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Animal Sacrifice, Leather Products, Liquor And Casinos

By Hameed Abdul Karim

Hameed Abdul Karim

What instantly came to my mind when I read Shenali Waduge’s article on animal sacrifice was a scene from an old movie where we had the fascist Adolf Hitler furiously slamming his desk with his fist, his face  as hideous contorted as you can imagine, saying ‘It is NOT right’. Those words happened to be the title of Waduge’s latest anti Islam tirade in the Daily News (Thursday 17 October, 2013). Not surprisingly the article was timed to coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha when Muslims sacrifice cattle or goats to commemorate the selfless act of obedience of the Prophet Abraham (peace be on him) who was asked by God almighty to sacrifice his son Ishmael as a sign of his obedience to Him. When Abraham was about to carry out the command, God almighty, in His mercy, placed a sheep in Ishmael’s place and thus Ishmael was spared and the practice of animal sacrifice to remember the messenger Abraham’s (pboh) obedience began on that day and continues to this day. This practice shall continue till the end of time, God willing….or in sha-Allah, as we Muslims say.  The flesh of the animal sacrificed or slaughtered is distributed among the poor and kith and kin, but mostly among the poor.

Now I know animal sacrifice and slaughter is disliked by some among us and I have no problems with that. I can live with it. Problems crop up when people want to enforce their wish and will on others who toe a different line. This is unbridled fascism and in a multicultural society like Sri Lanka the authorities must ensure that nobody encroaches on each other’s faith and beliefs.

I disagree with Ms. Shenali Waduge, as will all sensible people from all communities in Sri Lanka, when she makes a spurious and xenophobic claim that ‘the so called One Sri Lanka will remain a pipe dream if we suppress the fundamental values of the original indigenous culture….’ She has forgotten that Muslims are also a part of the indigenous culture. We had been here for centuries as history records as I, along other writers, had pointed out in our previous discussions on the halaal issue. There is no point in going over those matters again. Is it Ms. Waduge’s wish that we take a giant leap backwards and go back centuries where we can find that nobody other that the indigenous people the Vedhas lived? If I remember right it was the   Buddha who said ‘nothing is permanent’.

Ananda the Muslim

Thomas W. Arnold records in his book ‘The Preaching of Islam’ of a certain Ananda, a grandson of Qubilay Khan from the fearsome Mongol tribe converting to Islam and become a zealous Muslim in circa 1323. He had converted a great many persons in Tantgut and won over a large number of troops under his command to Islam. He was the viceroy of Kan-su province. He was summoned to court and efforts were made to induce him to renounce his new found faith and to conform to Buddhism. When he refused to abandon Islam he was flung into prison. But shortly afterwards he was released for fear of an insurrection among the inhabitants of Tangut who were very much attached to him. This is just one anecdote among thousands of the peaceful spread of Islam all around the world.

Buddha and beef eating

And indeed there is evidence that the Buddha ate meat as did his disciples. At one point it is reported that he had advised his followers “Monks, I allow you fish and meat that are quite pure in three respects: if they are not seen, heard or suspected to have been killed on purpose for a monk. But, you should not knowingly make use of meat killed on purpose for you” Mind you this advise was only for monks and not the lay Buddhist.

Then there is the case of Uppalavanna, a female disciple, who prepared beef for the Buddha after a gang of thieves who had slaughtered a cow had left some of the flesh for her seeing how serene she was whilst meditating. The next morning she flew over 200 kilometres ‘as the crow flies’ to Rajgaha where the Buddha was staying to offer him the beef meal.

I have quoted the above two incidents from the newsletter Ajah Brahmavamsa published by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia to show your readers that the Buddha did eat meat as did his disciples. If the Buddha allowed meat eating then obviously he must have known that slaughter of animals for food was prevalent during his time as it is at present.  So when Ms. Waduge’s urging of Buddhists not to sacrifice the first precept I wonder if she knows what she is saying considering that besides cattle other animals are killed and Buddhists do eat these meats. Also take the case of fish which probably go through the most agonising of deaths of all ‘sentient’ beings being asphyxiated sometime for almost an hour. Fish is found in buth (rice) packets in the delicious ‘Sinhala Kamay’ parcels.  Going by these facts I am convinced without a shred of doubt that Ms. Waduge’s anti slaughter/sacrifce campaign is in line with her anti Muslims campaign. Bear in mind Shenali Waduge’s latest tirade also coincides with the BBS march from Kandy to Colombo against ‘halaal’ products.

