Monday, November 25, 2013

The Unlikely Threat of Buddhist Terrorism

My friend posted this Onion article on Facebook & I thought it was pretty funny.

It demonstrates why there aren't many Buddhist extremist groups engaging in terrorism.

Being more of a philosophy of the mind than a religious ideology, Buddhism tends to involve giving up the the attachment to ideas & opinions which usually lead to a sense of of moral certitude.

Also, "unleashing peace & tranquility" would not be very effective at scaring people into accepting your political agenda.

The Onion:

This is almost as absurd as the portrayal of The Mandarin as a fake terrorist in Iron Man 3...

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