[Buddha-l] Return of blasphemy?
vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 8 15:14:43 MST 2011
> I think the very allowance to believe whatever you wish is the cause of so
> much misery. On what premise is someone allowed to belief whatever they
> wish? Do you have a right to hold erroneous beliefs? What kind of right is
> this? A legal right? A moral right?
Very important point.
There is a saying (variously attributed to Louis Brandeis, James R.
Schlesinger, or Daniel Patrick Moynihan:
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But they are not entitled to is
their own facts."
These days fewer and fewer people seem capable -- or even interested -- in
discerning the difference. Very little yatha-bhuta going around.
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