Of course it is horrible to see videos of animal slaughter or even fish suffering when removed from their ‘homes’. There is this practice of animal sacrifice in Thailand, which follows Thervada Buddhism like does Sri Lanka, and I am sure these videos would be equally repugnant to some of us. I saw one from Thailand and another from India and I promised myself never to look at another one again.

Putin

I find Shenali Waduge citing Putin’s order that animals should not be allowed to be sacrificed in Moscow rather out of place and a desperate bid to quote somebody of some standing to support her xenophobia. It’s not like as if Putin was saying don’t slaughter/sacrifice animals anywhere in Russia. Russians are big eaters of animal of all varieties including cattle. If he were to stop meat eating he would be out of job before he could say ‘Ivan Ivanovich’!

DI leather products, liquor and casinos

DI leather products have been in business since 1938 and are among the few corporations that is making money. Now this wouldn’t happen if cattle were not slaughtered for food. This company supplies the army, police, air force and the navy with fine quality leather footwear and jackets. If cattle slaughter were to stop then this profitable company which also boasts of large export earnings would have to put up its shutters or become hypocritical and begin importing cattle skins from India. By the way India, where the cow is regarded as a sacred animal, is the largest exporter of beef, beating Australia, New Zealand and Argentina in the process. It is also the largest exporter of cattle hide and a large exporter of leather products. And yet you won’t find Indians complaining about this commercial enterprise.

One of the biggest problems confronting Sri Lankans is the proliferation of casinos. Add to this the scourge of liquor consumption and we certainly have a problem on our hands. But it seems Ms. Waduge is not troubled by these anti-social elements which are corrupting our society. All this goes to prove that she is gunning for Islam and the Muslims.  A little sobriety on her part will do her no harm, I am sure.

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    Look here Hameed.

    Some times political correctness prevents people from asking the difficult questions. You have done so. This is admirable as it give us a chance to clear the air.

    And indeed there is evidence that the Buddha ate meat as did his disciples. At one point it is reported that he had advised his followers “Monks, I allow you fish and meat that are quite pure in three respects: if they are not seen, heard or suspected to have been killed on purpose for a monk. But, you should not knowingly make use of meat killed on purpose for you”

    This is quite correct here. As you will see its all in the intention. It says things as ok as long as you were not instrumental in harming another living being.

    Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha when Muslims sacrifice cattle or goats to commemorate the selfless act of obedience of the Prophet Abraham (peace be on him) who was asked by God almighty to sacrifice his son Ishmael as a sign of his obedience to Him.

    Prophet Abraham sacrificed his son to as a sign of obedience to god. Does it say anywhere in your scriptures you can commemorate this act by taking away calves from cows and kids from a goats? How can it be “selfless” when these are living beings that you did not give birth to? To be true to god, should’t you sacrifice your own children rather than killing innocent animals that have their own families?

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      THE PROPHET ABRAHAM SAW IN A DREAM TO SACRIFICE HIS SON, HE OBEYED THE COMMANDMENT AND WAS ABOUT TO CUT THE NECK IT WOULD NOT CUT,AND HE
      HEARD ALLAH SAYING HE HAD FULFILLED THE COMMANDMENT.HE SENT A RAM THERE AND ASKED HIM TO SACRIFICE THAT.
      THATS THE REASON WHY MUSLIMS SACRIFICE A GOAT.

      WE MUSLIMS SLAUGHTER ANIMALS TO COMMEMORATE THIS.

      IT IS YOU WHO MURDER YOUR OWN CHILDREN.

      WE READ ABOUT THIS AND SEE ON TV.

      EVEN BEFORE BIRTH YOU PRACTICE ABORTION.

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        Prophet Abraham or any body ,

        Just use your commonsense if it’s not impaired by false beliefs,
        & tell if you like any body killing or injuring your son or your self // if you don’t then don’t kill animals for eating flesh or any damn ritual for an unseen/unknown god but only a belief one day you got to get rid of.

