Al, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING ON ANOTHER FORUM?!! Especially another BUDDHIST forum? I expect you to spend all of your waking hours on our Zen Forum!
I do agree with your post below. However I'd extend your last sentence to cover all religions - even Buddhism - shady, murky, obscure, eclectic. Zen, however, not being a religion (IMNSHO) is not shady, but basks in the bright sunshine completely out in the open. ONLY THIS! ...Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Fitness63 Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 3:16 AM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Zen] Shango/Voodoo From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > I'm not trying to mix the two. The intent of my post is to show some of the similarities between the two, especially those that I believe relate to zen, which as you also know I don't consider to be a exclusive to Buddhism or a sub-set of Buddhism. > I was on another Buddhist group which is very victimization oriented and which only wants people of a certain ethnic group to participate. There were several members claiming that Voodoo, Shango, Santeria, etc. were a great way to practice Buddhism. I was apoplectic and posted my objection. Voodoo, Shango, Santeria rely very heavily on animal sacrifices, drinking of blood, eating the meat of the sacrificed animals, etc., I cannot imagine anything further away from Buddhism than Voodoo, especially since it also makes the priest an intemediary for any contact to a higher power and for self-knowledge. In Voodoo/Shango, etc., it all flows from the priest/priestess. These are very shady religions at best. __________ NOD32 3401 (20080829) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/