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by justsit
Thu May 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stay Safe - Forever
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Stay Safe - Forever

Ever heard of the expression by Buddha of His Dharma as "going against the current"? Or this one about "My Dharma has only one taste, the taste of Freedom." If government officials at whatever level use their power & legal restrictions to punish people for seeking to go against the current of recen...
by justsit
Thu May 07, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stay Safe - Forever
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Stay Safe - Forever

Well, I can't recall if I ever reported a post, completely missed that button. So I just now clicked to see what it was, did not report the post. I didn't add any comment; I don't find the post offensive, just because I don't agree with the views expressed. That, to me, is part of the reason we're i...
by justsit
Wed May 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stay Safe - Forever
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Stay Safe - Forever

Hmm, the Lounge is the subheading under "Dharmic Life." I would think there is some relationship...
Does your quote hold no relevance in the Lounge then?

IMO, buddhadharma is not separate from the rest of life, regardless of where we're posting. YMMV.
by justsit
Wed May 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stay Safe - Forever
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Stay Safe - Forever

Delete - double post in error
by justsit
Wed May 06, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stay Safe - Forever
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Stay Safe - Forever

Nicholas wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 2:36 am
Evidently some folks do not want even to give this site their email for free access, so here is the full text:...

May all seek, find or follow the Path of Buddhas.
Is this the Path of Buddhas?? Does not accord with any Buddhist teaching I've come across.
by justsit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

If the Hyde amendment were repealed, the federal government would pay for abortion, including in states where abortion is allowed through all nine months of pregnancy. The only time that third trimester abortions are allowed is either when pregnant woman's life, or physical or mental health are at ...
by justsit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Text of the Hyde Amendment: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/142/text Not one word about third trimester abortions. If the Hyde amendment were repealed, the federal government would pay for abortion, including in states where abortion is allowed through all nine months of pr...
by justsit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Text of the Hyde Amendment:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-con ... l/142/text

Not one word about third trimester abortions.
by justsit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Then don't call us brown shirts for voting Republican. Who is "us?" And I never called anyone a brown shirt. You're ignoring the content of my post yet again. If you believe in taxpayer-funded abortion, through all nine months of pregnancy, you will have your chance in November to vote for Democrat...
by justsit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

If the government should stay out of abortion, why should our tax dollars be paying for it? Today's Democratic Party officially supports taxpayer-funded abortion, through all nine months of pregnancy. If the government should stay out of women's bodies, then abortion clinics should stay out of my p...
by justsit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

If the government should stay out of abortion, why should our tax dollars be paying for it? Today's Democratic Party officially supports taxpayer-funded abortion, through all nine months of pregnancy. If the government should stay out of women's bodies, then abortion clinics should stay out of my p...
by justsit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

This topic gets hashed over on DWE, DWT, DWM, and pretty much all over the internet. There is never any resolution. The bottom line is - regardless of what religion one professes, or no religion, the choice to terminate a pregnancy comes down to a woman and her doctor. It's her body and she is the o...
by justsit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

The Democratic Party today officially supports repealing the Hyde amendment. Even Joe Biden, who voted to keep the Hyde amendment for decades, has flip-flopped to gain favor in the party. Yes. So now you can either vote Democratic come election time, or not. Your choice. Exactly. Buddhists are not ...
by justsit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Presto Kensho wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:51 pm
The Democratic Party today officially supports repealing the Hyde amendment. Even Joe Biden, who voted to keep the Hyde amendment for decades, has flip-flopped to gain favor in the party.
Yes. So now you can either vote Democratic come election time, or not. Your choice.
by justsit
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Since I have nothing more to add to this discussion, I'll bow out.

Sarva mangalam!
by justsit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

"As a Buddhist American citizen, do I have a right to oppose political candidates who promise to repeal the Hyde amendment?" Yes. The only control taxpayers have over the use of funds is voting for candidates who support their point of view. No individual taxpayer has a "right" to control how the mo...
by justsit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Abortion isn’t a victimless crime, like taking drugs. We have laws against the killing of innocent beings. That should apply to the foetus too imo. As Mike pointed out earlier, abortions will take place with or without laws against it. Having prohibition merely pushes the procedure into the back al...
by justsit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

The Buddha's teachings for both monastics and laypeople forbid abortion as the taking of an innocent human life: Then, as a Buddhist monastic or layperson, you should not have an abortion. What others do is up to them. ... why should someone who believes in traditional Buddhist teachings be forced ...
by justsit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

"Currently, 17 states extend abortion coverage to women enrolled in Medicaid through their own budgets, and 6 states extend abortion coverage when a woman's health is at risk." These are state funds, as noted, not federal; still, supported by tax dollars. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Amendment...
by justsit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 119
Views: 3232

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Pro-choice used to mean the government staying out of abortion. Now Democrats and pro-choice activists insist on taxpayer funding for abortion. If one is opposed to abortion on moral grounds, why should one's tax dollars fund it? "Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when Pre...