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by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Evolution Debate
Replies: 86
Views: 14576

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

And this is only natural from an evolutionary POV, as this is the best way to optimize reproduction. Therefore, if Darwin is correct, his own believers are going to go extinct while those who believe in a stone-age moon godess fertility cult will eliminate the teaching of Darwin in schools. Persona...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 9683

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Buddhism is growing. Just not in absolute terms in comparison to the world population. Buddhism in Burma is alive and well and this is the country that will carry the torch of the sasana for at least the next 100 years. This can be inferred by the fact that no other place even has the seeds of cultu...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Poe's Law - Defense
Replies: 62
Views: 11529

Re: Poe's Law - Defense

I think DhammaWheel should attempt to divert such inevitable trolls who bring harm to the forum, lest Buddhists come to the conclusion that the forum is, indeed, a living example of Poe's Law. Were said trolls to succeed, we would become, essentially a mockery - nothing but toilet scribbles on the ...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 5436

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

In any virile society where men are free, to bend over and allow another man to penetrate them as he would a woman is a decapitational offence to the manhood of the receiver of this infamy. There is no way this "man" could ever regain his reputation as such in the company of other men - he would be...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha knew all along
Replies: 18
Views: 6983

Re: Buddha knew all along

If there is a scale of immorality, I would propose Truman/the Americans with their targeted bombings (nuclear and otherwise) of civilian centers to be on exactly the same lowest of the low denominator with Hitler and his concentration camps or Stalin and his Gulags. That sounds like an extremely pr...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 5436

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

In any virile society where men are free, to bend over and allow another man to penetrate them as he would a woman is a decapitational offence to the manhood of the receiver of this infamy. There is no way this "man" could ever regain his reputation as such in the company of other men - he would be ...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Poe's Law - Defense
Replies: 62
Views: 11529

Poe's Law - Defense

There are many blatantly false Christian websites on the internet such as "Landoverbaptist Church". The jest of this website is to impugn Christianity via the subtle knavery of what is called Poe's Law - the fact that it is hard to differentiate a true Christian from an atheist imitator. I think Dha...
by Manopubbangama
Tue May 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka
Replies: 67
Views: 5436

Re: Pannobhasa on homosexuality, transsexuality, and pandaka

Nobody suggested that the "bottom" was inferior. That's an assumption you supplied. Google "power bottom" to see an opposing view. Sounds like an argument that big-government parties make when thrusting their agenda onto tax payers. I think I will chose to not google that, as I have children around.
by Manopubbangama
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 133
Views: 8509

Re: On Verification

We can all have our own opinions, but not our own Dhamma. Having our own Dhamma is not a "human right." The only human right is stream - entry, as SDA has stated. This thread is proof that the West is still addicted to moral relativism and is not ready for the boot-camp like approach that is require...
by Manopubbangama
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 133
Views: 8509

Re: On Verification

DooDoot wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:26 pm
MN 38 above appears completely the opposite to the fundamentalism of the poster that calls themselves "Budo".
Just FYI, when you resort to ad-hominums it weakens your argument.
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 133
Views: 8509

Re: On Verification

Your guy, Harold Musson, was far more agile in slipping his ideas into his writings, and it actually takes a bit more work to tease out the fact that his ideas don't fit into the puzzle He is pretty forthcoming that he does not mean to fit the puzzle. I think his ideas are good to the extent that i...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 133
Views: 8509

Re: On Verification

Adhammic is something that blatantly contradicts the Tipitika. Your guy, Harold Musson, was far more agile in slipping his ideas into his writings, and it actually takes a bit more work to tease out the fact that his ideas don't fit into the puzzle, whereas buddhadasa is clumsy and obviously counte...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 184
Views: 16706

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

. Sounds like ... Connections to other paths #0023 Theme: Small Nibbana (exactly the same thing as the "big" one, except duration?) Verbatim Excerpts from: Heart-wood from the Bo Tree by BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU http://www.meditation2.net/htdocs/Books/BhikkhuBuddhadasa_Heart_Wood_from_the_Bo_Tree.htm Dis...
by Manopubbangama
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Buddha said the biggest threat to Buddhism come from within. This. Buddhists historically have an incredible knack for routing Mohammadanism. Its aggressive inroads into Burma are not even making waves against a Nobel-Peace-Prize winning Pacifist. .... On the other side of the coin, I highly doubt ...
by Manopubbangama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth might be real
Replies: 42
Views: 4242

Re: Rebirth might be real

How can a file be transferred between one drive and another without a medium which serves as a bridge between them (a PC, a laptop, a wire, a cable, a card, a wi-fi signal, etc.)? It's more like this; https://s2.gifyu.com/images/giphyf01ad91d0943a3ac.gif Sankharas construct both the hardware and th...