From: BillSmart@>Al, this topic keeps coming up. What do you think?> Of all the zen masters I have met on the internet and in person, I have thought they were all pompous assholes who were stealing money for a living by sucking people into giving them donations for sitting on their ass all day.
That happens to be my opinion of ministers and priests too, except that with ministers there is usually a component of visible missionary work and other activities that benefit people in a non-bullshit way. Priests on the other hand molest kids and insulate themselves from critics. I am off on a tangent here. In a roundabout way what I am trying to say is that the so-called flames are part of life too. The only people that I ban are those who spam advertisements. I have been on the other Zen and Buddhist forums where some well-meaning cocksuckers are busy moderating the messages so that there is a consistent HUM of HAPPY PEOPLE posting positive messages about the last time they visited the monastery and got a blow-job from the Roshi. Fuck that bullshit. If you want to be in a happy place where all your feedback is moderated and you only hear from happy people on prozac who want to kiss your ass and call it candy, then you need to go to those forums and join the rest of the motherfucking lemmings. That's what I think about fucking moderating the messages. It is Un-fucking-American. If Zen and Buddhism are about censorship, then Zen and Buddhism are bullshit philosophies and you need to find something better that can help you deal with the real fucking assholes in the world around you. Best wishes, Al ------------------------------------ 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/