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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:29 AM

7. "Armed Buddhists" are "Buddhists"

I.e., in quotes.

Buddhists are allowed to defend themselves but not to attack defenseless others. Pretty much all boys and men in Burma spend some time in a monastery as monks--for a week or for a lifetime or somewhere in between, but they're called monks while they're there regardless of their wisdom or experience. Few monks in Burma are lifers, and monks who attack others with violence are not Buddhists.

It's really, really sad that this is happening anywhere, but especially in a country as devoutly Buddhist as Burma.

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