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« on: March 23, 2013, 12:57:01 AM »

Armed Buddhists, including monks, clash with Muslims in Myanmar

Buddhist monks and others armed with swords and machetes Friday stalked the streets of a city in central Myanmar, where sectarian violence that has left about 20 people dead has begun to spread to other areas, according to local officials.

Members of the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Meiktila township have clashed this week after a dispute between a Muslim gold shop owner and two Buddhist sellers Wednesday ignited simmering communal tensions...
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 04:57:48 AM »

THis is less a religious conflict than en ethnic one. THose birmans buddho-communist are also killing the christian karens:

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/icons/karen.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 05:17:21 AM »

Not that I'm happy about any armed conflict but it's nice to see Buddhists having conficts with other religious groups for a change. Many Western people have this idea that Far Eastern religions are somehow more peaceful than Western religions.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 02:35:08 PM »

Nice to see the Muslims on the receiving end of violence Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 02:43:33 PM »

No it isn't. It's not good to see anyone being subjected to violence, terrorism, and killing.  Lord have mercy on Burma and all its peoples.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 03:08:08 PM »

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 03:23:49 PM »

Nice to see the Muslims on the receiving end of violence Smiley

First of all, your comment was disturbing to see. Second, this is what I was telling you about in the other post wrote under the topic of Muslims or Buddhists. Not all Buddhists are the "peace-full", "meditation-loving" people that Hippies in North America portray them to be. In Myanmar, Burma, parts of India, and parts of China, they are attacked by Buddhists. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 03:43:20 PM »

Not that I'm happy about any armed conflict but it's nice to see Buddhists having conficts with other religious groups for a change. Many Western people have this idea that Far Eastern religions are somehow more peaceful than Western religions.

By and large, this idea is true. Buddhists who aren't peaceful, and who aren't regular practitioners of meditation, are "failing" at Buddhism, just as Christians who are judgmental and don't regular practice prayer and forgiveness are "failing" at Christianity. Why celebrate Buddhists failing to be peaceful?
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 12:35:53 PM »

Not that I'm happy about any armed conflict but it's nice to see Buddhists having conficts with other religious groups for a change. Many Western people have this idea that Far Eastern religions are somehow more peaceful than Western religions.

By and large, this idea is true. Buddhists who aren't peaceful, and who aren't regular practitioners of meditation, are "failing" at Buddhism, just as Christians who are judgmental and don't regular practice prayer and forgiveness are "failing" at Christianity. Why celebrate Buddhists failing to be peaceful?

I am celebrating clearing of Western misconceptions about religion, not an armed conflict.
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