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          SCIENCE ACCEPTING GOD

          ‘ I am quite beside myself with wonder and infinitely grateful to God that it has pleased Him to permit me to discover such great marvels.’ (The Growth of physical Science by Sir James Jeans, p.173, Cambridge, 1951)

          Maulana Wahiduddin Khan of Islamic Centre, has written a nice book entitled ‘God Arises’. (Published by Maktaba al Risala, c-29 Nizamuddin West, New Delhi,1987) in which he has collected the evidence of science and the saying of the scientists on the existence of Almighty God. He has narrated an inspiring incident in this book, which I shall relate. Allama Inayatullah Mashriqi had visited England in the year 1909. On a Sunday when it was raining hard, he met Sir James Jeans, the famous astronomer of the Cambridge University, going to a church with a Bible clutched under his arm. Mr. Inayatullah Kan expressed his astonishment that a person of such a universal fame like him is going to pray in a church. Sir James Jeans asked Mr. Inayatullah Khan to come to his house and have tea with him in the evening. Accordingly, Mr. Inayatullah Khan went to his house in the evening. Sir James Jeans was lost in his thoughts, he asked What your question was? But without waiting for an answer, he gave an inspiring description of the creation of the celestial bodies, their motions and the astonishing order to which they adhere. His voice and his movements clearly showed that he was deeply impressed by the Power and Majesty of God. He said You know Inayatullah Khan when I behold God’s marvelous feats of creation, my whole being trembles in awe at His majesty. When I go to church I bow my head and say, ‘Lord, how great you are’ and not only my lips, but every particle of my body joins in uttering these words. I obtain incredible peace and joy from my prayer. Compared to others, I receive a thousand times more fulfillment from my prayers. So tell me, Inayatullah Khan, now do you understand why I go to Church?

          Hearing this Mr. Inayatullah Khan told Sir James Jeans that his words reminded him of a verse of the Holy Qura’n which he would like to quote if permitted. Sir James Jeans replied: Of course. Mr. Inayatullah Khan then quoted the following verse:
          ” And among the mountains are streaks, white and red, of diverse hues and others raven black; And in like manner, there are men and beasts and cattle, of various colours. Only those of His servants who possess knowledge fear Allah.”(35:27,28)

          Sir James Jeans was deeply impressed by these words of the Holy Qura’n he exclaimed:
          ”What was that? It is those who have knowledge who fear God. Wonderful! How extraordinary! It has taken me fifty years of continual study and observation to realize this fact. Who taught it to (Hazrat) Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)? Is this really in the Qura’n? If so, you can record my testimony that the Qura’n is an inspired Book. (Hazrat) Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was illiterate. He could not have learnt this immensely important fact on his own. God must have taught it to him. Incredible! How extraordinary! ” (God Arises p.215 with reference to Nuqoosh Shakhsiyat (i.e.; Impression of Personalities) ( p .1208 -1209)

          In short, the words Only those of His servants who possess knowledge fear Allah present a profound truth. The study of the universe not only leads us to the conclusion that God exists but also inculcates the love of God (Qura’n 2:164-166) and the fear of God.

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            If Koran is the word of God, you cannot take some of it and drop the rest. You’ll have to accept all of it. So, read the following:

            16:15 : And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves;

            21:31 : And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive Guidance.

            31:10 : He created the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you;

            78:7 : And the mountains as pegs?

            79:32-33 : And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;- For use and convenience to you and your cattle.

            AYMAN, that’ only a little bit of absurd things Allah is said to have said.

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              The Qur’an draws attention to a very important geological function of mountains:

              We placed firmly embedded mountains on the earth, so it would not move under them… (Qur’an, 21:31)

              The verse states that mountains perform the function of preventing shocks in the Earth. This fact was not known by anyone at the time
              the Qur’an was revealed. It was, in fact, brought to light only recently, as a result of the findings of modern geological research.

