My own problems with Stephen Harper stem more from his propping up a polluting 
and potentially Earth-threatening industry, which has much more to do with 
worship of money than any religious beliefs. Although I admit he is a very 
conservative Christian.

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:
>
> 
> 
> 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" <wookielifeday@> 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.
>




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