posted on 06/06/2007 1:18:00 AM PDT
Wanna bet we will see this column printed in the “Faith & Religion” section of any west coast newspapers?
posted on 06/06/2007 1:25:02 AM PDT
To: rainbow sprinkles
posted on 06/06/2007 1:31:16 AM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
Idiot compassion is really a love of evil or at best a tolerance for it. Nothing much has changed since the Hebrew prophets decried moral relativism thousands of years ago. An informed mind recognizes the necessity of making a moral judgment.
Its necessary to the good order and continued health of civilization itself. Otherwise it simply disintegrates if no standards exist to hold it up. We keep having to relearn, at times painfully, the lessons of ancient wisdom. They are there for our benefit.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
posted on 06/06/2007 1:45:11 AM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
VIET NAM - This car is associated with one of the most enduring images of the war. In June of 1963, Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc,
drove this particular car into Saigon, got out, poured gasoline all over himself and burned himself to death to protest the government of
South Viet Nam. Photos of this human bonfire blazed across television screens and newspapers around the world. Quang Duc's act also
affected leftist Americans who later immolated themselves to protest the war. On May 31, 1966, a group of students and Buddhist youths
burned down the U.S. consulate in Hue, Viet Nam.
posted on 06/06/2007 1:47:39 AM PDT
Idiot Compassion..... Allowing the mentally ill/criminally insane to hold office.
And I’ll bet at least 3 to 5 names just filled your head! :-)
posted on 06/06/2007 1:59:18 AM PDT
(Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Tomorrow is always the busiest day!)
I need to print and frame this.
posted on 06/06/2007 2:22:14 AM PDT
The article read, “Hence, we get addle-brained protesters picketing to save the lives of serial killers on death row or human shields willing to give up their lives to protect suicide bomber cults and Islamic terrorists. Since all killing is bad, it must be bad to kill Islamic terrorists or convicted murderers.”
The logic doesn’t follow. While I support capital punishment, I respect the point-of-view of those who do not. The last time I debated an opponent of capital punishment, her reasoning was solid and her argument compelling--and had nothing whatsoever to do with 'since all killing is bad, it must be bad to kill Islamic terrorists or convicted murderers'. The author created a straw man when he wrote that, and--since he is an attorney as well as a 'student of Buddhism'--knew he was committing a fallacy. Further, I don’t view opponents of capital punishment as ‘addle-brained protesters’, nor do I lump them in with human shields vacuously unable to draw even the most rudimentary moral distinctions. The author, it seems, is as guilty of lack of discernment as those he so roundly condemns. Didn't the Buddha preach 'Right Thinking'? Doesn't law school teach the fundamentals of reasoned argument?
This is the difference between those who ‘feel’ and those who ‘think’.
posted on 06/06/2007 2:44:25 AM PDT
(I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
Idiot compassion invents Miranda rights to protect criminals from prosecution rather than allowing police powers to protect innocent citizens.
"Idiot compassion" means no right to be silent? And no right to counsel during questioning? Hmm.
Good article. My teacher has flatly said that buddhism and leftism are incompatible. Entirely antithetical for just the reasons this article points out. Compassion without wisdom (ie idiot compassion) creates more suffering. A lot more.
"Sometimes the most compassionate thing you can do for someone is beat the living crap out of them!" - (my teacher) Gotta love him! ;^)
posted on 06/16/2007 9:33:10 AM PDT
(Hope and fear are two sides of a coin that bind you to worldly concerns. Render it unto the world.)
I hate Real Estate Agents because they are all varmints, thieves and Plonkers. Except Ralph Alter: this was a bloody good article and a jolly surprise. It has been Bookmarked.
Thanks for posting it.
posted on 01/15/2009 1:39:23 AM PST
by DieHard the Hunter
(Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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