[Buddha-l] Speaking of simple minds
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Thu Aug 4 19:37:51 MDT 2005
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[mailto:buddha-l-bounces at mailman.swcp.com]On Behalf Of Chris A. Stanford
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [Buddha-l] Speaking of simple minds
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
Op 4-aug-2005, om 21:21 heeft Erik Hoogcarspel het volgende geschreven:
> jkirk schreef:
>> Bush Endorses Teaching 'Intelligent Design' Theory in Schools
>> 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?
> 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
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