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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 19 2012,14:02   

Quote (The whole truth @ Feb. 19 2012,14:15)
If anything or anyone is stinky shit, it's gildo and the rest of the IDiots and their drumbeat repetitive rhetorical talking points, red herrings, and strawmen, laced with oil of incendiary ad hominems that are lit on fire to cloud and poison the atmosphere and all that jazz, AND their lies and false accusations. Where's the "good faith" in any or all of that? Where's the good faith in the blocking of comments/commenters and in the bannings at UD, and in the support those blockings and bannings get from the IDiot gang at UD? Where's the good faith in the constant malicious attacks on atheists/evolutionary materialists/methodological naturalists/scientists/science supporters/evolutionists/"Darwinists"/theistic evolutionists, and many others, a lot of whom are regularly mentioned by name?

I am fed up with the lies, false accusations, and other 'bad faith' shit the IDiots constantly spew.

My visceral reaction is identical to yours, but you're asking the wrong question. The way I read it, the rules of Lizzie's blog are focused on how people should behave, not on how people do behave.

Osho made a similar point:
Someone has insulted you anger suddenly erupts, you are feverish. Anger is flowing toward the person who has insulted you. Now you will project this whole anger onto him. He has not done anything. If he has insulted you, what has he done? He has just pricked you, he has helped your anger to arise but the anger is yours. If he goes to Buddha and insults him, he will not be able to create any anger in him. Or if he goes to Jesus, Jesus will give him the other cheek. Or if he goes to Bodhidharma, he will roar with laughter. So it depends.

The other is not the source, the source is always within you. The other is hitting the source, but if there is no anger within you it cannot come out. If you hit a buddha, only compassion will come out because only compassion is there. Anger will not come out because anger is not there.

If you throw a bucket into a dry well, nothing comes out. In a water-filled well, you throw a bucket and water comes out, but the water is from the well. The bucket only helps to bring it out. So one who is insulting you is just throwing a bucket in you, and then the bucket will come out filled with the anger, hate, or fire that was within you.

You are the source, remember.

For this technique, remember that you are the source of everything that you go on projecting onto others. And whenever there is a mood against or for, immediately move within and go to the source from where this hate is coming.

Remain centered there; do not move to the object. Someone has given you a chance to be aware of your own anger thank him immediately and forget him. Close your eyes, move within, and now look at the source from where this love or anger is coming.

We should treat others in good faith not because they deserve it but because we should be the type of people who act in good faith.

And before you ask, yes, I suck at it.

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