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by DNS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 144
Views: 36888

Re: Joke thread

by DNS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nas Daily
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Nas Daily

testing the embedded video function but feel free to comment on the video too, if you want.

by DNS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 64
Views: 1564

Re: Black Lives Matter

Those things are relevant, yes. I'm more wondering about the need to point out that you happen to currently live in a more diverse location than me and how that relates, whether you're agreeing with me, disagreeing with me, or what. I mean, maybe it's just an aside. I'm just trying to understand if...
by DNS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 64
Views: 1564

Re: Black Lives Matter

I don't find it uncomfortable, nor am I ignoring it. Just curious how it's relevant to the topic or what I said. The topic is BLM, so it's relevant. The redlining, denial of mortgages to Black Americans in desirable neighborhoods, the systematic discouraging of Black Americans from gentrification i...
by DNS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 64
Views: 1564

Re: Black Lives Matter

Just curious how that's relevant to the topic or what I said. The lack of diversity in Portland? Just noting that there is a lack of diversity there and Kamau Bell even had a show about that. I don't think we should ignore the findings of Black American journalists just because we find it uncomfort...
by DNS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 64
Views: 1564

Re: Black Lives Matter

To the point of this thread: you have no claim to imply what the support of Black Lives Matter amounts to in Portland, except, of course, as Jason has personally represented it. I did not imply that. I just noted that Portland is not as diverse as it used to be. I live in a very diverse city, major...
by DNS
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 64
Views: 1564

Re: Black Lives Matter

I'm also supportive of the many creative ways people are showing their support. For example, today they are having an hour-long, public meditation in support of BLM where I live. From the event page : You're in Portland, Oregon? Not your fault of course, but it's known as one of the whitest large c...
by DNS
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: The left serves the establishment
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: The left serves the establishment

I looked at the other videos made by that channel; all very similar, all saying huge doom and gloom is imminent. Very pessimistic! The authors of the channel have been predicting doom and gloom for over 3 years, apparently.

https://www.youtube.com/c/epiceconomist ... &flow=grid
by DNS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The cost of houses of worship
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: The cost of houses of worship

But one thing we could do to sort of have the best of both viewpoints, is to have some beautiful churches and temples in some central locations, but not on every block. For example, in Buddhism, just for the Maha Bodhi Temple, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and perhaps a few other pilgrimage locations;...
by DNS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The cost of houses of worship
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: The cost of houses of worship

The high cost of houses of worship reflects what people value. Religions provide people with a sense of certainty and security and plays an important role in forming their identity and social cohesion, On the other hand, the argument that this money is better spent to help people in need overlooks ...
by DNS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The cost of houses of worship
Replies: 5
Views: 230

The cost of houses of worship

Nuseir Yassin's video today was on the high cost of churches, temples, houses of worship.

by DNS
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social justice without morality ???
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Social justice without morality ???

The video refers to compassion from the 3:49 mark. It mentions justice for the victims and for the criminals.
by DNS
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social justice without morality ???
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Social justice without morality ???

Is the assumption here that if someone is born to a poor family, is sick, ugly, disabled in some way, they're immoral people and don't deserve any form of assistance or help? Because that's what it seems; and from my POV it sounds frighteningly like a spiritual form of eugenics. No, there is still ...
by DNS
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social justice without morality ???
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Social justice without morality ???

There is a recent PragerU video discussing this.

by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Kanye West announces POTUS run
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Kanye West announces POTUS run

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_Wes ... l_campaign

It appears he's still a conservative based on his political positions, which means he'd be taking some votes away from Trump.

He's received the endorsement of Elon Musk and some others.
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1566

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Lots of people use various phrases across different ideologies, doesn't mean all who use a certain phrase must be a specific ideology. For example, Hitler once said " The common good before the individual good ." (Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz) Similar things are said by socialists and social-democr...
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Truth About God
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: The Ultimate Truth About God

Another post better suited for Dharma Paths. You should really join that forum too.

Topic locked, please start it at Dharma Paths, if you're interested in continuing this topic.
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Truth About God
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: The Ultimate Truth About God

Another post better suited for Dharma Paths. You should really join that forum too.
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Truth About God
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: The Ultimate Truth About God

This topic is better suited for: https://dharmapaths.com/ especially this subforum over there: https://dharmapaths.com/viewforum.php?f=35 Dharma Paths is specifically for Dharmic relgions, paths, comparative religions. DW - Engaged is more for discussing the application of Dharma to social, environm...
by DNS
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Best of Trump, Worst of Trump
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: Best of Trump, Worst of Trump

Nas' video today was about Trump: