[Buddha-l] Re: Can an Air Force cadet have Buddha nature?

Richard P. Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Wed May 18 16:34:02 MDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-05-18 at 14:13 -0400, Dan Lusthaus wrote:

> As they say in court, you opened the door. A moment of unthinking prejudice
> hijacked your discourse. I just brought it to your attention.

What you brought to my attention is what you imagined I meant by my
words. No prejudice was stated or in any way implied.

> The last thing we need now is the reinforcemnet of prejudices entering
> public discourse under the guise of Buddhism.

Exactly. And that is why I carefully said that what we should work for
is something that would not reinforce stereotypes.

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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