Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:
The time has come for me to bid adieu to this particular forum.
You know how to find me via my blog, http://www.atikosha.org.
I will not be checking back in so there is no point in replying this post.
Simon E. wrote:" Power " is not the point. Malcolms departure and the individuals response to it is the point.
Incidentally I never said that I was " leaving" the forum ...melodramatically or otherwise.
The element of " melodrama " was introduced by someone too immature to be holding the role he holds on the forum. I said I had nothing to contribute to its debates.
Now perhaps you could address the issue at hand rather than displacing your feelings.
Good will to all of good will.
Any contact I have in future with this forum will be of a " read only " kind.
Simon E. wrote:The degree of homophobia, folk belief, faux asiatic life style imitation, sheer unpleasantness, rampant egoism disguised as spirituality, sheer credulity, and new age wooliness, the willful and fearful embracing of a pre-Age Of Enlightenment cosmology that dislocates the holder of such views from their present reality, and other elements that characterises much of the forum input made it inevitable.
Huseng wrote:Simon E. wrote:The degree of homophobia, folk belief, faux asiatic life style imitation, sheer unpleasantness, rampant egoism disguised as spirituality, sheer credulity, and new age wooliness, the willful and fearful embracing of a pre-Age Of Enlightenment cosmology that dislocates the holder of such views from their present reality, and other elements that characterises much of the forum input made it inevitable.
This forum ain't that bad.
When one person tries to inform another, it may be perceived of as brainwashing. When one person persists in being rational, another may perceive them as being dogged.ReasonAndRhyme wrote:This is just simply not the right place for people who are interested in rational and brainwash-free discussions.
ReasonAndRhyme wrote:There is definitely something going wrong here. The moderators tolerate much too much aggression, brainwash attacks and other BS.
I'm about to "leave" for similar reasons. I will not (yet) leave completely, but withdraw myself and reduce my activity here to an absolute minimum. For me this is an ongoing process that started shortly after I joined. My ignore-list is getting longer and longer, and my motivation to participate in discussions is getting less and less.
When I found this forum, I naively believed, this was E-Sangha 2.0. But it isn't. Which is why I'm not asking Malcolm to come back. This is just simply not the right place for people who are interested in rational and brainwash-free discussions.
Huseng wrote:How is it that you get brainwashed on an internet forum with diverse opinions?
Huseng wrote:Perhaps you might point out where I have been purportedly slandering the Dharma. If you do not, this constitutes baseless slander against me and will be understood as trolling.Metallica wrote:I am just wondering why isn't anyone on here saying anything to Huseng? There must be a single good Dharma Friend that he trust that can notify him of the dangerous state of mind he is in? It's not the first time someone who only focuses on knowledge and philsophy who has turned onto the path of slandering the Dharma.
ReasonAndRhyme wrote:You know, what I really found interesting the other day was that when you were attacked for asking a perfectly harmless question by somebody who tried to intimidate you that you would go to hell for such "slander" you told the person to stop because otherwise you would treat his behaviour as trolling:
Huseng wrote:If you're so unhappy nobody is forcing you to stay here.
Huseng wrote:ReasonAndRhyme wrote:Dude, we all have lives off this forum. You know ... working full-time? Families? Practice?
We can't police every single post by every member.
We're all adults here and leave it up to members to discuss things. Unless it becomes an issue or someone is clearly being antagonistic and belligerent we're not going to step in whenever people start disagreeing. We're all responsible for what we write.
ReasonAndRhyme wrote:Huseng wrote:If you're so unhappy nobody is forcing you to stay here.
Exactly. People who are interested in brainwash-free and BS-free discussions are wrong in this place. That's what I'm saying. You, however, are obviously right here.