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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 11:08 AM
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75. But is it stored in your unconscious memory?
That might be even more dangerous.

Someone asked the Dalai Lama about dealing with people who do awful things to you. His response was to just forget it. And if that didn't work then try to deal with them in a compassionate way. You might be hurt but just think what their actions are doing in a karmic way.

Always be compassionate. My mother was not an affectionate person, either. Eventually I was able to see her in a different, more compassionate light. There was a piece of her that just was missing. I don't know that whe ever felt compassion toward anyone or anything - it just wasn't there.

It's kind of dumb to spend my life angry at a very damaged person.
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  -Why do non-believers have to be so rude? Sugarcoated  Feb-01-06 11:23 PM   #0 
  - I would swear there was a thread on that very subject in one of the...  hvn_nbr_2   Feb-02-06 12:41 AM   #1 
  - There was one - but it has disappeared.  leftyladyfrommo   Feb-02-06 08:36 AM   #2 
  - Why do believers kill gays, steal millions, and vote for Republicans? :)  greyl   Feb-02-06 11:27 AM   #3 
  - The first discussion that disappeared was based on the  leftyladyfrommo   Feb-02-06 03:49 PM   #4 
  - leftyladyfrommo  Sugarcoated   Feb-02-06 10:14 PM   #5 
     - Was your sole intention to glibly criticize "non-believers"?  greyl   Feb-02-06 10:35 PM   #6 
        - leftyladyfrommo started a thread, as she stated  Sugarcoated   Feb-03-06 11:20 PM   #7 
           - Ok, true. However, some believers are incredibly rude  greyl   Feb-04-06 01:50 AM   #8 
           - Why is it necessary to ever be rude - especially on  leftyladyfrommo   Feb-04-06 08:02 AM   #9 
              - Who says it's necessary? nt  greyl   Feb-05-06 05:21 AM   #10 
              - Rudeness is just wrong - and I felt was a valid subject to discuss  Sugarcoated   Feb-05-06 10:28 PM   #11 
                 - Yes, we're on the same side of at least one major ideology.  greyl   Feb-06-06 12:33 AM   #12 
                    - I've seen it happen to me again and again  Sugarcoated   Feb-06-06 06:05 AM   #13 
                       - fundi-scientists ?  greyl   Feb-12-06 05:43 AM   #14 
                       - We would all probably be better off if none of us tried to  leftyladyfrommo   Feb-12-06 08:49 AM   #16 
                       - Just keep in mind that  shimmergal   Jul-26-06 08:20 PM   #37 
              - Maybe there's no "free will", so why be bothered?  greyl   Feb-12-06 05:46 AM   #15 
           - The rudest non-believers I've met tend to have come from fundie families  shrike   Dec-23-06 11:09 AM   #47 
              - Probably angry  JNelson6563   Apr-03-10 07:51 PM   #77 
  - While it's often overlooked -- especially of late -- Atheists of the communist  whathehell   Nov-15-08 08:40 AM   #55 
  - Why do believers have to be so rude?  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Mar-04-06 03:05 AM   #17 
  - A loaded question, but perhaps a reasoned response will help  toddaa   Mar-28-06 04:44 PM   #18 
  - You know, Toddaa, I don't mean to be rude myself here, but  Maat   Mar-29-06 11:17 PM   #19 
     - Thank You  Southpawkicker   Jul-03-06 07:06 PM   #21 
  - Because They Can  Southpawkicker   Jul-03-06 07:05 PM   #20 
  - One could ask the same question about believers.  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-09-06 04:09 AM   #22 
  - You could ask that about anyone.  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-09-06 08:27 AM   #23 
     - Indeed  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-09-06 09:55 PM   #24 
        - I just think it is a lot easier for people to be rude on forums like  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-10-06 09:51 AM   #25 
           - Of course  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-10-06 11:10 PM   #26 
              - I live in the Bible Belt.  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-11-06 11:13 AM   #27 
                 - My state sits on top of the Bible Belt  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-11-06 10:58 PM   #28 
                    - Do what I do - just do not engage.  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-12-06 07:27 AM   #29 
                       - In most circumstances I don't engage  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-12-06 11:14 PM   #30 
                          - Tune her out. You can do it.  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-13-06 07:32 AM   #31 
