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    As far as classical Buddhism is concerned, impermanence is the number one inescapable, and essentially painful, fact of life. It is the singular existential problem that the whole edifice of Buddhist practice is meant to address.
    To understand impermanence at the deepest possible level (we all understand it at superficial levels), and to merge with it fully, is the whole of the Buddhist path.

    The Buddha’s final words express this: Impermanence is inescapable. Everything vanishes. Therefore there is nothing more important than continuing the path with diligence. All other options either deny or short-shrift the problem.
    https://www.lionsroar.com/impermanen...hangemay-2012/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    What? Why say something like this? Or is it you that hates Catholics?
    I hate Catholics. I hate catholic pedophile priests and nuns who abused little children for decades. I hate catholics that covered these crimes up. I hate catholics who blamed the victims for what the priests and nuns did to them.

    Why do conservatives LOVE catholic pedophile priests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisasanders1964 View Post
    I hate Catholics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhisattva View Post
    as opposed to what? unorganized religion?
    Yes, aka spiritualism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    Yes, aka spiritualism.
    that's a very incomplete definition to the point of being almost meaningless.

    You can get "spiritual feelings" - but unless you strive to understand and base your actions on such -
    what good is such fleeting nebulous thoughts?

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    thoughts and prayers.

    also

    a muslim probably did it.
    is on twitter @realtsuke

    https://tsukesthoughts.wordpress.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Your father was a working man. WTF happened with you?
    The better life these days means you're supposed to hate the world that gave you your resources. Hooray for higher education
    Quick, send those on-site researchers some computer models

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisasanders1964 View Post
    I hate Catholics. I hate catholic pedophile priests and nuns who abused little children for decades. I hate catholics that covered these crimes up. I hate catholics who blamed the victims for what the priests and nuns did to them.

    Why do conservatives LOVE catholic pedophile priests?
    And handling it like the op, and like this, puts you on their level. So I'd stop, especially till you learn more about what you're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You you piece of shit. 650pm, you think the place was empty? you can hate all the religion you want, bigot, but to cheer the destruction of such a historical site makes you an asshole.
    Where was their god to protect them? That’s the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getin the ring View Post
    It's burning because God wanted it to burn. As is everything that happens everywhere, to everyone, every day.
    Why? good question and sometimes we take time to figure it out, but God is in control, and we should believe in his work
    Yep. The god of the universe thinks Catholics are shit.

    Ever had damage to any of your churches?

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    I wonder if Muslimes will put flowers at churches.
    Intersectionality Hierarchy of Victimhood:

    Muslims
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    Not included: White males, Jews, sometimes Asians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinfoil View Post
    The better life these days means you're supposed to hate the world that gave you your resources. Hooray for higher education


    You're posting again in a drunken stupor you shouldn't do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisasanders1964 View Post
    I hate Catholics. I hate catholic pedophile priests and nuns who abused little children for decades. I hate catholics that covered these crimes up. I hate catholics who blamed the victims for what the priests and nuns did to them.

    Why do conservatives LOVE catholic pedophile priests?
    Anybody doubt that this is just another disgusting troll?
    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

    Bertrand Russell, “An Inquiry Into Meaning & Truth” (1940)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Badguy View Post
    Maybe I'm too zen to get worked up over stuff like this.

    On one hand, yes I understand it's historical significance and can lament the loss of what is essentially a living record of skilled artisans and craftsmen (as a hobbyist woodworker I'm shedding a tear for all that old growth), but on the other hand shit happens and the fire has now become part of the buildings history. Whatever skilled artisans and craftsmen they find to rebuild it will be creating a new part of history.

    If it's an attack of some kind, of course it is to be abhorred, I know they were renovating the church, so with people coming and going anything is possible

    The Catholic Church and organized religion in general can go fuck itself so you won't see any sympathy from me in that regard.
    I see those charm school lessons you paid for really worked out.
    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

    Bertrand Russell, “An Inquiry Into Meaning & Truth” (1940)

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    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

    Bertrand Russell, “An Inquiry Into Meaning & Truth” (1940)

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