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01-10-2012, 03:57 PM
RE: Islamists now offended by Buddhaism: Behead Buddha
(01-10-2012 02:59 PM)Dom Wrote:  I don't know. What's changed is that islamic leaders are scared of their own people these days. They can't kill enough of them to stomp out opposition like they used to.

What's also changed is that people are communicating via the web and cells - which has great potential to do good but equal potential to do bad.

Some american fundie insults some islamic fundie and you have thousands of people going berserk.

I just have an uneasy feeling about this.

I share your uneasy feeling, though Aseptic makes a reasonable case.

I worry less that Muslim crazies will start a war than I do that Israeli or American fundies will. If the far right gets power in both Israel and the U.S.A. at the same time, that could be the source of reactionary aggression against the perceived Muslim threat.

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01-10-2012, 05:58 PM
RE: Islamists now offended by Buddhaism: Behead Buddha
This isn't the first time Islam has taken a swing at Buddhism. In 2001, the Taliban blew up the noted 180 ft. tall Bamiyan Buddha statue in central Afghanistan because they considered it an idol. Here is a before and after pic:

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It was one of two very large standing Buddha statues carved into a rock face during the 5th-century. It predated the emergence of Islam in the area by nearly two centuries. People tend to forget that there was a large Buddhist presence in Afghanistan at one time.
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01-10-2012, 06:59 PM (This post was last modified: 01-10-2012 08:23 PM by Free Thought.)
RE: Islamists now offended by Buddhaism: Behead Buddha
Oh! An Islamist getting offended at something minuscule that would not have offended anybody otherwise.

How very refreshing.



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01-10-2012, 08:06 PM
RE: Islamists now offended by Buddhaism: Behead Buddha
(01-10-2012 11:56 AM)Ozzie Wrote:  Why would anyone want to attack Buddhists? They are just about the most peaceful religious group there is.

because they are not Muslim, that is offensive enough.

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01-10-2012, 08:54 PM
RE: Islamists now offended by Buddhaism: Behead Buddha
(01-10-2012 05:58 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  This isn't the first time Islam has taken a swing at Buddhism. In 2001, the Taliban blew up the noted 180 ft. tall Bamiyan Buddha statue in central Afghanistan because they considered it an idol. Here is a before and after pic:

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It was one of two very large standing Buddha statues carved into a rock face during the 5th-century. It predated the emergence of Islam in the area by nearly two centuries. People tend to forget that there was a large Buddhist presence in Afghanistan at one time.

I'm thinking the Buddhists went, "Meh, whatever." ... That's what I like about Buddhsim. Big Grin

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01-10-2012, 10:13 PM
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We should give Israel some nukes, they're not afraid to put those muslim fuck heads in their place.

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01-10-2012, 10:42 PM (This post was last modified: 01-10-2012 10:57 PM by cufflink.)
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(01-10-2012 10:13 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  We should give Israel some nukes, they're not afraid to put those muslim fuck heads in their place.

Psst. Israel already has nukes.

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02-10-2012, 01:10 AM
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(01-10-2012 08:54 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I'm thinking the Buddhists went, "Meh, whatever." ... That's what I like about Buddhsim. Big Grin

Dear GirlyMan, i think, that discribes the problem more then well.
The muslim fundi's can do what ever they want, we still do nothing.
For me, thats not buddism, thats cowardliness.
How these people should learned there lesson, that they not allone in the world?
Statures are on thing, but i remember very clear 9/11/2001.
Was your reaction than also, "Meh, whatever." ?
What aboute the genocides in north-africa, driven by the muslim-fundis.
They came and cut armes, legs and heat's off, they cut women with babys there breasts, so they are unable to feed the child.
If you have a kid, that behaves like destroy all stuff around him, you just purse your lipps and shrug your shoulder's?
Sorry, i hope, if you have kid's, you made a better job on them.

This has to be stopped.

I said it in the past, and i will say it again, NO TOLERANCE to NO TOLERANCE.
We have not crawled out of the mud and dirt, evoled as equals from the stupidity of our own religion, just to watch this peopel smashing everything and anyone into pieces.
If my child did'nt want to listen, i am not sitting around and watch him beating other kid's and set the neighbor's garden on fire.
Social behavior is a skill every human must and could learn.
If we did'nt start now, some day this behavior became pathological, that means it become irreversible.
Do you want your doughter wear a burka? No! Then get your head out of the "Oh, beautiful-budism-peace-pink-thought-cloude of your's and come back to earth and face the facts.
They killing people and destroy stuff, as long as we only watch them.

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02-10-2012, 03:23 AM
RE: Islamists now offended by Buddhaism: Behead Buddha
(01-10-2012 10:42 PM)cufflink Wrote:  
(01-10-2012 10:13 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  We should give Israel some nukes, they're not afraid to put those muslim fuck heads in their place.

Psst. Israel already has nukes.

Really? Or is this a "Iraq has nukes" thing?

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02-10-2012, 05:21 AM
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...and we know about this, how? Consider

To me, all this "lookie how evil Islam is" noise coming over the wire is a marketing scam to justify an invasion of Iran.

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