Thursday, 15 March 2012

Also Not The Religion Of Peace

Sri Lanka. See also Burma, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand, Tibet... As has been pointed out here in the past, the Dalai Lama has never condemned either the invasion of Afghanistan or the invasion of Iraq.

In fact, an examination of the relevant texts shows that violence in general and war in particular are fundamental to Buddhism, admittedly a difficult thing to define, in the way that they are to Islam and at least arguably to Judaism, but simply are not, as a first principle, to Christianity.

It is also more than worth noting that the Sri Lankan war criminals were among those on whose behalf Liam Fox was treasonably running a parallel foreign policy out of his office and via his fake charity.

1 comment:

  1. Religions that believe they are the property of all mankind tend to have a lot of violence associated with them. Hence, the issues with Christianity and Islam, both of which think that infidels ought to convert and, from time to time, have been willing to use the sword to advance that agenda.

    Hypocrisy shows no limits here, apparently, but love Christianity as I may, your claims about its peaceful nature are nonsense.

    As for Buddhism, it is not evangelical in the sense that Christianity is. It does, however, have a lot of violence associated with it.

    In the case of the Jews, most of history's violence involving Jews has been the doing of Muslims or Christians killing Jews. Judaism does not, as you know, try to spread the faith. It holds that other doctrines are sufficiently part of God's plan - assuming that they embrace the law of Noah - to be left to their faiths, making Judaism a whole lot less inherently violent than either Islam or Christianity.

    Be that as it may, I would not make the claim that any religion is a religion of peace because history does not bear out that claim - not for any of them.