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by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Mr. Man, Yes, and the distinction is quite deliberate. (I'm on my phone so it would be too onerous to provide a link but) Take a look at the conversation between Alan and Circle5 starting up in relation to race and IQ. Now, it would be all too easy for someone to declare that the content/i...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Binocular, Millennia of philosophy down the drain. The kind of relativism that you espouse would be fitting for a postmodernist forum (but not even there, really), but not for a religious one where words are actually expected to mean something and things be either true or false. You're tot...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1866

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Greetings Chownah, At times like this are people glad that trump is commander in chief of the american military forces (including the nuclear option)? Very much so. For someone who has only been the President of the United States for less than 15 months, he has achieved incredible outcomes. What's h...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings, Truth and falsity are usually determined by the one who holds more power: true is what the person in position of greater power says that is true; and false is what the person in position of greater power says that is false. As a reminder... At Dhamma Wheel, we respect your intellectual an...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharma of Karanei?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Dharma of Karanei?

Greetings, Since it was Khmer, I automatically thought it was Theravada. Is there such thing as Cambodian Vajrayana or Mahayana? Never heard of that. If my engagement here with people exposed to Cambodian Buddhism is anything to go by, it's a real mish-mash of all of the above. What I can tell you f...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharma of Karanei?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Dharma of Karanei?

Greetings Tenma, Does anyone have the Dharma of Karanei and the Dharma of Viropake? I would like to use them for help in my practice. But before I go on, do these dharmas require empowerment? I'm more familiar with Vajrayana, so I have no clue on what the Theravada do. These concepts are foreign to ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Upeksha, Well then, does it follow that you agree that there are indeed legitimate grounds for the claims of antisemitism in this thread? Not having personally investigated the specific instances referenced in this topic, nor being well-versed in Jewish history, I cannot say either way. To...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Mike,

On that point, you and other moderators are welcome to moderate News topics in line with those standards, to ensure they're upheld.

Similarly, members may report posts that they feel do not comply with those standards.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When did you learn the significance of connection?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: When did you learn the significance of connection?

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:51 am
So you have to go beyond the oneness.
:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Mike, Calling a member "racist" or "PC" is an insult, as you said. Unlike called someone a "racist", calling someone PC is not necessarily "an insult", nor is it necessarily "morally impugning their character". As such, if anything, it rightly belongs in Section 1 of the News TOS set of "G...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings, I agree. There are many repugnant identity-based buzzwords that, in my opinion, should not be hurled at members. In addition to the above, I would add "PC", "SJW", "whinger", and various other terms of derision. On a personal level you can have whatever perspective you like, Mike. Just re...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Upeksha, There has been explicit statements of the kind that people such as myself who object to and speak up about antisemitic content only do so on the basis of self-righteousness, in order to gain some kind of personal benefit (I wonder what on earth this might be!), have the intention ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1734

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Greetings Circle5,
Circle5 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:29 am
Ok, the first link that comes to my mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bell_Curve
Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1734

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Greetings,
Circle5 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:21 am
A link ? ...
Yes, just one will suffice.

If you take issue with this, please PM me explaining why.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1734

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Greetings Circle5,

Can you please provide a link to substantiate what you've said here?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Greetings from Canada

Greetings Luis,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21526

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings DooDoot,

Tucker very often speaks common sense. The prejudice and aversion in some quarters regarding Tucker seems to be primarily due to the network he is on, and his aptitude at highlighting hypocrisy and incongruous perspectives in certain guests.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings Mr. Man, This is from the Collins' Dictionary "the hate of or bias against people of other races" https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/race-hate. Fair enough, I was trying to work out where you drew the line in relation to the backdrop of DooDoot's earlier post, your recent...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2410

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

Greetings,
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 am
race hate
Please define exactly what you mean by this.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1734

Re: Intersting conversation between Ezra Klein and Sam Harris.

Greetings,
alan wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:33 am
Ok, how about this: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
That might be better.
Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)