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by Santi253
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddha and Mahavira
Replies: 57
Views: 22473

Re: Buddha and Mahavira

Caodemarte wrote: If the Buddha never existed, but the teachings and practice did, it would have very little effect on the truth or falsity of Buddhism.
If the Buddha did not, as a historical person, attain Nirvana, what hope do we have to attain Nirvana ourselves?
by Santi253
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

Santi253, just curious: What is, by your definition, a white supremacist? White supremacy is a term used to characterize various belief systems central to which are one or more of the following key tenets: 1) whites should have dominance over people of other backgrounds, especially where they may c...
by Santi253
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddha and Mahavira
Replies: 57
Views: 22473

Re: Buddha and Mahavira

Are the similarities between Buddhism and Jainism, including between their founders, close enough as to put either religion into question?

What if the Buddha never existed, and instead was based on Mahavira?
by Santi253
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

I just sent Ben Shapiro an email, asking why his website, The Daily Wire, is promoting videos by Stefan Molyneux, a white supremacist. Ben Shapiro is Jewish and claims to be against white supremacy, so I believe he should be accountable for things posted on his website, even if posted by his employ...
by Santi253
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

I just sent Ben Shapiro an email, asking why his website, The Daily Wire, is promoting videos by Stefan Molyneux, a white supremacist. Ben Shapiro is Jewish and claims to be against white supremacy, so I believe he should be accountable for things posted on his website, even if posted by his employe...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

Even if differences in average IQ between races were true, it could be due to economic and social inequality, especially inequality in education. Stephen Jay Gould already debunked racialist theories about IQ in The Mismeasure of Man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mismeasure_of_Man My post was ...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

Garrib wrote: Perhaps the tendency to claim superior status based on some shared group characteristic might be rooted in a feeling of personal inadequacy?
That's a really good point. Stefan has always displayed narcissistic tendencies, such as claiming to be the most important philosopher of our time.
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

However, lets assume that there are IQ differences between the races. Even if differences in average IQ between races were true, it could be due to economic and social inequality, especially inequality in education. Stephen Jay Gould already debunked racialist theories about IQ in The Mismeasure of...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

Anyways, back to the OP: I would like to please get back to the OP. When Stefan was a libertarian who eschewed racism as an ugly form of collectivism, I promoted his show. He was on my friends list on Facebook, and we chatted on Facebook from time to time. When he turned racist and became an apologi...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 397972

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Another thing that is good if prepared well is placenta....either pig of cow. When my wife's uncle's cow has a calf he cooks the placenta and brings some around for us to eat...it is a special thing for him to give us some and shows that we are close. He cooks it in the traditional way which frankl...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

So you see, this is a very socially conservative teaching from the Buddha: something progressive Buddhists ought to keep in mind when they aspire to upend the social order at the cost of the stability and harmony that most of us value. Donald Trump, as an incompetent president who flaunts the rule ...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

I would like to please get back to the OP. When Stefan was a libertarian who eschewed racism as an ugly form of collectivism, I promoted his show. He was on my friends list on Facebook, and we chatted on Facebook from time to time. When he turned racist and became an apologist for Trump, I felt com...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

I would like to please get back to the OP. When Stefan was a libertarian who eschewed racism as an ugly form of collectivism, I promoted his show. He was on my friends list on Facebook, and we chatted on Facebook from time to time. When he turned racist and became an apologist for Trump, I felt comp...
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

lyndon taylor wrote:You have to give respect to earn respect
Exactly. I think the Buddha would agree with that.
by Santi253
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience
Replies: 65
Views: 3833

Re: A Libertarian Icon’s Descent Into Racist Pseudoscience

So you see, this is a very socially conservative teaching from the Buddha: something progressive Buddhists ought to keep in mind when they aspire to upend the social order at the cost of the stability and harmony that most of us value. :goodpost: No, not good posting. When a president is incompeten...