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  • Idiot Compassion

    06/06/2007 1:17:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 2,136+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 06, 2007 | Ralph Alter
    The term "bleeding-heart liberal" has been bandied about for years, in an effort to illustrate the faux or at least hyperbolic sense of compassion attributed to those on the left.  The lefties in America and Europe would like to be known as those who care, unless you happen to be a Bible-following Christian, a conservative or a fetus. The information age has facilitated the dissemination of all things cultural, spiritual and intellectual.  One of the most important developments in the West has been the study and practice of Eastern religions and "ways."  Zen Buddhism, for instance, is thought of by...
  • Buddhist women shot dead in Thai Muslim south ( and more )

    04/20/2007 9:14:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 533+ views
    the nation ^ | April 21, 2007
    Suspected Islamic rebels shot dead two Buddhist women in Thailand's restive Muslim-majority south as the country's army-installed premier began a one-day visit to the region Friday. The victims, aged 17 and 20, were gunned down late Thursday in a drive-by shooting while riding a motorcycle in Narathiwat, one of three violence-torn southern provinces bordering Malaysia, police said. Also in Narathiwat, militants set ablaze an elementary school early Friday, destroying a wooden building, while three Army rangers were hurt when a roadside bomb exploded late Thursday in nearby Yala province.
  • Thai Buddhist killed and burned in restive south ( Religion of Peace )

    04/17/2007 9:15:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 542+ views
    the nation ^ | April 17, 2007
    NARATHIWAT - An elderly Buddhist man was shot dead and his body set on fire Sunday in Thailand's restive south, police said, days after a similar incident provoked angry protests. The 70-year-old man was attacked by suspected Islamic militants as he drove his motorbike home from a market in Narathiwat, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces beset by a separatist insurgency. The attackers shot the man three times in the head and torso, before setting his body on fire. Passers-by were able to rescue the corpse before it was badly burned, a local police officer said. A 26-year-old Buddhist woman...
  • Explosion at Yala market injures 11 (Thailand)

    04/12/2007 3:39:21 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 6 replies · 286+ views
    Nation (Thai) ^ | Fri, April 13, 2007 | Staff
    Another bomb at bus terminal, four others defused; communal emotions run high A bomb exploded in a busy market yesterday, wounding 11 people as hundreds of angry Buddhists gathered in the town centre to call for tougher security measures. The bomb, packed with shrapnel, was placed next to a pork stall inside a water pipe left behind by construction workers. Police believe the explosion was set off by mobile phone. Two soldiers and a police officer were among the injured. A second bomb went off in the bathroom of Yala's main bus terminal, but there were no injuries. Reports of...
  • Evangelicals hope to 'reach' Buddhists

    04/05/2007 5:05:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 193 replies · 2,228+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | April 4, 2007 | STEFANO ESPOSITO
    If you're a Tibetan Buddhist or you're leaning that way, you may not know it, but you need Jesus. That's the thinking behind a series of Christian evangelical workshops -- including one later this month in Wheaton -- that will coincide with the Dalai Lama's trip to Chicago and other American cities this spring. Interserve USA is putting on the workshops to teach Christians how to talk to Buddhists and, perhaps, to win converts. "We welcome the Dalai Lama here, but we also want to have a chance to reach Tibetan Buddhists with the gospel," said Doug Van Bronkhorst, executive...
  • Buddhist monk arrested over child prostitution

    03/23/2007 1:15:25 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 541+ views
    Japan Today ^ | March, 23, 2007
    Buddhist monk arrested over child prostitution, A 25-year-old Buddhist monk from the Shogetsuin Temple in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, was arrested Friday for engaging in child prostitution with a 15-year-old girl who he met through a cell phone dating website. According to police, Nobuhiro Suetsugu had sex with the girl at a hotel in Toshima ...
  • A harsher Islam gains power_(Indonesia)

    03/09/2007 7:33:22 PM PST · by Flavius · 14 replies · 694+ views
    the columbus dispatch ^ | March 09, 2007 | Robin McDowell
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Women are jailed for being on the street alone after dark in parts of Indonesia, long held up as a beacon of moderate Islam. Gamblers are caned, Christian schoolchildren are forced to wear headscarves and a proposed law would sentence thieves to lose their hands. In January 2006, this woman was caned by a Shariah law officer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for violating a law forbidding contact between unmarried men and women.Although most people in the world’s most populous Muslim nation practice a tolerant form of the faith, a small but determined group of conservatives is chipping...
  • Muslim insurgency stokes fear in southern Thailand

