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Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

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Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby clw_uk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:44 pm

Anyone find what these people do disturbing?



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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:43 pm

Yes, I find most news broadcasts disturbing. They almost always focus on negative stories. Mostly just gossip and idle chatter. Better to watch some Dhamma talks, or read a good book.

Or, did you mean the protesters at the funerals? If the news media didn't report it, they wouldn't bother to protest.
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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby Bluishpurple » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:30 pm

I don't understand how anyone can approve of what they do and I don't understand why they get any kind of media attention...

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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby clw_uk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:34 pm

It doesnt seem to have any purpose other than hate and sadism
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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby Viscid » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:47 pm

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:59 pm

I read somewhere that Fred Phelps is a disbarred lawyer and possibly a bit of a con man in that he may be intentionally trying to provoke people in order to create opportunities for him to sue them as a means of gaining income.
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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

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Re: Westboro Baptist Church - funeral of Elizabeth Taylor

Postby Jhana4 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:18 pm

There are certainly active threads right now where people are caught up in exchanging thinly veiled ego blows instead of exchanging information. I don't think this thread is one of them, though it doesn't have much to do with Buddhism. I don't mind as it hasn't turned into a contest between members like other threads.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.


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