>From Greg Burch:
>But I DO think that Sufism offers one of the very few leverage
>points for moderating Islam. Thus it is a very worthwhile subject
A very interesting post.
I'm currently taking a "beginers" class in meditation at a local
Buddhist temple. They are well aware of the fact that I consider
myself more of a "Zennist" than a "Buddhist", but being able to
have free consultation (minus donations ;) ) from a master of the
art is proving rewarding.
My favorite questions involve how they see Buddhism "adapting" to
western culture and vice/versa. I made the monks laugh by asking
"What would the world be like if everyone sat down for a half hour
of meditation before going to bed?"
I think current events will tend to turn more moderate Muslims
against their more errant brothers.
>Vice-President, Extropy Institute
>Message to the Taliban: "Give up the terrorists or we'll send your
>women to college" (seen in a cartoon yesterday)
I've been duscussing this with friends since the attack occured.
Since the Taliban will probably be replaced as a result of the
attempt to deliver justice to Bin Laden the U.N. will necessarily
be involved in helping Afganistan to establish a new government.
If I recall correctly the U.N. paper on human rights includes
That should be interesting.
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