              Formerly, it was thought that mountains were merely protrusions rising above the surface of the Earth. However, scientists realised that
              this was not actually the case, and that those parts known as the mountain root extended down as far as 10-15 times their own height.
              With these features, mountains play a similar role to a nail or peg firmly holding down a tent. For example, Mount Everest, the summit of
              which stands approximately 9 km above the surface of the Earth, has a root deeper than 125 km.24

              Mountains have roots deep under the surface of the ground. (Press and Siever, Earth, 413.)
              Schematic section. Mountains, like pegs, have deep roots embedded in the ground. (Andre Cailleux and J. Moody Stuart, Anatomy of the Earth
              (McGraw-Hill Companies: 1968), 220.)

              mountains are peg-like in shape, due to their deep roots. (Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick K. Lutgens, Earth Science (USA: Macmillan USA: 1993), 158.)

              Mountains emerge as a result of the movements and collisions of massive plates forming the Earth’s crust. When two plates collide, the stronger one slides
              under the other, the one on the top bends and forms heights and mountains. The layer beneath proceeds under the ground and makes a deep extension downward.
              Consequently, as stated earlier, mountains have a portion stretching downwards, as large as their visible parts on the Earth.

              In a scientific text, the structure of mountains is described as follows:

              Where continents are thicker, as in mountain ranges, the crust sinks deeper into the mantle.25

              Professor Siaveda, a world-renowned underwater geologist, made the following comment in reference to the way that mountains have root-like stalks attaching
              them to the surface:

              The fundamental difference between continental mountains and the oceanic mountains lies in its material… But the common denominator on both mountains are that they
              have roots to support the mountains. In the case of continental mountains, light-low density material from the mountain is extended down into the earth as a root.
              In the case of oceanic mountains, there is also light material supporting the mountain as a root… Therefore, the function of the roots are to support the mountains according
              to the law of Archimedes.26

              Furthermore, a book titled Earth, by Dr. Frank Press, former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which is still used as a text book in a great many universities,
              states that mountains are like stakes, and are buried deep under the surface of the Earth.27

              In other verses, this role of the mountains is pointed out by a comparison with “pegs”:

              Have We not made the earth as a bed and the mountains its pegs? (Qur’an, 78:6-7)

              In another verse it is revealed that Allah “made the mountains firm.” (Qur’an, 79:32) The word “arsaha” in this verse means “was made rooted, was fixed, was nailed to the earth.”
              Similarly, mountains extend to the surface layer joining lines on and below the surface, and nail these together. By fixing the Earth’s crust they prevent any sliding over the
              magma layer or amongst the layers themselves. In short, mountains can be compared to nails holding strips of wood together. The fixing effect of mountains is known as isostasy
              in scientific literature. Isostasy is the state of equilibrium between the upward force created by the mantle layer and the downward force created by the Earth’s crust. As mountains
              lose mass due to erosion, soil loss or melting of glaciers, they can gain mass from the formation of glaciers, volcanic explosions or soil formation. Therefore, as mountains grow
              lighter they are pressed upwards by the raising force implemented by the liquids. Alternatively, as they grow heavier they are pressed into the mantle by the force of gravity.
              Equilibrium between these two forces is established by isostasy. This balancing property of mountains is described in these terms in a scientific source:

              G.B Airy in 1855 suggested that the crust of the earth could be likened to rafts of timber floating on water. Thick pieces of timber float higher above the water surface than thin pieces
              and similarly thick sections of the earth’s crust will float on a liquid or plastic substratum of greater density. Airy was suggesting that mountains have a deep root of lower density rock
              which the plains lack. Four years after Airy published his work, J.H Pratt offered an alternative hypothesis… By this hypothesis rock columns below mountains must have a lower
              density, because of their greater length, than shorter rock columns beneath plains. Both Airy and Pratt’s hypothesis imply that surface irregularities are balanced by differences in
              density of rocks below the major features (mountains and plains) of the crust. This state of BALANCE is described as the concept of ISOSTASY.28

              Today, we know that the rocky external layer of the Earth’s surface is riven by deep faults and split into plates swimming above the molten lava. Since the Earth revolves very quickly
              around its own axis, were it not for the fixing effect of the mountains, these plaques would shift. In such an event, soil would not collect on the Earth’s surface, water would not accumulate
              in the soil, no plants could grow, and no roads or houses could be built. In short, life on Earth would be impossible. Through the mercy of Allah, however, mountains act like nails, and to
              a large extent, prevent movement in the Earth’s surface.

