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by TheNoBSBuddhist
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?
Replies: 50
Views: 5808

Re: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?

I never said they weren't. I didn't consider them as being part of the equation, as hitherto, no mention had been made of them, or at least, that I was aware of. And as for criminals, I assumed (wrongly it seems?) that the protection was being afforded to the person being advised of what was inappro...
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?
Replies: 50
Views: 5808

Re: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?

Hi The NoBSBuddhist That's rather vague....I have obviously misunderstood. as has the person who explained that rule to me in the way I originally misunderstood it! I have seen it described as 'having sex with convicted criminals' elsewhere, and I think, even on the internet, somewhere! Could you b...
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1171006

Re: Word Association Game

Miami
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5407
Views: 688440

Re: Is vegetarianism even healthy?

I guess. It's one thing that puts me off visiting the USA. You never know WHERE you are with them! :jumping:
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1171006

Re: Word Association Game

Master (of none).
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6834
Views: 932326

Re: the great rebirth debate

The Middle Way.
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5407
Views: 688440

Re: Is vegetarianism even healthy?

If a product has been GM, it will say so on the packaging, by law. (At least, it is law in the UK.) We tried to pass a law in California in 2012 to label GM food called Prop 37 but it didn't pass. :cry: But apparently Vermont just had a labeling law passed this year, the first state to do so! :wooh...
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5407
Views: 688440

Re: Is vegetarianism even healthy?

Aloka wrote: I've been eating Tofu for years (but not every day) with no adverse effects - and never knowingly buy GM products. :)
me too. :thumbsup:
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1171006

Re: Word Association Game

by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5407
Views: 688440

Re: Is vegetarianism even healthy?

Tofu has received a massive amount of bad press, and has been cited as having harmful effects if eaten in high quantities. Fortunately it's been revealed as mostly hype, generated and funded largely by those industries to which the increased circulation of tofu would be harmful. (Several meat associ...
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?
Replies: 50
Views: 5808

Re: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?

TheNoBSBuddhist: I think the part about following the law of the land has nothing to do with sexual misconduct in the Buddhist sense. It may be misconduct, but not sexual misconduct. I couldn't agree more. The argument is utterly superfluous, and was not introduced by me, but by martinfrank. I atte...
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1171006

Re: Word Association Game

guts
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?
Replies: 50
Views: 5808

Re: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?

From Wikipedia: United States - Main article: Interracial marriage in the United States Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize...
by TheNoBSBuddhist
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?
Replies: 50
Views: 5808

Re: What exactly is "Sexual Misconduct"?

I do tend to agree with the general principle that if one is dedicated to following the precepts one would respect the laws of the jurisdiction where one is living. To me, the point of the precepts is to develop blamelessness, and therefore be unagitated, which is a basic requirement for progress o...