Monks and Robots

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When Peaceful Monks transform
into Bloody Monsters


Edip Yuksel
3 September 2012
www.19.org

These are monks, who are depicted as the incarnation of peace and love; yet they have recently been massacring Rohingya minority in Myanmar… All dogmas, be it religious or nationalistic, are dangerous for humanity. Dogmas turn individuals into robots. Today’s good robot could easily be transformed into monsters by a push of button.

Dogmatic people are susceptible to be manipulated by their religious or political masters. They mutate, especially when their masters attain great political and financial power, or during the times of social and political crisis. All they need is to push the red buttons of their followers, the dogmatic robots!

After reading the news, you will find a selection of discussion, below.

 

Buddhists monks rally in support of Myanmar stance on Rohingya Muslims

Sep 2, 2012

In Myanmar, hundreds of Buddhist monks have held a rally in support of their government’s plan to deport the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

On Sunday, the crowd in Mandalay held banners in support of the government’s plan to send the minority group away, as a solution to the deadly sectarian violence.

Back in July, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that the “only solution” to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims was to send the nearly-onemillion-strong community to refugee camps run by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

“We will send them away if any third country would accept them,” he added. “This is what we are thinking is the solution to the issue.”

Earlier, Sein conceded that politicians, Buddhist monks, and other ethnic figures are stirring up hatred against the Rohingyas.

“Reports say some 650 Rohingyas have been killed in the Rakhine state in the west of the country in recent months. This is while 1,200 others are missing and 80,000 more have been displaced.”

The Buddhist-majority government of Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas and has classified them as illegal migrants, even though the Rohingyas are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.

According to reports, thousands of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are living in dire conditions in refugee camps after government forces and Buddhist extremists started burning down their villages on August 10.

The UN human rights authorities blame Myanmar’s security forces for the violence, who are believed to have been targeting the Muslims rather than bringing the ethnic violence to an end in the country. SZH/JR/AZ

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/02/259502/myanmar-monks-rally-against-rohingya/

DISCUSSION:

NAIM: True Buddhists do not deliberately cause suffering on any sentient being just like true Muslims. This news, just like the plan of the instigators of this conflict, is itself designed to generate animosity between two VERY similar, almost identical major belief systems, Islam and Buddhism. Notice the all seeing eye of Horus/Lucifer/DEVIL in the logo of this article’s provider, PRESS TV!

EDIP: I know that the original teaching of Islam and Buddhism is PEACEFUL. Yet, dear friend you miss my point. You miss it greatly.

The issue is not the nature of the original message/practice of a particular religion or even its current message/practice. It is about EPISTEMOLOGY.

Even if a group of people follow the message of peace, progress, freedom, equality, justice through INDOCTRINATION AND DOGMATIC MODUS OPERANDI the nature of such a message has little value. Why? Because their vehicle (dogmatism, blind following) may lead them to another station without even a prior notice… It is all up to the captain of the bandwagon or ship. The captain could be Sultan, Caliph, Pope, Ayatullah, Rabi, Priest, Pastor, Mahdi, Dalai Lama, Monk, or any other fabricated religious title. They usually wear different garbs to distinguish them from their flock, their robots; through these silly theatrics and nonsense they manage to fool and impress their mass. Their success is partially due to their brainpolluting of their victims since their baby years. Ironically, they are too usually the victim of this brain-polluting machine.

They may just change their mind for some political or financial gain. We know from history that the drivers of religious bandwagons are usually manipulative and power-hungry hypocrites.  They have supported numerous wars and atrocities throughout history, and even now. Go to churches, synagogues and mosques, you will see their support for troops, their warmongering and nationalistic appetite for the blood of “infidels” or “barbarians” or those they have just declared to be “terrorists.”

So, consider someone saying this:

“My great priest/guru/holyman told me that 2×2=4. I believe that to be true, since I trust my priest/guru/holyman “

Or this:

“My great priest/guru/holyman told me that we should love even our enemies. I believe that to be true, since I trust my priest/guru/holyman”

Though what they say is accurate and fine, I do not trust either of them. The first could easily claim 1+1+1=1 (Trinity) when his priest/guru/holyman tells him to do so. The latter could easily commit atrocities, support militaries that invades countries and kills millions of people and torture the captives.

So, the name of the prescribed medicine is:

PHILOSOPHY!

CRITICAL THINKING!

Think on it. Think on it critically!