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Dalai Lama says ‘okay’ to gay marriage
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 07 March 2014 | Antonia Malloy

Posted on 03/07/2014 11:01:52 PM PST by Olog-hai

The Dalai Lama has voiced his support for gay marriage and condemned homophobia, saying that sex is fine as long as it is consensual.

Speaking during an interview with American talk show host Larry King, the Buddhist monk said that gay marriage was “okay” and a “personal matter”.

He said: "If two people, a couple, really feel that way, it’s more practical, more satisfaction, and both sides fully agree, then okay!” …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: dalailama; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; larryking; religiousleft
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 11:01:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Whoope. How wonderful. Do indeed a sarc tag


2 posted on 03/07/2014 11:04:52 PM PST by easternsky
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t be misled. Most Buddhists in their homelands find this behavior disgusting. This guy has just been influenced by his contact with the west. Sad.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 11:06:28 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Just another useful tool then.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 11:07:02 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Olog-hai

Golly gee, Dolly!


5 posted on 03/07/2014 11:08:57 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Republican1795.

Hard to have any sympathy for him. If he had Tibet an independent state, it would just be turned into his utopian nuthouse with bathhouses everywhere.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 11:09:29 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

If I had my old clippings I would show it, but the Dali Lama has things he doesn’t approve of, such as American Evangelical Christianity which he has pointed out as the enemy of universal truth and harmony.

The Dali Lama is a religious leader for the left, as evidenced by his and Buddhism’s popularity among the left.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 11:14:02 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Olog-hai
He had more to say...

On whether same-sex marriage should be universally accepted, he said: "That’s up to the country’s law.”

And the Dalai Lama added that people should still follow their own religions’ rules on spirituality.

“People who have belief or who have special traditions, then you should follow according to your own tradition. Like Buddhism, there are different kinds of sexual misconduct, so you should follow properly.

Homosexuality is one of those kinds of sexual misconduct.

8 posted on 03/07/2014 11:15:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ansel12

That’s odd, my teacher has said “it is not possible for a liberal to practice the Dharma.”


9 posted on 03/07/2014 11:17:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ansel12

10 posted on 03/07/2014 11:17:24 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ansel12

I’ve seen old articles and threads where he expresses his approval of Marxism.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 11:18:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: TigersEye

LOL


12 posted on 03/07/2014 11:18:27 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

It’s true and he means it. :)


13 posted on 03/07/2014 11:19:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Olog-hai
Well, Old Buddha was a man and I'm sure that he meant well
But I pray for his disciples lest they wind up in hell
And I'm sure that old Mohammed thought he knew the way
But it won't be Hare Krishna we stand before on The Judgment Day.

No, it won't be old Buddha that's sitting on the throne
And it won't be old Mohammed that's calling us Home
And it won't be Hare Krishna that plays that trumpet tune
And we're going to see The Son not Reverend Moon!

Well, I don't hate anybody so please don't take me wrong
But there really is a message to this simple song
You see there's only one way Jesus if eternal life is your goal
Meditation of the mind won't save your soul.

No, it won't be old Buddha that's sitting on the throne
And it won't be old Mohammed that's calling us Home
And it won't be Hare Krishna that plays that trumpet tune
And we're going to see The Son, not Reverend Moon!

Well, you can call yourself a Baptist and not be born again
A Presbyterian or a Methodist and still die in your sin
You can even be Charismatic shout and dance and jump a pew
But if you hate your brother you won't be one of The Chosen Few.

Cause it won't be a Baptist that's sitting on The Throne
A Presbyterian or a Methodist that's calling us Home
And it won't be a Charismatic that plays that trumpet tune
So let's all just live for Jesus 'cause He's coming back real soon.
Oh Buddha - The Imperials
14 posted on 03/07/2014 11:20:38 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Salamander

I’m having a problem with conflicting...........that is a troubling image.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 11:20:59 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve heard enough from this pampered little turd who has never done anything of value in his useless life.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 11:21:50 PM PST by Octar
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To: Olog-hai

Another nut not unlike Desmond Tutu. These guys are Hollywood tools of Richard Gere types


17 posted on 03/07/2014 11:23:15 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TigersEye

Cool teacher!


18 posted on 03/07/2014 11:24:16 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ansel12

Put one of your hands over your right eye.

;]


19 posted on 03/07/2014 11:25:18 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

He is but more importantly his Dharma is solid.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 11:26:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Olog-hai

He is not a guy who holds up well when one starts looking at him closely.

The Dali lama is just another political figure whose personal integrity doesn’t hold up under close scrutiny, the fact that he and the left portray him as some sort of supernatural religious figure, pushes him into the category of evil exploiter and user, into the anti-God column.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 11:28:41 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Olog-hai

Dalai probably makes it with the Lama, so what does he know anyway?


22 posted on 03/07/2014 11:29:16 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Olog-hai

What a moron when a personal matter becomes political it’s not personal anymore..
The Dalai is missing a few bricks from his load..

Is this the Dalai that got his poop packed by the chinese?..
The Dalai is famous for being famous.. maybe he could marry Kim Kardashian..
Hey a little boot black on his face, he might “pass”..


