purple planet wrote:I almost dont know nothing about uk politics - but isnt the Conservative Party against "mercy killing" and abortions ?
purple planet wrote:I almost dont know nothing about uk politics - but isnt the Conservative Party against "mercy killing" and abortions ? that is a very buddhist way of thinking
before i was in to buddhism i was not 100% sure but defiantly leaning towards supporting mercy-killing and abortions - that was my "atheist view" but after getting "in to" buddhism i now am 50-50 on the subject
Kim OHara wrote:Hi, guys,
We've actually been since http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=18675#p262300 and we have drifted a long way from the politics of the UK. The situations in Thailand and Israel are quite different from the UK and Australia and I'm not qualified to comment on them, so how about we get
The op asked if there was a party that would promote Buddhist ideals..........I think my post directly addresses that issue. To restate my point, If you think that some political party is going to take Buddhist ideals to the election booth and actually make some fundamental change in society, then you are dreaming.......much better to get rich......money influences politics way way way more than votes..........politics is not about changing society......it is about who will get to take the biggest piece of the pie while keeping things going in exactly the same direction.......if voting could change things it would be made illegal.......really, it would.
Maybe it would be a good idea to educate oneself about the candidates and issues.purple planet wrote:Want to add an important thing in my opinion - you should vote for who you think is less worse but if your not sure who is less worse then its best not to vote at all
josh71188 wrote:In a recent conversation with a Buddhist friend, she confessed that she believes the UK Conservative Party tend to promote inequality, greed and selfishness and thus confessed she could never bring herself to vote for them. This has led me to consider which, if any, UK political party hold values that reflect my own Buddhist inspired views. As such, I was wondering if any UK Buddhists out there had ever voted or intened to vote Conservative in a general election?
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