    02/25/2007 2:04:06 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 26 replies · 1,033+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | February 25, 2007 | Seth Mydans
    Some are already calling it war, a brutal Muslim separatist insurgency in southern Thailand that has taken as many as 2,000 lives in three years, with almost- daily bombings, drive-by shootings, arson and beheadings. It is a conflict the government admits it is losing. [...] A new policy of conciliation pursued by Thailand's junta since it took power in a coup five months ago has been met by increased violence, including a barrage of 28 coordinated bombings in the south that killed or injured about 60 people a week ago. [...] "Buddhist monks have been hacked to death, clubbed to...
  • Kids can skip school on Buddha's birthday and 74 other holidays

    09/25/2006 4:51:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,110+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 09.08.06 | JOHN MOONEY
    To keep her perfect attendance record, Tahera Ali's 13-year-old daughter used to go to school for only a couple of hours on the Islamic Day of Ashurah, getting out just in time to attend prayers for what is a holy day of sorrow. "We wear all black on that date, and she would have to change in the car on the way" to the mosque, said the Bridgewater mother. This year it will be different. Using a little-known process that intertwines education and religion, Ali petitioned her district and this year the day was placed on New Jersey's approved list...
  • Five shot dead in Thailand's Muslim south ( Religion of Peace )

    11/18/2006 9:02:46 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 664+ views
    The Australian ^ | 18nov06 | From correspondents in Yala, Thailand
    FIVE people were shot dead and one policeman was wounded in a string of drive-by shootings by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand's restive Muslim-majority south, police said. A 60-year-old Buddhist cattle raiser was gunned down while walking, before suspected insurgents burned his body and left it on the roadside in Yala, one of three violence-torn southern provinces bordering Malaysia. A 52-year-old Buddhist street ice cream seller was also shot dead on Friday by two suspected insurgents on a motorcycle in Yala where another Muslim villager, 27, was killed late on the same day while riding a motorcycle, police said. In...
  • Bin Laden's fingerprints seen on ruins of Bamiyan Buddhas

    10/21/2006 12:59:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,559+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/06 | Selim Saheb Ettaba
    BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AFP) - In a huge cavity dug into the side of a cliff, workers search through the rubble to exhume the remains of the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. At the scene of the crime carried out in 2001 all evidence points to Osama bin Laden as the mastermind. "This is the terrorism of the Taliban," says Rahim, an official at the work site in front of the empty niche of the biggest of the two statues, one of which stood 55 metres (182 feet) tall and the other 38 metres. Wearing a hard hat and a mask over...
  • Tiger Saves Awkward Moment (Man asks Woods "Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?")

    10/18/2006 9:25:27 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 255 replies · 4,482+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 18, 2006 | Staff
    IGER Woods got ambushed by an evangelical guest of Nike on Oct. 9 during an exclusive golf outing for top business and entertainment executives. ... "During the lunch, there was a Q&A session with Woods, and most people were asking about their swings or golf questions," our source said. "Until some guy - a guest of Nike - stood up and said, 'Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? And if not, prayfully, would you?' " The source added, "You could have heard a pin drop. People were mortified. But Tiger was as unflappable as he is on...
  • Four Buddhists shot dead in unrest ( Religion of Peace in Thailand )

    09/27/2006 11:02:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Australian ^ | 27sep06 | correspondents in Thailand
    Islamic militants today shot dead four Buddhists in two separate attacks in Thailand's mainly Muslim south, where an insurgency has raged for more than two years... In one attack, two teenagers in Islamic students' dress and riding a motorcycle, shot and killed three Buddhists in Yala... “The militants exploited the fact that the men were shopping at a grocery store and could not defend themselves, even though they had a gun,” police Colonel Somsak Wannawak said. Earlier a militant shot dead a Buddhist man in Pattani province while he was riding a bus... More than 1400 people have died in...
  • Catholicism and Buddhism: Compatible Beliefs?