                             - It's impossible to tune her out  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-13-06 10:58 PM   #32 
                                - ear plugs?  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-14-06 07:26 AM   #33 
                                   - I'd love to use ear plugs or a Walkman  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-14-06 10:16 PM   #35 
  - Why do believers have to be so humorless?  salvorhardin   Jul-14-06 07:29 PM   #34 
  - Oh, I do  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-25-06 12:03 PM   #48 
     - Ignoring challenges gets one closer to God?  greyl   Jan-01-07 11:50 PM   #49 
  - I find them no ruder  Lowell   Jul-21-06 01:33 PM   #36 
  - Lets ask this. Why do human beings have to be so rude  insane_cratic_gal   Jul-29-06 01:02 PM   #38 
  - So, rudeness can be a mental construct of the perceiver, yes? nt  greyl   Jul-31-06 01:57 AM   #39 
  - It can be  insane_cratic_gal   Jul-31-06 01:13 PM   #41 
     - Does "All life is suffering" neglect to mention that it's noble  greyl   Aug-03-06 02:49 AM   #42 
        - Maybe - in a kind of way.  leftyladyfrommo   Aug-03-06 07:12 AM   #43 
        - There is no reason to assign blame to  insane_cratic_gal   Aug-03-06 02:10 PM   #45 
  - A lot of that is our culture now. People just aren't trained in  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-31-06 09:38 AM   #40 
  - Well, I think they feel threatened and with good reason  OnionPatch   Aug-03-06 10:14 AM   #44 
  - It's a human thing.  otherlander   Dec-19-06 03:17 PM   #46 
  - Some insights  JNelson6563   Jan-13-07 04:12 PM   #50 
  - Wow, this thread's still around? OK, I think that...  TreasonousBastard   Jan-23-07 11:01 PM   #51 
  - I believe that history has many examples of why  SemperEadem   Feb-13-07 08:21 PM   #52 
  - Because believers are usually too dense to take a hint.  D23MIURG23   Oct-28-08 09:46 PM   #53 
  - Because I like freedom, not theocracy.  Seldona   Oct-28-08 10:24 PM   #54 
  - Please...Despite the best efforts of some Wing nuts..We're not IN  whathehell   Nov-15-08 08:49 AM   #56 
  - And that makes it OK to be rude because?  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-21-08 12:33 PM   #58 
  - Both are belief systems...  MrMickeysMom   Feb-04-09 11:11 PM   #63 
  - Some have been exposed only to the worst of religion; others have rage/ mental illness issues  HamdenRice   Nov-18-08 10:28 AM   #57 
  - who is delusional..?  sam sarrha   Dec-28-08 03:18 PM   #60 
     - Exhibit Number 1  HamdenRice   Jan-07-09 10:27 AM   #62 
  - i have PTSD from early childhood torture and abuse from Fundi Pentecost Churches, it is the nature o...  sam sarrha   Dec-28-08 03:09 PM   #59 
  - Gee...  CanSocDem   Dec-28-08 04:49 PM   #61 
  - Long time back, I wanted to understand atheists, but apparently they didn't  MrMickeysMom   Feb-04-09 11:17 PM   #64 
  - Some people are really overly sensitive.  leftyladyfrommo   Feb-06-09 09:27 AM   #65 
  -'s their job.  sam sarrha   Sep-02-09 08:20 PM   #66 
  - Being rude isn't exclusive with being atheist.  AllenVanAllen   Oct-08-09 04:22 AM   #67 
  - Rude is just becoming a part of our culture.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-08-09 11:33 AM   #68 
     - It's very easy to turn strangers into obstacles  AllenVanAllen   Oct-08-09 03:55 PM   #69 
        - To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order;  BanzaiBonnie   Oct-09-09 12:15 AM   #70 
           - "Always be kind as you can." What a wonderful rule.  AllenVanAllen   Oct-09-09 12:35 AM   #71 
              - It's not as easy as it sounds  BanzaiBonnie   Oct-09-09 07:25 AM   #72 
                 - You can see the buddha in everyone. That helps.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-09-09 11:17 AM   #73 
                    - Don't commit it to memory.  Why Syzygy   Oct-09-09 01:37 PM   #74 
                    - But is it stored in your unconscious memory?  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-12-09 11:08 AM   #75 
                    - If you would like to try something...  BanzaiBonnie   Oct-22-09 05:24 AM   #76 
  - Do you think its rude for me to 'throw' it back at you?  elleng   Apr-08-10 02:24 AM   #78 
  - I see that some never got the point in this thread.  Maat   Jan-13-11 10:46 PM   #79 
     - "Any belief worth having can survive doubt"  postatomic   Jan-14-11 01:46 AM   #80 
        - No doubt.  Maat   Jan-14-11 01:43 PM   #81 
           - I understand the refuge concept  postatomic   Jan-14-11 03:34 PM   #82 
              - Peace and blessings (n/t).  Maat   Jan-15-11 11:18 PM   #83 

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