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Offline ytterbiumanalyst

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Army set to enlist first Buddhist chaplain
« on: August 19, 2007, 10:36:35 PM »
This is totally cool.
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Re: Army set to enlist first Buddhist chaplain
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 11:26:34 PM »
That surprises me.  I'd have thought that a Buhddist chaplain would have already exhisted.  They've had some from more sinester sources for over two years.
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Re: Army set to enlist first Buddhist chaplain
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 11:33:11 PM »
Buddhists in the military? So much for ahimsa (non-violence)...
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Re: Army set to enlist first Buddhist chaplain
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 11:36:51 PM »
I am actually surprised they don't already have one considering the number of asian Buddists who have married soldiers over the past 50 years.

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Re: Army set to enlist first Buddhist chaplain
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 02:56:22 AM »
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Buddhists in the military? So much for ahimsa (non-violence)...

It is sort of like Orthodoxy.  The stuff you read in books is ideals, not what day to day lay people practice.