before every meditation and it just works. I also noticed it arouses energy, so it might even work against sloth&torpor if you have problems with that.
I've noticed the same. +1
by andre9999
Tue May 24, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken (?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: The Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken (?)

David2 wrote:So scientists will be able to look even deeper into the universe in the near future. :)
So scientists will be able to look further into the past in the near future. :)
by andre9999
Tue May 24, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken (?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: The Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken (?)

Thanks Laurens. Gotta love the Hubble! I find this kind of thing totally fascinating, and have bookmarked this site: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110520.html . Some days have more interesting photos than others but it is a wonderful way to greet the morning. It's the first place I go when I get onli...
by andre9999
Sat May 14, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The ethics of minimizing suffering and being a "good person"
Replies: 41
Views: 6195

Re: The ethics of minimizing suffering and being a "good person"

Thrylix wrote:I know some here don't approve, but what can I say? It's survival of the biggest. :P
I doubt anyone here approves. You're a moron. My three year-old knows better than to act so foolishly.