    08/29/2006 9:18:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,009+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 08.29.06 | Peter Mirus
    Buddhism was introduced to the United States near the beginning of the 20th century, but over the past 30 years or so, Buddhism has crept into our cultural consciousness. For some it is known as having been co-opted into a marketing campaign (such as to promote the Zen Micro MP3 player), for others as a cause for Hollywood celebrities, for still others a trend in architectural design, etc. But for many others – approximately one million U.S. believers among 380 million worldwide who profess to be Buddhists rather than merely being spiritually or creatively influenced by its philosophies – it...
  • Buddhism and Neuroscience [The spirit helps/owns science! YES! for capitalists]

    01/30/2006 9:25:43 PM PST · by JudgemAll · 8 replies · 280+ views
    Cog News ^ | Friday September 12 05 | Pennywise
    Posted by Pennywise on Friday September 12, @04:51PM from the there-is-no-spoon dept. His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently made a surprising suggestion -- neuroscientists should turn to Buddhism and use meditation as a tool for investigating the mind. The suggestion comes as the Dalai Lama is set to speak to a sold out crowd at MIT tomorrow about bringing Buddhists and scientists together to explore the brain and mind. Scientists who have met the Dalai Lama say they have been struck at his openness to science. He has said he has been interested in science since he was a boy,...
  • Buddhist monks brawl at Sri Lanka peace protest

    08/17/2006 6:05:40 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 23 replies · 909+ views
    reuters ^ | Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:53 PM BST173
    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Protesters calling for an end to recent violence in Sri Lanka found themselves brawling with hardline Buddhist monks on Thursday, after a rally dubbed a "peace protest" turned unexpectedly violent. Organisers said there were around 1,000 people in a park in the capital, Colombo, listening to a range of speakers when hardline saffron-robed monks opposed to concessions to Tamil Tiger rebels mounted the stage and erected banners. Some more moderate Buddhist monks, protesting for peace, were already on the stage when punches were thrown. Soon, monks' robes and fists were flying, although no one was badly hurt,...
  • Ancient Persian drawing found in Afghan Buddhist cave

    07/25/2006 11:53:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 900+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tue Jul 25
    Japanese researchers said they found a seventh-century painting of a mythological Persian bird in Afghanistan's Bamiyan ruins, showing the region's Buddhism was influenced by pre-Islamic Iran. The team unearthed an image of what appears to be a Simorgh, the giant and powerful bird that figures prominently in Zoroastrian-era Iranian legends. The faded painting emerged after Japanese researchers removed soot from a Buddhist cave in Bamiyan, the region where Taliban Islamic extremists dynamited the world's tallest standing Buddha statues in 2001. "This is the first time a vivid image of this creature was confirmed" in Bamiyan, an expert involved in the...
  • Ancient Buddhist temple razed in Himachal blaze

    07/15/2006 8:22:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 15, 2006
    A fire in a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple in a remote valley of Himachal Pradesh has reduced the pinewood-structure to ashes and also destroyed a number of scriptures, artefacts and murals, officials said. The fire at the temple in Ribba in Kinnaur valley, about 200 km from Shimla, started late on Friday and caused losses of nearly Rs 125 million, they said. Besides, 170 Buddhist scriptures written over centuries by monks on birch paper rolls, many murals of Lord Buddha, antique jewellery and other artefacts have been reduced to ashes. Himalayan pinewood planks that were used to construct the temple only...
  • Historic Meeting of Religious Leaders Under Way in Moscow

    07/04/2006 10:54:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 635+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 4, 2006
    MOSCOW, JULY 4, 2006 ( A Russian Orthodox Church official called for a "global union" in the world that respects various traditions, especially religious ones. Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, president of the Foreign Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, made that comment at the historic meeting of some 200 leaders of the world's religions. The leaders, from 40 countries, are meeting for three days in the Russian capital to discuss their positions on the problems that afflict contemporary society. The objective of the meeting was to influence politicians' decisions favorably and to favor a general change in the...
  • 2,300-Year-Old Artefacts May Change Ashoka-Buddhist History

    07/04/2006 3:25:30 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,081+ views
    2,300-year-old artefacts may change Ashoka-Buddhist history (FOC) BHUBANESWAR: Orissa Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies (OIMSEAS) has unearthed some 2,300-year-old artefacts at Jajpur district in Orissa, which, it claimed, could change some historical narratives on the Ashokan period. The description of Chinese pilgrim Hieun-Tsang about Ashoka that he had constructed 10 stupas in Odra country where Buddha had preached may come true. Earlier, historians refused to accept the narrative. We have already analysed five stupas and found three more similar structures,” OIMSEAS Director Debaraj Pradhan told mediapersons here. He said a huge inscribed monolithic stupa along with other...