IMO, religion is *not* poison, and in fact is quite *beneficial* to many or most.
*Every* religion (and atheism too) has sub-groups and individuals who use its teachings (or non-teachings) in a poisonous way. For instance, I believe that the Canadian prime minister subscribes to the beliefs of a Christian sect that uses Christianity in a poisonous way. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "DP" <wookielife...@...> wrote: > > No, I'm not demanding anything. I just find it troubling that when one place in the forum I was addressing was relegated to religious and spiritual discussions (which I sincerely believe need to be a part of solving the problems we're facing as a planet), any possible discussion of moderate or progressive spirituality was being forced out by the view that "all religion is poison." > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" seacrofter001@ wrote: > > > > DP, > > > > What concern is that of yours? (Double standards are intrinsic to the > > non-Buddha nature of all humans.) Are you demanding that these people > > change their ways for you to be happy? > > > > --ED > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "DP" <wookielifeday@> wrote: > > > > > > I guess you're right. However, I still feel that the same people who > > caricature the Abrahamic religions have no problem doing the same with > > Buddhism.