Posted by SkySitter (220.127.116.11) on November 01, 2000 at 05:12:29:
In Reply to: Buddhism & Politics posted by Pat on October 30, 2000 at 11:23:37:
: It seems to be a curious phenomenon that people immediately assume that one is a political "liberal" or leftist when an expression of interest in or adoption of Buddhism is made. Why is that?
: Does Buddhism inevitably mean approval of "Global Warming" and collectivism. To some people it seems to do so. Can only registered Democrats (in the US) be sincere Buddhists?
: I would be very interested in your thoughts and comments on what I see as this common trait of Western Buddhists.
You got to stop hanging out with hippies. Many of my Buddhist friends are Republicans: small government, big tax cuts, etc.
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