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by Quay
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 5862

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

The problem there, as I see it, at least in the West, is that the default "normal" identity, as it were, is always "white, cis, het" and is not considered a "constructed social identity," while anything else is considered a construct. I completely agree and have noticed this myself. For some it's n...
by Quay
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 5862

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

... Most of the US can legally refuse to provide goods and services to LBGTQ people.... Yes it can an often does. I live in one of those states where it is perfectly legal to do so and have been the victim of such discrimination in more than one setting, including a medical one at a hospital. It's ...
by Quay
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 5862

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Regarding the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, Justice Ginsberg's dissent gets to the heart of the matter: "What matters is that Phillips would not provide a good or service to a same-sex couple that he would provide to a heterosexual couple." The majority spent considerable time dancing around that sim...
by Quay
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 21899

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

...During the time I spent in Dharmadhatu communities in the late '80's and early 90's, I witnessed an amazing amount of alcoholism in the Dharmadhatu culture. I have observed the same behavior in other communities, mostly Nyimgma, including Dzogchen Community (though here it is actively discourage...
by Quay
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 21899

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

...In my opinion, they all do it. But in general, doesn't not being on guard for it even in what one expects as the unlikeliest places help perpetuate it? "In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authori...
by Quay
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 21899

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

Snowbear wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Don’t flatter yourselves. I’m sure most “real teachers” do it too.
What is the basis of your surety?
by Quay
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 21899

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

The BPS report certainly is sobering reading. To say the very least.

In contrast I'm also very happy that there are teachers out there, as the sayings go, who though their view is as high and vast as the sky they keep their conduct as fine as barely flour.
by Quay
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 12671

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

I have always been disturbed by reading the wikipedia article on his main student, who was a rapist and essentially murdered people by knowingly giving them AIDS.... ...Certainly one of those infected with AIDS who I chatted to a lot online was quite clear that it was abuse by someone who knew that...
by Quay
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 12671

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Interesting apology. He is sorry others think they feel harmed while interacting with him but no where admits he did anything wrong. Quite lawyerly.
by Quay
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 2273

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

The demands and obligations to God and Caesar are sometimes the same and many times different. Though as several have suggested it does not seem to be an insurmountable problem to reconcile the two except for the fact priests are quite reluctant to turn themselves or their brothers in for many civi...
by Quay
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 2273

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

The demands and obligations to God and Caesar are sometimes the same and many times different. Though as several have suggested it does not seem to be an insurmountable problem to reconcile the two except for the fact priests are quite reluctant to turn themselves or their brothers in for many civil...
by Quay
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 12671

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Quite the story! I have no firsthand knowledge of any of it so I can't say much. Though I do think one of the things that has happened because of the scandals and scandalous behavior is that one now can easily separate the teachings from the teacher. I've sometimes wondered if CTR created a small ci...
by Quay
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 8152

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Yes I really do believe that Greg. I think it's cluelessness - that Melania grabbed that jacket without even thinking about what was on it.... They may not know how to run government, be clueless about diplomacy, have no interest in anything but their own interests, but I can assure you the First L...
by Quay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 5733

Re: Two months of writing.

The thing I'm wondering is how do you even request to speak with the teacher? Ask. :-) Be honest, too. Explain your situation succinctly and let them know you would truly benefit from such a meeting. I figure she would have quite a lot of students attending who obviously need to speak with her, plu...
by Quay
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 5733

Re: Two months of writing.

Thank you very much, sometimes I think of not posting them anymore, but as long as people enjoy them I will continue. It's regrettable there is so much suffering in my poetry, but alas that is my experience. :shrug: You are welcome and I hope you do continue. I wish I could write something happy fo...
by Quay
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 5733

Re: Two months of writing.

Thank you, Jesse. I think these are intense prose-poems. I also think if you can express what you're going through this well that you can compass the experience and by doing so find it has dimensions. And things like antidotes, transformations, and realizations both relative and absolute. I also par...
by Quay
Thu May 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 46870

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

...Just hang out with some kids in the US, especially isolated ones, and you can see it... it's not complicated. The young men you see strung out on opiates, following ISIS online, committing school shootings, or turning the rage inward and committing suicide are all of a piece. There is deep despa...
by Quay
Tue May 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 46870

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

... How many US troops on active service were shot by their colleagues?.... It usually numbers about four or five dozen a year at least, often going into the hundreds. Most are not fatal but do result in often horrific injuries. It should be noted that military training is inherently dangerous and ...
by Quay
Mon May 21, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 46870

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

... In the military, being shot by your own colleagues is very rare, so the schoolkids have every right to their fear.... Depends on which military and which war or time but generally speaking it is not very rare at all. According to the most comprehensive survey of casualties (both fatal and nonfa...
by Quay
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 7022

Re: Fantasy

... In the Christian world, Kings are also supposed to look after the welfare of all subjects, poor included. These Christian orders arose inspired by Jesus.... Not exactly. Medieval history was one of my academic areas of interest and award of a degree. After Constantine called the first Council o...

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