When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby Simon E. » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:34 pm

And maybe the reality would be just as much a source of disillusionment and disappointment as the election of the first black President has proved.
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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:36 pm

My (undisclosed) sources say that Obama will become a Buddhist a little after bombing the sh*t out of Syria. Apparently (like Ashoka) he will feel great remorse for his actions (but that won't stop him using their resources) and will build a series of free wi-fi transmitter towers across the globe to spread the word of how much Buddha loves us all. And, might I add, my sources are reputable! :rolleye:
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby philji » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:45 pm

When they have sufficient merit and that seems a long time yet...... why should we just worry about America anyway, why not Iran,Syria, Germany or maybe even China????? :stirthepot:
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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:02 pm

If there ever were a Buddhist president, Greg's scenario sounds like a plausible future lol.
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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby Kim O'Hara » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:55 pm

You guys are reminding me of something I read years ago:
"No matter who you vote for, a politician gets elected."

It's a shame, isn't it?

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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:37 am

Does former president count? :tongue:

Bill Clinton:
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php ... h6JLj_nCuY

But of course that is much different from engaging in Buddhist practices before the elections.
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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby tidathep » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:53 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Does former president count? :tongue:

Bill Clinton:
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php ... h6JLj_nCuY

But of course that is much different from engaging in Buddhist practices before the elections.

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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby Kobayashi Maru » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:06 am

I suspect the US will cease to exist as a political entity without ever having had a Buddhist president.
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Re: When do you think the US will have a Buddhist president?

Postby yegyal » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:05 am

When the Christian vote doesn't matter anymore.
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