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by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Kamala Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Kamala Harris

Like Kamala Harris, Shaun King is a flip-flopping opportunist:
https://www.foxnews.com/media/shaun-kin ... rris-tweet
by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Kamala Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Kamala Harris

Maybe it's because she's half black and half Indian that Harris is very beautiful. She could have been an actress or model and made a lot more money, but instead she chose public service. Even a conservative can recognize that Harris is at least sincere.
by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: An Open Letter to the Buddhist Churches of America
Replies: 0
Views: 16

An Open Letter to the Buddhist Churches of America

Partly due to the political partisanship I've witnessed in the Buddhist Churches of America over the past four years, I no longer consider myself a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist. Instead, I am a follower of Meher Baba, the East Indian spiritual teacher who claimed to be the promised Maitreya. This conversio...
by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 29
Views: 41766

Re: Victims of Communism

At the local Buddhist temple, there's now a sign right outside the building that supports BLM, gay marriage, illegal immigration, etc. and basically every other Democratic policy proposal. Unless the sign is taken down, I am never going back there again. What good is it for a Buddhist temple to alie...
by Presto Kensho
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

Nicholas wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Presto Kensho wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:42 pm
Nicholas wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:05 pm

No doubt - dream on...
What evidence is there that a majority of India's Muslims support intolerance and violence toward non-Muslims?
Do your own research.
Are India's Muslims guilty until proven innocent?
by Presto Kensho
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Kamala Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris's mother was from India and she was raised going to Hindu temples. While there are things about her that I don't like, I hope that her candidacy will make it easier for a Republican like Nikki Haley to become president, whose parents were from India and who was raised Sikh. https://m.h...
by Presto Kensho
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

Nicholas wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:05 pm
Presto Kensho wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:17 pm I would imagine that most Muslims in India have a tolerant attitude toward other faiths and that Modi knows this.
No doubt - dream on...
What evidence is there that a majority of India's Muslims support intolerance and violence toward non-Muslims?
by Presto Kensho
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former president of India, was a devout Muslim who read the Bhagavad Gita and recited mantras. I would imagine that most Muslims in India have a tolerant attitude toward other faiths and that Modi knows this.
by Presto Kensho
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: The Wokeness of Lyft
Replies: 0
Views: 24

The Wokeness of Lyft

I received this email from Lyft today, regarding its new initiative to serve the black community: As we all know, access to basic needs — food, healthcare, employment, and reliable transportation — is essential to one's livelihood, and COVID-19 has exposed the longstanding disadvantages that underse...
by Presto Kensho
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 29
Views: 41766

Re: Victims of Communism

In the words of Michael Savage, "Liberalism is a mental disorder." The left HATES him for being a Jewish conservative, just like they hate Ben Shapiro and Jared Kushner.
by Presto Kensho
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Meher Baba
Replies: 13
Views: 3183

Re: Meher Baba

Meher Baba's most important book, God Speaks, is based largely on the following poem from Rumi: I died as mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was human, Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? As a human, I will die once more, Reborn, I will wi...
by Presto Kensho
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

While I believe Sufism predates Islam, there's nonetheless a basis for Sufism as the mystical side of Islam in the Koran. In the words of Muhammad the Prophet (Peace be upon him), "The Koran possesses an external appearance and a hidden depth, an exoteric (literal) meaning and an esoteric (spiritual...
by Presto Kensho
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

What happens to all the male calves and cows too old or sick to produce India's milk? Maybe they get to live out their lives without being made into meat? I'm sure there's other meat available that they could eat. From what I have heard, the male calves are not treated well in India. They can't be ...
by Presto Kensho
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Meher Baba
Replies: 13
Views: 3183

Re: Meher Baba

Meher Baba's father was a wandering dervish and ascetic who decided to marry after God promised that his spiritual quest would be fulfilled in his son. Nominally, Sheriar Irani was Zoroastrian, but he lived as a Sufi.
by Presto Kensho
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

Sufi orders have been persecuted, if not outright banned, in Iran, Egypt, Turkey, etc. One would hope that India, with its history of religious diversity, would be a safe place for Sufis. About four years ago, Modi gave a speech promoting Sufism as an antidote to Islamic terrorism: https://m.economi...
by Presto Kensho
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

Why so much religious violence in a country where religions preach Ahimsa? Power, control, land. Many times the dispute is over land and religion plays a leading role, but not the only one. Isn't the rate of religious violence, per capita, still pretty low considering India's massive, religiously d...
by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

There is much religious violence in India, going back to before the common era (BCE). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_violence_in_India An average of about 100 deaths per year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_violence_in_India#Statistics Why so much religious violence in a country w...
by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

Brush up on your history. Pakistan & Bangladesh used to be India, but belligerent Islamics demanded two nations cut out of India. The bloodshed was great. I would imagine that the moderate Muslims who wanted peace with other religions stayed in India. It's also worth mentioning that Bangladesh and ...
by Presto Kensho
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: India's Muslims

This is ironic, considering that India's Muslims are largely peaceful. Brush up on your history. Pakistan & Bangladesh used to be India, but belligerent Islamics demanded two nations cut out of India. The bloodshed was great. I would imagine that the moderate Muslims who wanted peace with other rel...
by Presto Kensho
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 18
Views: 227

India's Muslims

From everything I have heard, the current prime minister of India is a Hindu nationalist and his party sees Islam as a foreign threat. This is ironic, considering that India's Muslims are largely peaceful. This is because Islam came to India by way of Sufi saints who taught nonviolence and tolerance...