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When Buddhists get a tick....

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Postby PeterB » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:37 am

It certainly would be a candidate for an award for " threads most likely to convince the rest of the world that Buddhists are loony ".. :lol:
.Its like a friggin' parody of Buddhism. The kind of stuff that Born Again Christians say that Buddhists believe. " They think its more important to let your child get a crippling disease than to kill a bug ".

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Postby Goedert » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:43 am

Think we have to make a distinction here.

A monk or an ariyan never has the intention to kill. A layman is layman.

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Postby PeterB » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:33 pm

There probably is not Anicca. The compilers of the Suttas did not know that ticks carry Lyme Disease or that mosquitoes are responsible for Malaria and Yellow Fever. Or that rat fleas would cause plagues that would kill millions...But we do.
And so we need to give long and careful thought to that ( relatively ) new found knowledge.
With such knowledge comes responsibilities that the Sutta compilers could not have anticipated.
The Suttas are a source of knowledge of a very specific kind. They are not tablets of stone which prescribe solutions to all life problems.

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Here is a question:

The neighbors cat is really a stray, however the neighbor feeds it usually. It comes by my home sometimes and we give it milk. Now, that cat goes out and kills mice and birds. Is feeding it milk enabling it to go kill other sentient beings and cause them misery? (birds and mice have feelings too and don't want to die. They only want to be happy. If that wasn't the case, they wouldn't run from danger. They also have children that they must feed.)

Maybe I should not feed the cat milk according to the faulty logic being put forth here.

Maybe I should take that logic further and even though I don't feed it myself, I should convince my neighbor not to feed it too. By condoning my neighbors actions when I see her and she brings up the cat and tell me that she fed it, gave it milk, aren't I enabling the cat to kill too. How far should this be taken? Is nodding and praising her activity, condoning it, helping to enable the cat to kill too? According to the line of logic being put forth here, I should not condone my neighbors feeding this cat. When she brings it up I should avert my gaze, walk away, or just tell her she should not do it. Otherwise I am enabling this cat.

Maybe I should take this wretched logic one step further and just club the f*ing the thing, the g*damn killer cat. I do have a baseball bat in the house that would crack its little head and crush her skull, you know...

Do you see where this faulty logic leads?

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Postby PeterB » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:20 pm

No. Thats a strawcat.
Its called The Slippery Slope Fallacy.

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