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              IF YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND DO NOT MAKE STUPID COMMENTS.

              SCIENTISTS HAVE ACCEPTED IT.

              YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE QURANIC LANGUAGE.THIS HAS BEEN EXPLAINED

              BY NON MUSLIM SCIENTISTS WHO STUDIED ARABIC TO MOCK THE QURAN BUT

              ENDED UP ACCEPTING IT AS THE REVEALED WORD OF GOD SINCE SCIENCE HAD NOT DISCOVERED IT.

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          John,

          This is best described by Nobel Physics Prize Winner Weinberg:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg

          His views on religion were expressed in a speech from 1999 in Washington, D.C.:

          “‘Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”[14]

          Religions hijack Morality that is inherent morality.

          Religious dogma and forced morality.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

          Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson –

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            WHAT PLANTS TALK ABOUT:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7MOe5clOtI

            SOME FOOD THEORY IS ABOUT HUNTING & GATHERING WITH MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, OTHER FOOD THEORY IS ABOUT DEFORESTING AND FARMING, EXPANDING POPULATIONS & LOSS OF HABITAT FOR ANIMALS & OTHER PLANTS, SOME OTHER THEORY IS ABOUT NOT EATING COW OR PIG, BUT BRREDING LIKE PIGS.

            THE ONLY ‘MORAL’ FOOD IS EATING FRUITS
            AS THAT AMOUNTS TO ONLY THEFT

            SOME JAINS PRACTICE THIS FOOD THEORY
            BUT DO GIVE A DAMN ABOUT JAINISM

            HALAL, GOD, FOOD OR THEOLOGY, EARLY MORNING SCREAMING IS A DISTURBANCE OF PEACE AND BANNED IN MOST 1ST WORLD COUNTRIES.

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      Vibuhana, you have clearly missed the point. Prophet Abraham’s (PBOH) faith and trust in God was put to the test, when he was asked to sacrifice his own son Ishmael (PBOH), who also became a Prophet of Islam. The test was to ascertain if Prophet Abraham’s love for his was greater, or obedience and love to follow his Creator was greater. He proved the latter and had succeeded in the test.

      To make a long story short, when he tried to cut the neck of his own son, the knife did not cut although it was a very well sharpened knife, which he had already to ensure a quick cut, in preparation for carrying out this act swiftly. God (in His plan) had taken away or removed the knife’s ability to cut. There is a lesson for us in that too. Nothing ever happens without the will of God. After three times of trying to cut his son’s throat without success, Prophet Abraham got very frustrated and threw or aimed the knife onto a rock, which supposedly cracked open. In this we know the knife was heavy and sharp. Thereafter, an angel brought down a goat from heaven and requested Prophet Abraham to make the sacrifice on the goat instead. He had passed God’s test of obedience, greater love on God more than the love for his off-spring, which incidentally was ver near and dear to him, as he (Ishmael) was his first and only child, born at very late stage ofhis life. He had two sons by the way, Ishmael and Ishak. Now this tradition of animal slaughter started from this point. There is no question of parents slaughtering their children to re-enact what Prophet Abraham tried to do to his son, instead we follow the nominal slaughter of the goat instead, which was carried out as replacement. This is also a biblical story as well as related in the Holy Quran.

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        ‘Remember your humanity and forget the rest’. Killing is a cruel and irreversible action.

