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by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 299
Views: 9746

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr.Man,
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am
Paul. Is this true?
Yes, see Sam Vara's comments and link.
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am
Here is something about Peter Sweden
Interesting how you seem to imply that smearing the messenger will somehow negate the message. Good luck with that.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 299
Views: 9746

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings,

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 57
Views: 6081

Re: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism

Greetings DooDoot, Or moral people, with family values, want to follow a strict moral path, such as Islam (rather than the wishy washy sexual so-called 'morality' of Tibetan & Western Buddhism). What " sexual so-called 'morality' of Tibetan & Western Buddhism " are you talking about here? Do you mea...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings Mr.Man, Which angst are you talking about here? I took it to be manifestations of phenomena akin to the hindrances of doubt, restlessness & remorse , but I too look forward to hearing more from binocular about precisely what was meant. If there is a pot of water which is turbid, stirred up...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings L.N., By the way, it has come to my attention that the OP of this topic has been altered without notice to me by someone here at DW. I have not done a word-for-word comparison, so I don't know the extent of the changes to the OP. I may have the original on file somewhere for comparison. I ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings Binocular, Personally, I'm not inclined to prohibit any subject of conversation, so long as behaviour of those involved in the conversation adheres to the parameters of the Terms of Service. But nonetheless, as this topic demonstrates, people complain when others dare to mention Islam in a...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., That's funny, you were awfully insistent that any discussion and critique of Islam and Mohammad should be stopped. Yes, I still am insistent the discussion and critique should be much more measured. You should rein in the hate speech about other faiths, especially in light of the per...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Nobody has advocated censorship. I don't know where you got that from. That's funny, you were awfully insistent in a recent topic that any and all discussion and critique of Islam and Mohammad should be stopped. Have you changed your position, and become tolerant to the existence of ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings, Yes. What is your point? That Members should not speak out unless you agree with them? Members (including you, including me) can say what they like, so long as they adhere to the Terms of Service.... and they won't be censored merely because their words or chosen subject matter has offend...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Nobody is responsible for my reactions but me. Anybody who has read my other posts on this Forum will see that I have consistently advocated personal responsibility, across the board. Does this sense of emotional self-responsibility extend to personal reactions to the existence of to...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings Binocular, Yes, I know the kind of mentality you mean. It does seem as if some elements of society (and thus, some elements of online forums) have granted Islam some kind of unparalleled "special privilege" afforded to no other ideology or worldview (including Buddhism itself), whereby it ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inspiring University President stands up against intellectual infantilization
Replies: 267
Views: 13298

Re: Inspiring University President stands up against intellectual infantilization

Greetings, Dr. Everett Piper is still doing the rounds, and here's his latest article in the New York Post... How to make sure your kid doesn’t go to Snowflake U. As a father of two young men, I am alarmed by the endless protests and outrage on both private and public university campuses today. Inst...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings Chownah, I don't mind people discussing what they think are bad things about other religions but the tone of the discussion seem to me to be bashing and uncaring about the people who are muslims and who do not ascribe to those negative things which people see. The tone of the discussion of...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sawing our Personality
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Sawing our Personality

Greetings Will,

An excellent sutta with an excellent simile.

Thank you for sharing.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., I don't know why this is so controversial. In light of your ongoing confoundment, perhaps this article might provide some useful perspective. The entirety of the article is not strictly relevant to the current circumstance (as it's more socio-political than socio-religious), so inste...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings DooDoot, Thanks for sharing your insights. It's pretty clear that Islamic orthodoxy has undergone a degree of supersessionism along the way, and latter reinterpretations have been allowed to gain prominence over the earliest strata of teaching. Now, where have I encountered that phenomenon...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings DooDoot, Saudi Arabia does not follow 'Islam' but follows 'Wahhabism'. That 'Wahhabism' is mistaken for 'Islam' is a major problem for Muslim people, who are being murdered by Wahhabi & their Western allies. I don't disagree with you there, especially if you're speaking in (recent) past te...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 107
Views: 1337

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

Greetings DooDoot, I think Buddhists should learn about the wholesome & unwholesome aspects of Islam. Whilst I won't be undertaking such a study (whilst there is still some of the Anguttara Nikaya which remains unread), I'm open to hearing from you and others, of any of wholesome aspects you encount...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., You have no business calling people "pig-headed" or engaging in the other name-calling or negative personalized commentary which I have seen you do. I understand TOS do not apply to administrators, but they should. Devoid of context, it's not something that would normally need to be ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 92
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., I'm not trying to "set an example" because I'm not so puffed up on my own self-importance as to think I have any sense by which I must shepherd or lead others to a higher plane. I have too much respect for the autonomy of others to even undertake such grandiosity. In the meantime, I ...