Thats.....childish. Perhaps if you do not like Nichiren Buddhism so much, you should frequent other sub forums, its rude to barge in and fart on people's butsudans. we were discussing something that makes sense in our own nichiren buddhist context. My first exposure of Buddhists outside of the internet was at a TB center and they were very courteous. If my impression of TB is incorrect and there is absolutely no guru worship and sexual abuse, do tell me. It is probably not good to just childishly argue pointlessly in a bitter, snarky, unproductive way. This is indicative of someone who just wants to argue, and in a fashion not better than "I know you are, but what am I?", and considering the recent banter on this thread....I feel like I need my tinfoil hat on because it almost seems like someone with a ahh...bigotry of nichiren buddhism just wants the thread locked and this sub community sabotaged. Its a conspiracy.
I really was sorry about using the word "mainstay". There is a difference between "it happens" and "its a mainstay". And with the topic at hand, clearly there are many people, myself included, who believe that it happens in Nichiren Buddhism too.
Most Honorable sir/ma'am
Please consider this a heartfelt attempt to bury whatever hatchet you have against me (the damage NB's reputation to you may have is not my concern, we have a reputation and I can live with that, I am a furry, I do not care what other people think, and I have lost the right to tell other people their hobbies and interests are strange), whilst still saying what must be said. in the words of the Koran, "you have your religion, and I have mine".
lets be careful, because holding grudges is only human too, and its not helpful to anyone.
In an attempt to avoid the nanny state level of "modding" done by the mods here, I will ask something more on topic
To my knowledge, the SGI was once ambitious enough to say that by year XXXX they want to convert one third of the world. Crazy. Is that a fact? they pressured people to bring in new members, and I heard stories of young women telling young men "you want to go to a nudist meeting"? only to later have to be "honest" and say "no no I meant a BUDDHIST meeting!"
is shakabuku at any cost worth it? or are these slanderous lies?
"Yes, historically men have been been pillars of strength. But even Atlas shrugged. And so will you. Many times I assure you"-Barbarossa
"The other type of man, living only for himself, working only for himself, doing first one thing and then another simply because he enjoys it and because he has to keep only himself, sleeping where and when he wants, and facing woman when he meets her on equal terms and not as one of a million slaves, is rejected by society. The free, unshackled man has no place in its midst."-Esther Vilar