I mean, c'mon, it's not nearly as wholesome as Islam.
I know of one person who is technically Jewish, but seems to think he is Buddhist. He is also schizophrenic (but is taking his meds). He is off, even with meds. The leftists I know often seem to gravitate toward Buddhism. Most are not dangerous, but some could be under certain circumstances. I think Buddhism became chic in the US due to people like Beatniks and Hippies - leftists rebelling against mom, America and apple pie.
Media is just trying to trash Buddhists in an attempt to show that “they all do it” to give cover to Muslims being such hotheads and animals.
With eleven of the victims being white this is a black on white hate crime!
Really, are they really going to launch into some in-depth discussion of Buddhism; one the media has NEVER pursued with relation to Islam?
Whatever this man’s motives (if he had any coherent ones) they don’t seem to be about Buddhism. It’s not like he ran around shooting people saying “Here’s your nirvana right here!” or anything like that.
The reality is he was just another “angry black male” - nothing more than that!
This nut was no Buddhist...he pretended to be one so that he could go to Thailand and get some noogir from the local working girls.
Didn’t monks and nuns develop kung fu? Just because a person doesn’t start trouble doesn’t imply that he/she shouldn’t neutralize it. The Creator bestows blessings, one of which is one’s body. It’s only proper to take care of it.
Is there any evidence that religion with the cause for his rampage or another case of the media jumping the gun. Oh maybe that’s the wrong term to use.
The nut job murderer wasn’t a Buddhist. His only incentive for going to a Buddhist temple was to impress the Thai girlfriend who snubbed him.
No Buddhist he.
I know and have worked with Buddhists(all of Asian extraction). They are gentle people.
this guy’s religion was poser.
Not every nutjob is motivated by religion.
As (Islam) has spread in the West, it has put forth and maintained an image of being a peaceful religion, Buddhist ethicist Justin Whitaker, author of the American Buddhist blog, wrote Tuesday. This is a myth.
And whatever we do, lets not discuss that he was a classic Paranoid Schizophrenic.
Buddhism is a philosophy not a faith. Buddha can’t save anyone and doesn’t claim to do so.
Buddhist my *ss.
If he was a Buddhist, then I’m Czar Nicholas the First.
What a crock.
LJ, I’d be interesting in reading your thoughts about this.
it’s equally likely that he was a moslem posing as a buddhist for cover. the moslems are commanded to lie if they can gain advantage by it.
But it’s more likely it was black on white hate crime.
Paranoid Schizophrenia trumps Buddhism.
This is just plain crap. This man was a dabbler in Buddhism. Converts do not count in this story. Hundreds of millions of Buddhist are peaceful - not doing crazy stuff like suicide bombings, shootings and killing other people to impose their beliefs on others. And Buddhist are certainly not flying airplanes into buildings in the name of Buddha.
Anyone who even remotely thinks Buddhist are a danger to the world are just plain ignorant and fools to say it.