Mayka, i apologize for my part in introducing the subject. I did not intend 
this to go this far. In fact, I regret that I'm contributing to the same thing 
I was upset about on other forums.

Originally I wanted to ask how to deal with my need to resolve these arguments, 
which are ultimately unresolvable. i should not have let it slip that it was 
specifically about religion, although it did have a zen component in that it 
dealt with my desire to know "the truth" and my resentment of people who 
claimed to know "the truth."

i have no intention of pushing religion or politics on anyone. However, I am 
naturally interest in the ways that religion and Zen intersect, and yes, how 
they affect politics, both in negative and positive ways. However, if the board 
prefers, I will not bring it up here.

--- In, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote:
> Hello all:
> Whatever them has always welcome in this forum.  And that has made from this 
> forum a nice one to participate on.  However, it has been noticeable to me  
> that the forum is getting less zen and more chatting and religious, politics 
> themes.  That is gaining strenght and overtaking all the essence and energy 
> of just rare zen postings.  And this is kind of sad.  Discussions of all 
> kinds plus chatting are ok but if those discussions away of zen wave overtake 
> the forum, then what is left for the practicioners to share or even to 
> participate on it as the posting gets swallow by all the rest non zen 
> posting?.  There are religious boards for every religion, why not to become a 
> member there and do the posting over there?.  Just a thought.
> Mayka


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