[Buddha-l] Speaking of simple minds

George Thompson gthomgt at adelphia.net
Thu Aug 4 19:37:51 MDT 2005

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  Yes, we all disapprove of the current President of the United States, his
actions,  his administration and close advisers - BUT, can we all just get
back to matters of more direct Buddhist relevance?! Thank you.

  On 8/5/05, Rob Hogendoorn <r.m.hogendoorn at umail.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
    I hate to say this, but some two months ago we had a nasty row in the
    Netherlands over our Cabinet Minister of Education (of Christian
    Democratic descent) proprosing that the Intelligent Design hypothesis
    be given due recognition within academia - a nice little mix of
    science, politics and religion. She had seen the light during a
    discussion with a university professor of molecular biophysics cum ID
    adept. The Dutch being so tolerant she's still our Cabinet Minister
    of Education...


    Op 4-aug-2005, om 21:21 heeft Erik Hoogcarspel het volgende geschreven:

    > jkirk schreef:
    >> Bush Endorses Teaching 'Intelligent Design' Theory in Schools
    >> http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0802-01.htm
    >> He has no shame nor does his family for supporting this
    >> meretricious nonsense and caring only about their power and
    >> their money.  Actually, to call that mind simple is an insult to
    >> people with truly simple minds (meaning uncomplicated thought
    >> patterns and indifference to analytical thinking). The Bush mind
    >> is demonic.
    >> As far as I know, there are no Buddhists who support this ID theory.
    >> Is that right?
    >> Joanna
    > First of all W. himself is the living proof against the ID theory.
    > His existence can only be explained as the result of a random
    > mutation. No being could invent such a form of life, let alone an
    > intelligent one! :-)
    > Secondly an intelligent design implies a designer and I remember an
    > investigation of an Dutch buddhologist Ria Kloppenborg into the
    > Buddhist arguments against an ishvara (the Hindu equivalent of a
    > creator).
    > --
    > Erik
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