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The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:41 am

When individuals talk about the womb being a weapon, deliberately bringing children into the world, in order to impose their point of view upon others, as these people clearly claim is their goal, then I have no problem with referring to them as stupid. While they may not be flying airplanes into skyscrapers or strapping bombs unto their bodies in order to influence the behavior of others, they are bringing human beings into the world in order to wage a cultural/religious war upon others. On any number of levels it is wrong and it is stupid. Would you like me spell it out further why increasing the world population in this manner is a problem?

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:54 am

Given the increasingly negative ecological impact of unfettered population growth there also is the seriously questionable morality of deliberately increasing the human population whatever the motivation, but when one has one's all-powerful god on one's side as a justification, consequences be damned.

From the Abhidharmakosha 5, 8 vol IV, p 19:

"The assumption that a God is the cause (of the world, etc.) is based on the false belief in the eternal self (atman, i.e. permanent spiritual substance, essence or personality); but that belief has to be abandoned, if one has clearly understood that everything is impermanent and subject to suffering."


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Postby pink_trike » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:40 am

Buddhism was never intended to be a religion (tiltbillings, please feel privileged to delete this or not). Religiosity is a mental obstacle that perverts our engagement with the Dharma. Religiosity is just another mental defilement. I say this as a conservative "buddhist".
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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

Postby Guy » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:42 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

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Re: The never-ending capacity of religion making people stupid

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