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. > ------------------------------------ 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: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/