L.N. wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:09 am
As to the second proposition, it is simply frightening and sounds like what the Nazi's said about the Jews. I am not calling Morlock a Nazi, but talk of "eradicating" religious groups is not worthy of a "good argument" in opposition. Certain self-identified Buddhists are trying to eradicate the Rohingya Muslims. The argument that some tradition should be "eradicated" is fairly horrible, especially on a forum devoted to discussion of the Dhamma.
I realize others may disagree, and statements which call for the eradication of other faiths are not in violation of TOS on this forum. But such statements are volatile and, I hope, do not reflect the values of most participants here. I may be wrong, based on what I am witnessing here.
Im not in favor of eradicating any religious groups, merely the ideology. As far as brutal, evil and dangerous, are you aware of any history at all? Do you read the news?
The god that the xians, jews, and moslems worship has apparently looked on in approval as his children and representatives on earth committed every evil from genocide to female genital mutilation.
The most notable aspect of the ideology of the prankster male warrior god that the so called children of the book worship is exclusion, that is that some are "of god" and the others are the chaff, the subhumans and the expendable.
This evil patriarchal god of war and hate evolved with the rise of agriculture. Agriculture gives groups that practice it a food surplus and that leads to a people surplus so you need more land to plant. Yahweh or Allah or the lord of creation or what ever you want to call it, is merely a convenient cultural mechanism for dehumanizing the tribe on the other side of the hill so they can be slaughtered or enslaved and robbed of their land.
Humans have a natural empathy for each other, if you want them to hate enough to kill each other on a mass scale you need religion, specifically a violent exclusionary religion like those that sprang from the middle eastern nomadic warrior god of abraham. More inclusionary religions like buddhism just wont do the trick
Again i want to make clear that i was talking about the ideology, if you pander to hateful theist ideology, if you give it equal time, if you pretend that its just as good as any other, you are karmically liable for the consequences. Its time that this evil was more widely recognized for what it is. The planet has become too small to tolerate the insanity of patriarchal theism. Now we are all the people on the other side of the hill.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig