--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "markmeredith2002" 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
<fairfieldlife@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > http://www.amritapuri.org/teachings/message/cartoon.php
> > >
> > 
> > My opinion:
> > 
> > Amma should have kept her mouth shut.  Her words border on 
justifying 
> > the actions of murderers and terrorists.
> 
> Here are the actual words that shemp considers to justify murder 
and
> terror:





First of all please do not misrepresent what I said.  I wrote:

"Her words border on justifying the actions of murderers and 
terrorists."









> 
> Amma said, "Whatever it may be, when you insult someone's form of
> worship, it will be painful for them," Amma said. "If someone 
draw's
> your wife or your mother in the nude or in a ridiculing manner, is
> there anyone who will not feel bad? No, they will be hurt. Whether 
God
> exists or not is not the question. They [the Muslims] have a 
certain
> sankalpa [conviction] regarding God; if someone mocks that, it will
> wound them.
> 
> "Everyone has the freedom to draw, but there are also certain 
dharmic
> rules to it as well. Will any son bear the drawing of his mother in
> the nude?"
>


And, yes, those words DO border on justifying the actions of 
murderers and terrorists and it was completely irresponsible of Amma 
to say what she did and, yes, in my opinion she should keep her 
mouth shut.






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