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by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings, It is a shame to because even after a heated debate people would have the option to consider the other view rather than having fortified their own. Though you rarely ever see such contentiousness end that way around here. Maybe though, but you never know though. I mean, is there anyone he...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

... well we just had a recent topic on the "person within the ball". I guess it was only a matter of time before we had a topic about the balls within the...

Oh, nevermind.

8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings SDC, What we have on this forum are people with such fundamentally different modes of operation that disunity is just a matter of fact, and that lack of commonality is grounds enough for some to settle for blood when knowledge does not seem viable. Yes, "Dhamma of the Theravada" is the the...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Report on UK "Faith Schools"

Greetings Paul, Such schools should not be looked upon as religious, but rather an expression of the culture of the community they represent. According to the millennial characteristic, diversity of minorities will dominate the new demographic, so such schools can be expected to increase in number u...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Report on UK "Faith Schools"

Greetings, It's an interesting one, because obviously there's certain aspects in traditional religions which will not gel well with the current PC interpretation of what "tolerance" means. The conflict is less that these schools are doing something inherently wrong, but that their very existence and...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Dhammas
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Dhammas

Greetings Otto, Not really... it seems like a complex summary of something which I cannot discern whether it is my view or not. I'm more inclined to think of dhammas as things/phenomena created via the process of paticcasamuppada . To use your language, "rules" and "patterns" are encompassed by such...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Dhammas
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Dhammas

Greetings,
Any views on this view?
Only that I see no reason to adopt it, and will therefore stick with understanding the term "dhamma" as either "thing", or "phenomenon".

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1902

Re: Political Compass

Greetings,

Mine's about where I thought it would be nowadays...
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... how and why it's shifted over the years has been explained previously here.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 82
Views: 1496

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings, A reminder... News#5. We do understand that politics can be an emotional or disruptive subject for some people. Therefore if you wish, you may voluntarily opt out of the News section by following the instructions here. Because participation in the News, Current Events & Politics section i...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 82
Views: 1496

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Lyndon,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 am
So you blame the victims???
What do you mean by "blame the victims"?

What exactly are you alleging that a member is doing?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 82
Views: 1496

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Lyndon,

I must have missed that too.

Again, feel free to point to a post where people are defending rape and murder, in order to demonstrate that this isn't mere projection or conjecture on your part.

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 82
Views: 1496

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Lyndon,

Has anyone said that people being murdered or raped is OK?

I don't remember anyone saying or implying this. Perhaps you could show where this was said, so we can rule out the possibility of this allegation being mere projection or conjecture on your part?

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings L.N., Don't you see that words might elicit reactivity in others? That is part of what this discussion is about. There's a spectrum of possible responses, none of which are in the control of the speaker. If enough people go on to read a certain innocuous comment, someone in that group is b...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings, I really like this topic. My personal objective remains to give members this space, free of coersion, and not telling people what they ought to do with it. Therefore, it's refreshing to see people wanting to take some personal ownership of what they want this forum to be, and leading them...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings L.N., The question is, what is the best way to do this? Perhaps your answer is to simply ignore comments which play the person instead of the ball. A good place to start, is to not assume that literally everything anyone says is a "personalized attack". For example, I called an analysis of...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 926

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., Fair enough. While I did not intend the term "alt-right" to mean what you have stated, you will notice that I respected your wishes and stopped using the term. Still, a lot of your comments go a bit farther than just "right." The George Soros conspiracy stuff is just ridiculous. Now ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 926

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings, Doubly strange, because what you imply DooDoot has no business to do, is precisely what you take it upon yourself to do, in relation to anyone on this forum who disagrees with you, your positions or your over-complicated and uncharitable speech codes. I have not done any such thing. Oh, r...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings L.N., I believe it was retrofuturist who originally used the term "play the ball, not the man" in another Topic. Clearly, as stated in the OP, different people might have different opinions. Yes, it was me who mentioned this phrase. So if anybody is interested in posting comments actually ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1902

Re: Political Compass

Greetings PuerAzaelis, How is that "name calling"? That's an observation. I guess the fact we use words to communicate, means that anything can be called "name" calling? Perhaps that's the point of the term "name calling"... it can be used to try shutting down anyone else's opinions or positions tha...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1902

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings DooDoot, Thanks for sharing that comprehensive response. Here in Australia I've actually voted Greens since 2000, and even handed out how to vote cards for the last 2 federal, and 1 state election but I won't be doing either again soon, because under their current leadership, the Greens be...