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by badscooter
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Greetings, Also, the majority of people who voted voted for clinton. I'm not wanting to be making some kind of statement here about anything other than the fact that clinton did get a majority of the vote. Actually, according to CNN as of today, they're projecting Trump to win the popular vote. If ...
by badscooter
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Like or not this is the president that the United States of America wants! The people have voted... End of story.. tons of liberals are whining and crying about it like 5 year olds.. Many have taken to the streets, burning property and looting.. still others are physically attacking people who voted...
by badscooter
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

:clap: :woohoo: :twothumbsup: :clap:
I am really over the moon thrilled that Hillary is not our president.... now if only we can weather the next four years!!!
by badscooter
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 64
Views: 3642

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

slam is the religion, the political system and the law. Now, what people are justifiably worried is about those muslims who take this belief system seriously and want to impose it on others either through direct violence ( jihad) or through propaganda and indirect violence, such as intimidation, fu...
by badscooter
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Re: Hillary Clinton's comments about American voters To make a blanket statement about tens of millions of Americans, to label them all as being "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic", etc, is just plain wrong. Yes, there are people who are racist, and people who are sexist, and so ...
by badscooter
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be free from existence
Replies: 34
Views: 1912

Re: anatta, another angle…

cappuccino wrote:
badscooter wrote:What becomes free from existence??
We cease to become anything.
Ok.... Who or what are "we"?

:anjali:
by badscooter
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be free from existence
Replies: 34
Views: 1912

Re: anatta, another angle…

cappuccino wrote:If you know existence well… you would want to be free (from existence).
What becomes free from existence??

:anjali:
by badscooter
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 5331

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

cappuccino wrote:Nirvana isn't annihilation… or this would be a suicidal goal.
A suicide for who?
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Speaking of hilary's emails....I haven't been following all of the releases of her emails and mostly what I have seen is pretty unimportant stuff. Can someone in the know present here some of the really damaging stuff (from a national security or foreign policy point of view) that was contained the...
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 5331

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

First, remember that the Buddha never taught "no self" but "NOT-self". Very important. Read more here and here Covered by the Buddha in MN 109 and other places which I do not remember right now (remember that all these questions have all been asked at the time of the Buddha and were answered by Got...
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 5331

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

I believe in the "not self" teaching... For if there is "no self", then what lets go of stress? Who lets go of the idea of "self"? Who/what becomes enlightened? Something, a "self", must be able to drop the identity of self! If not, then who or what is letting go of the idea of "self"? If you look a...
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 things the Buddha never said...
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: 7 things the Buddha never said...

There is a story that was made up, that the story about the Buddha teaching the Abhidhamma to his mother in Tāvatiṃsa was made up. In other words, in the opinion of the speaker, the Abhidhamma was not taught by the Buddha. He has no way of knowing this, it is just his own opinion. By the same reaso...
by badscooter
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 things the Buddha never said...
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: 7 things the Buddha never said...

bodom wrote:Theres more where that came from:

Fake Buddha Quotes
http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/#ath

:namaste:
:toast:
by badscooter
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 things the Buddha never said...
Replies: 11
Views: 762

7 things the Buddha never said...

Pretty cool little article... I found some things pretty interesting..
http://www.lionsroar.com/what-the-buddha-never-said/
by badscooter
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

One would think that Buddhism's emphasis on "seeing the true nature of things" would have some influence on political discussions, evidently not!! Agreed!!! Seeing how many people actually want Hillary in office makes me lose hope for humanity The implication is that you believe Donald Trump would ...
by badscooter
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

One would think that Buddhism's emphasis on "seeing the true nature of things" would have some influence on political discussions, evidently not!! Agreed!!! Seeing how many people actually want Hillary in office makes me lose hope for humanity You have it all wrong, there is nothing "enlightened" a...
by badscooter
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Can someone show one thing that Hillary has done that would qualify her as being a good leader? Can someone tell me what strengths she brings to the table? Can someone tell why, given that it is the perfect time to introduce a third party when both the two major parties have the most unfit candidate...
by badscooter
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

lyndon taylor wrote:One would think that Buddhism's emphasis on "seeing the true nature of things" would have some influence on political discussions, evidently not!!
Agreed!!! Seeing how many people actually want Hillary in office makes me lose hope for humanity
by badscooter
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 13998

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

Its interesting that some people posting here believe it's ok for someone to believe that he/she is of the opposite gender of what he/she is when in reality he/she is not of that gender. Or at least that an individual like that doesn't require any help (mental help). However, keeping the same kind o...
by badscooter
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 77085

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

How anyone can vote for crooked, conniving, above the law, do as I say not as I do, irresponsible Hillary is beyond my comprehension. Not saying i'm a genius but i have some intelligence (a masters degree in pure mathematics from rutgers univ) How anyone can trust her with the safety and welfare of ...