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          If so, What kind of hypocrisy is it that you take medicine to kill the worms living in your guts to save yourself from getting sucked dry to death. Why kill mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, snakes and other poisonous insects, if not to protect yourself from harm. Why in Australia they are killing kangaroos, and they call it sculling, to keep animal population in check? This could very well happen in our own country if cattle are not regularly slaughtered, they would end up being killed or is it sculled in this case. How you can eat Fish, eggs, dry fish, delicious prawns, wear leather slippers, belts, sit on posh leather car seats, wear buttonns made from animal horns, including a whole lot more of animal products in your daily diet, without killing these animals? Why Colombo getting spruced up with all the stray dogs getting destroyed? Why, why, why I ask that all you people don’t realize that you killing animals directly or indirectly, and that it is a way of life, whether you like it or not. Then we must shut down all the chicken farms, close the fish market also, close the egg centers, what can be more foolish than that? Why try to be pretenders and hypocrites to become Bodhisatvas, when say and practice just the opposite. Animals are meant or have been created for us humans. To use for travel long distances over hostile or inhospitable lands, drink of its milk, use of their skin as shelter from the extremes of weather and as bags, and its meat in all forms as food, barbecued, baked, fried, cooked, hot or cold meat whatever. Don’t deny to yourself that you truly don’t touch it.

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            The word I refer to is ‘culled’, not ‘sculled’ as is written.

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        But, don’t think instead of sacrificing your sons as your prophet did, sacrificing innocent and powerless animals is just COWARDICE ?

        why don’t you people think animals also have RIGHT TO LIFE ?

        IS it because animals are powerless ?

        Don’t animals like life ?

        don’t animals fear death ?

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          talks about animal rights then eat ambul thiyal & karwala for lunch, chicken buriyani for dinner. -:)

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          Jimsoftly, Do fish have RIGHT TO LIFE? Do virus and malaria in your body have RIGHT TO LIFE? Do mosquitoes have RIGHT TO LIFE? Do plants have RIGHT to LIFE?

          Then, Do HUMANS have RIGHT TO LIFE? Yes. we do. you can kill animals FOR FOOD ONLY if you do it responsibly. You can take medicine to protect against diseases. You can kill mosquitoes if there is a good reason to do so. You can eat plants and fruits, if you don’t over indulge.

          Even after we Humans die, the maggots and bacteria will eat us up.

          So, JimSoftly – which planet are you from?

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        Marwan,

        Fine. Prophet Abraham did what he was told, obeyed, to show his loyalty, was even prepared to sacrifice his son, and God rewarded him by substituting the animal. Fine.

        The Problem is the extension of this sacrifice to all mankind, so that, multitudes of living animals are sacrificed. It it is symbolic, why not make clay animals and just sacrifice them, and recycle the materials for next year.

        You have got myth mixed up with tradition. Did anybody ask God was it needed?

        After all that is what people do with statues. Examples are Buddha statues and other Gold statues.

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          Amarasiri, I understand your point of concern, but it doesn’t work that way. Both animals and plants were created by God in His infinite knowledge, for the benefit of us humans, and the most natural way to keep the population growth in check is through consumption as food. If these natural laws are not followed, then in times of a population boom, they would need to use unnatural methods such as in the form of culling, which again is another form of killing, but of no benefit to anyone as food.

          The biggest miracle is that animals slaughtered for food, never seem to reduce or dry up. Every day, the animal population remains in plenty. Surely, it should dwindle some day, sooner than later. That is truly a gift to us, mankind. So who needs clay to put together a replica of an animal for purpose of slaughter, when you can get the real thing virtually free. Which for us, comes at a price due to middleman doing business on the side. The same with the fish in the ocean, the water we use for bathing, drinking and washing clothes, for which we are made to pay dearly by the government. Possibly next, a tax for the air we breathe. All free gifts from our Creator, which mankind has taken control and commercialized to benefit himself.

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          What is mentioned in the Quran is not considered a myths as you suggest, as these are God’s own words revealed through the Prophet, as actual events that happened in our past, and are a part of own Islamic culture. The Quran is now translated into so many different languages for all the world to read and understand.

          We Muslims wherever in the world we may live, re-enact that sacrifice (Prophet Abraham’s goat sacrifice) as a yearly ritual, started way back nearly 1430 years ago. What ill-effects has this animal sacrifice caused if you perceive it to be a bad thing, or having so called ill-effects on the country, as some suggest. Saudi Arabia, country with the highest record of animal slaughter during Hadj period, is one of the richest nations in the world. It is better, at least from now on, to accept this ritual as the reality. ‘Meka thamai Yataarthaya’ is it?

