christopher::: wrote:Tilt, i'm on vacation. In 15 minutes we'll be taking my son into NYC to the Museum of Natural History. I'm not going to continue dialouge with you because for every comment i make you have more questions, and you dont seem to hear half the things i say!! (Like that I dont have time now to participate here).
Nobody is asking - or demanding - you engage in long detailed discussions - or any discussion - while you are vacation. The point is - was - that when you are ready to discuss Wright or your particular stance that if you want a genuine dialogue that you need to be open to listening to the criticisms of what it is that you are saying concerning your claims about what the various religions are supposedly saying. That is simple enough. Enjoy your vacation.
Also, we view things differently, we hold different beliefs about this.
And you have seemed (before you went on vacation) quite unwilling to explore this, and it seems that when you return from vacation that you are going to be quite unwilling to explore this topic you have repeatedly posted on.
But this is the General Theravada forum and I'm a Zen Buddhist with a Unitarian Universalist background. This is your turf, so i will disengage. I think that's a healthy response, not a copout.
There are other sub-fora within DhammaWheel where this could be appropriately discussed.
We see things differently. I don't see how continuing in this fashion is helpful to your or my dharma practice.
So, an exploration - and a better understanding - of differing points of view does not help Dhamma practice.
It is hardly an essential topic for me, but is seems the only topic for you, since you really have brought up here pretty much nothing else.There are other topics related to Theravada Buddhism that i would rather spend my time focusing upon when i do have the time to visit here. I hope you will consider that too. Is this really an essential topic for you to be focusing so much attention on?