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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 04:07 AM

10. you are making an excellent point

I guess I would say that self-identified Buddhists that use violence except in self-defense are like self-identified Christians who do not actually love their neighbors. They are "Buddhists" and "Christians" because they say they are and not because they are actually acting in accord with the tenets of the philosophy or religion they claim to follow.

I really don't intend to start a debate about this. I'm just saying that these monks who (presumably) call themselves Buddhist are not actually behaving in a way that meshes with Buddhist teachings. Maybe they're just imperfect Buddhists, as most if not all Buddhists are. Armed Buddhists are just very conspicuously imperfect....

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