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GUEST,jeff BS: Any Buddhists out there? (66* d) RE: BS: Any Buddhists out there? 10 Mar 10

Honestly, Peter T I fail to find any indication of you deserving an Esq. following your name. No one or nothing is on trial here. Shallow intellectuals speak out of passion rather than ponderance. Not genuinely educated persons such as you. Relax, yours truly has simply given an explanation. One can find extremists in any belief system. What turned me off joining NSB at a crucial time in my life was in a meeting one of the leaders, who was Japanese let it slip that the western mind could practice the faith and improve their life condition, but lacked the subtlties to reach enlightenment in one lifetime. I took affront to that and called him out on racism in a rather large public forum and was ushered out by some of the members. But, I took it on myself to do an independant study of the history of the faith and decided it wasn't for me and the aforementioned gentleman's racism was a product of the enviornment of his culture. But, also came to the conclusion that the faith itself was well intended, though some within it were misguided as with any religion.

The Spanish Inquisition, Nazi Gemany, Idi Amin, Dick Cheney, Stalin, etc. History is rife w/monsters of all types acting in the name of something be it religion or power. That's not an indictment of organized faith, but I can see how your direct experience could lead you to be so reactive re this particular branch of Buddhism.

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