          Animal slaughter worldwide is a trillion Dollar business. What is involved in the animal husbandry business? What is cattle farming? Why we need livestock investment? What about the fishing industry, poultry farming, egg centers, etc., etc., all to do ultimately with killing of animals. Or should we demand their closure citing killing of ‘innocent’ animals is unacceptable. I know you don’t intend to go that route, but it’s for others to realize how baseless their arguments are, and also the gargantuan revenue this business generates. Our own myopic BBS heroes to some, don’t stand a chance when it comes to the international arena, where money talks more than anything else, not religious sentiments.

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            Marawan,

            This animal sacrifice businesses has it’s roots in the economy of the priests and religions. Animals do not die and are not buried or not cremated. They are slaughtered and eaten. In the wild, carnivores eat herbivores. In the absence of carnivores, humans slaughter and eat the herbivores. Read below:

            The global animal husbandry and slaughtering is a big industrial scale business. Globally, slaughter of farmed animals for food increased to more than 50 BILLION individuals in 2003, not including any types of aquatic animals.

            http://www.upc-online.org/slaughter/92704stats.htm

            http://www.livescience.com/39307-jerusalem-animal-sacrifice-found.html

            Pilgrims came from hundreds of miles away to sacrifice animals at an ancient temple in Jerusalem, new research suggests.

            An analysis of bones found in an ancient dump in the city dating back 2,000 years revealed that animals sacrificed at the temple came from far and wide.

            “The study shows that there is a major interprovincial market that enables the transfer of vast numbers of animals that are used for sacrifice and feasting in Jerusalem during that time period,” said study co-author Gideon Hartman, a researcher at the University of Connecticut.

            http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Practical/Shop–ToDo/Religion/Muslim-Sacrifices.htm

            “In the current issue of SouthAsia magazine, I have an article entitled “Animal Sacrifice in Islam” urging Muslims to fulfill the requirement for sacrifice by donating money or performing community service rather than killing an innocent animal. SouthAsia is a highly regarded English-language review of politics and economics published in Pakistan. “

            Muslims fulfill the meaning of sacrifice by demonstrating piety in the form of charity, not by taking the life of an innocent animal.

            Islam is a religion of compassion. The Qur’an and the Ahadith are suffused with calls to donate one’s wealth “to kinfolk, to orphans, to the destitute, to the traveler in need, and to beggars, and for the redemption of captives.” Nor is Islamic compassion limited to human beings. The Ahadith record numerous instances in which the Prophet (PBUH) taught that the compassion of Muslims must protect all of God’s sentient creatures. The following are just two well-known examples:

            The Prophet was asked if acts of charity even to animals were rewarded by God. He replied: “Yes, there is a reward for acts of charity to every beast alive.”

            When we stopped at a halt, we did not say our prayers [salat] until we had taken the burdens off our camels’ backs and attended to their needs.

            Clearly, Muhammad regarded compassion to animals as a duty so important that even salat should be delayed for the purpose of preventing animals from suffering.

            In primitive religion, animal sacrifice was intended to win the favor of the gods by presenting them gifts they would enjoy. The Prophet rejected this polytheistic notion and taught that sacrifice could serve only two purposes. The first was to be an outward symbol of the worshipper’s inner submission to the will of God. The Qur’an is explicit about this:

            Their flesh and blood does not reach God. It is your piety that reaches Him. (22:37)

            The second purpose of sacrifice is to provide a means of performing charity. Thus, the meat from a sacrificed animal is traditionally divided into thirds, with one third kept by the sponsor of the sacrifice and his close family, one third given to more distant relatives and friends, and one third donated to the poor.

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      Hameed Abdul Karim

      “What instantly came to my mind when I read Shenali Waduge’s article on animal sacrifice was a scene from an old movie where we had the fascist Adolf Hitler furiously slamming his desk with his fist, his face as hideous contorted as you can imagine, saying ‘It is NOT right’.”

      Shenali Waduge is a Shill getting exposure by the state controlled Daily News to follow the Sinhala Buddhist racism.

      However, just because Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his son based on Gods orders, and God substituting the son with an animal, true or not,does not mean every man, women and child today need to sacrifice an animal in memory of that event, whether or or not.

      This is a human invention.