23 posted on 03/07/2014 11:31:29 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Salamander

I’d rather hear what comes out of the right half of the pic than the left.

Although what comes out of the left is what is pictured on the right. Liberal POS that she is.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 11:33:09 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Olog-hai

The Dalai Lama is a coward. Some years ago, he expressed the traditional Buddhist critique of homosexuality and - to his surprise - was slammed by his Western devotees, many of whom are gay. But he knows who butters his bread, and now - guess what? - he is pro-gay. He is not a wise man or a holy man, but a very shrewd pragmatist.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 11:33:10 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Salamander

I can’t respond, too many jokes come out of that post about which eye.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 11:33:52 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

25 years practicing Tibetan Buddhism.

I never had any respect for this guy, and my opinion is based on actual knowledge of him and his. He’s been corrupted and co-opted by the Left, falling easy prey to the lure of celebrity idolization.

His teachers and the overall tradition certainly never supported homosexuality. The scriptures are quite clear about this.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 11:37:48 PM PST by dagogo redux
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To: A CA Guy

Something that I can probably find is an old description by an assistant of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1950s where he describes how Gandhi kept the most expensive “humble” menu possible.

The assistant described spending a fortune on many hours in taxis, on many days during the US visit, so that he could search NYC to find the pure and natural (and rare and expensive at the time) ingredients for Gandhi’s “humble” meals that he insisted on, to maintain his Gandhi simpleness.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 11:43:27 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Legends are often developed out of hope and myth.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 11:47:51 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: ansel12

I have the same admiration for ol’ Moe Gandhi as I do for Mikey Luther King aka Junior.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 11:48:45 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Norm Lenhart
This is better.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 11:56:01 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ansel12

I politely assumed....

;D


32 posted on 03/07/2014 11:56:52 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: dagogo redux

Wow, that is a powerful statement.

Do you have a summary on the status and future of Tibet or can you link us to a thread or articles on it that you think are informative?


33 posted on 03/07/2014 11:57:40 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Salamander

He looks good in rags... Makes a 2 dollar tshirt obscene ;)


34 posted on 03/07/2014 11:59:43 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Salamander

Arghhhh, my subtle and restrained, Texas humor vault is close to exploding.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 12:02:08 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Salamander

Instead of Alice, how about ACIEEEEDDD!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYwziJwDCAM


36 posted on 03/08/2014 12:05:39 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ansel12
that is a troubling image.

That's just a llama with bigguns.

A more typical specimen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGinm6KIC4Q

37 posted on 03/08/2014 12:12:16 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Norm Lenhart

Ha!

:)


38 posted on 03/08/2014 12:14:16 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ansel12

Let it rip.

:)


39 posted on 03/08/2014 12:15:11 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Norm Lenhart; shibumi

Or...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uee_mcxvrw


40 posted on 03/08/2014 12:16:26 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

Now WHY oh WHY does it not surprise me an iota that you know of Die Antwoord. ;)

HOOVERS!!!!


41 posted on 03/08/2014 12:18:26 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Viennacon

” Most Buddhists in their homelands find this behavior disgusting.”

I think it would be correct that most are not homosexual, but I wonder where you get your information that they find this behavior disgusting. Certainly the Thai Buddhists (80 to 90% of Thais) are very tolerant of gay people. Patong hosts a gay parade each year. Gays and “ladyboys” are regulars on Thai TV soaps. Gay marriage is permitted. I think the Dalai Lama’s attitude is typical of the Asian Buddhists I have known.


42 posted on 03/08/2014 12:18:38 AM PST by paristexas
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To: ansel12

No, I’m sorry. I don’t much keep up with what is going on in Tibet anymore.

Most recently, I recall following some article a few years back about the Chinese flooding the streets with observers to cut down on a new rash of self immolations by monks, but I don’t know what happens there now.

When I was there, I was impressed that Westerners, especially the Left, romanticized the people and their culture and history almost beyond belief, but that’s not too surprising really.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 12:23:04 AM PST by dagogo redux
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To: Norm Lenhart

Certain FReepers have been a very bad influence on me.

:)


44 posted on 03/08/2014 12:23:25 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: dagogo redux

dittos!!!! Dali Lama has turned into a space case, seduced by his liberal acolytes here and Europe. He is a hippie these days

(I am sure he started off good)


45 posted on 03/08/2014 12:24:41 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Salamander

Free your mind Sal...or destroy it ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TXYUGwkPXg


46 posted on 03/08/2014 12:29:11 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Salamander
Or...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uee_mcxvrw

I think you're freaky, and I like you a lot!

43,393,841 views.

47 posted on 03/08/2014 12:31:24 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

Who’s he gonna get married to? Richard Gere?


48 posted on 03/08/2014 12:33:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: paristexas

Thais are so tolerant of the gheys that there is even much sex tourism to their country.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 12:41:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Ooof.

I just watched 5 Die Antwoord vids and came back to that.

My head hurts.

;D


50 posted on 03/08/2014 12:46:12 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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