Re: Buddhism & Politics

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Posted by SkySitter ( 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.

: Thanks,

: Pat

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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