Friday, April 20, 2007

Has The World Gone Mad?

Here is the article.

At least two Buddhist monks were injured Friday in a street clash in Cambodia's capital between two opposing groups of monks during a protest against Vietnam, which some monks accuse of suppressing religious freedom.


Historically, Buddhists have taught peace, love, serenity, etc. But as we can see from this, human nature has its limitations. In all religions and cultures, there are those that allow their anger to fuel rage and the rage, violence. This isn't just an American thing, although we bear our share. It's a global thing.

It's a mankind thing.



Addendum:
You can see the pics here.

2 comments:

Shah Alexander said...

Buddhism may be peaceful, but historically, some sects of this religion sponsored wars and uprisings against their political opponents.

Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga defeated such Buddhists to pursue his regime change policy.

Any religion can be as radical as 9-11 terrorists.

LASunsett said...

Shah,

First of all, thanks for the link.

//Any religion can be as radical as 9-11 terrorists.//

Anytime a religion asserts itself into politics, it's a recipe for disaster. Religion is best left to be religion, and politics is best left to politics.