James the Giant wrote:I dunno, seems like a legitimate tactic to me.
From their perspective there's nothing wrong with it, and I can't see much unwholesomeness from where I'm sitting either.
They just believe different stuff and want others to discover the same belief.
They're not killing anyone... Maybe damaging a culture though.
Maybe damaging a culture? Very likely and very profoundly. As for not being unwholesome, yes, well, from the perspective of those who burned heretics at the stake, just another day doing the work of the Prince of Peace and the God of Love. For these evangelizing people what they are doing is seen and talked about as war -- and they do use terms of warfare -- against their devil, a wholesome and meritorious way to act. Blameless, I am sure they are, to be rewarded by their god with eternal bliss for all the souls they have saved from eternal damnation. Wholesome? Probably not.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.