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by lyndon taylor
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3018

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Greetings Lyndon, That's nice. Maybe you should have thought about that before you set about incessantly and intolerantly trolling people who disagree with you for years on end, and helping in that respect to push our hand. Staff have decided we'd rather participate in a more focused Theravāda Budd...
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3018

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Seems like you're trying to deny that Buddhists are human, and only think about Dhamma, it seems a wide ranging open forum would attract new viewers more than a highly technical Dhamma only format, I think you''ve made a big mistake.
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3018

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Weren't the news thread etc supposed to be transferred over to the new forum??
by lyndon taylor
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

greed, delusion, inhumanity
by lyndon taylor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

Bunch of white people saying racism is not an important issue!!
by lyndon taylor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:31 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:33 am
I will never let myself be compassionate for wrong views!!
You must be very confident you know which are the right ones...
Yeah, when it comes to oppressing the poor, I'm pretty sure that is a wrong view!!
by lyndon taylor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

I will never let myself be compassionate for wrong views!!
by lyndon taylor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

You live in one of the most racist Western countries in the world, Retro, does that influence your opinions??
by lyndon taylor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

I think the Buddha was morally conservative, socially liberal. Same could be said of Jesus. Showing compassion for all beings does not involve letting people starve because the government wants to save money on food stamps, etc. Of course conservatives will argue with anything, but they lack compass...
by lyndon taylor
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

Since something like 90% of criminals smoke, not being able to smoke in jail or prison is a strong deterrent. Nothing really to do with Buddhisms, unless you consider it cause and effect.
by lyndon taylor
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

Crime (sword mediated and other) is at an all time low in California and elsewhere. If the president has anything to do with crime rates, then you must see Trump as a master of social policy. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-02-12/pssst-crime-may-be-near-an-all-time-low IMHO the reducti...
by lyndon taylor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: The Buddha's Politics

its interesting when you read the whole sutta in that link, when the king stops providing welfare to the penniless, the penniless resort to stealing, and soon arm themselves with swords and start killing each other, very much the situation we have today.
by lyndon taylor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 908

The Buddha's Politics

I think it helpful to look at the Buddha's advice to the wheel turning monarch, (maybe someone could help pull up the sutta) It doesn't sound like Trump to me at all, nor Obama for that matter, but certainly seems more in line with left wing philosophy of helping the poor than right wing everyone fo...
by lyndon taylor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3018

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

All I know is what I see on the forum, and some moderators don't even stick to the TOS the rest of us have to follow IMHO The personal attacks have to stop in my opinion, stick to critiquing what the poster has to say, and leave the personal comments to yourself.
by lyndon taylor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3018

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

It seems our moderators have been blind to the bias and negativity in their own camp, and only see it in the opposition.