      Need to ask all myth followers, has anybody attained zNirvana, Nibbana, Samsara, Rebirth, Hell, Heaven or other Myths.

      Does all Sinhala Buddhists belive the grandfather of Vijaya was a lion? Ant proof.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

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      Buy Andy’s book Why We Believe in Gods from the RDFRS Store
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        Hameed Abdul Karin,

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg

        His views on religion were expressed in a speech from 1999 in Washington, D.C.:

        “‘Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”[14]

        Religions hijack Morality that is inherent morality.

        Religious dogma and forced morality.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

        Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson –

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          ‘A Universe From Nothing’ by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009

          A sacrifice for nothing, for myths, and statues for myths, for maintaining Monk, Priest and Mullah Hegemony..

          Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo

          Uploaded on Oct 21, 2009
          Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, including “The Physics of Star Trek.”

          Books by Lawrence Krauss:
          http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-M.-Kra

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      Vibhushana,

      “Prophet Abraham sacrificed his son to as a sign of obedience to god. Does it say anywhere in your scriptures you can commemorate this act by taking away calves from cows and kids from a goats?”

      Here are some answers. It is called Religious Myths and Brainwashing, that is not restricted to religion alone. It is there in many cultures. For example, the myth and belief that Vijaya’s grandfather was a lion, the Earth is flat, the Sun goes around the Earth, praying to clay and stone statues, tress, pots of water etc.are all myths, even though all come from star matter or star dust. They are perpetuated to maintain hegemony, until a revolution or reformation takes place.

      This is best described by Nobel Physics Prize Winner Weinberg:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg

      His views on religion were expressed in a speech from 1999 in Washington, D.C.:

      “‘Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”[14]

      Religions hijack Morality that is inherent morality.

      Religious dogma and forced morality.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

      Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson –

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    Fortunately I dont read what Waduge writes or most of the others on Lankaweb. They are a gang of racists no second to Gandasara & Co. To them it is no issue if there are casinos, brothels, bars, murders, abductions, abortions, child abuse, drugs as long as the perpetrators are not muslims and belong to their own community. The contents of their articles are predictable without having to be read.

    We read of such happenings daily in the newspapers but nary a whimper from Waduge & Co about them. Which brings up the issue as to why they are not concerned about such anti-buddhist activities as opposed to the slaughter of animals for food? Eating meat is not a crime so how can the slaughter of animals? Wearing leather shoes is not a crime so how can be the slaughter of animals? Eating fish is not a crime, so how can the eating of meat be prohibited?

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    Shenali Waduge is an out and out bigot, driven by the fascist BBS.

    Nobody should take notice of her imbecile ravings and rantings in the manner of that johnny-come-lately BBS secretary Galaboda, better known for his inebriated road adventures and foul-mouthed tirades on the high-way.

    There is rampant corruption, nepotism, theft of state resources, burglaries, murders, child abuse, white-van disappearance, bribery, violation of human rights, suppression of free speech, gambling etc among other maladies SL suffers from.

    Come, come Shenali Waduge! Where are you and the BBS on these burning issues?

    Or is your priority only Halaal as professed by your guru and mentor Galaboda?

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      FOrget about Killing INFIDELS, JIHADI etc., etc.,

      Muslims love to kill.

      See this.

      “Killing harmful animals which cause pain or loss to men i in act of merit that carps reward, e.g. killing of snakes and scorpions has been promised rewards. Once Abdullah ibn Masud was preaching when he saw a snake crawling on a wall; he interrupted his sermon and killed to snake with a stick; then he said that he had heard the following saying from the Holy Prophet – may he be eternally blessed:
      One who kills a snake or scorpion acts as if he has killed a mushrik whose killing is lawful
      (Targhib, -p. 403 , vol. 4, ref Bazzar)

      The Holy Prophet has ordered of lizards. Abu Hurairah has related that the Holy Prophet – may he be blessed eternally – has said that he who kills a lizard with one blow would earn so much merit and who kills it with second blow would earn so much (here the Holy Prophet enumerated less merits than before) and who kills it with the third blow would earn so much (here the Holy Prophet enumerated even lesser than before. (Sahih Musiim)

      Familiarly killing of other dangerous and harmful animals cares merit. “

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      Safa and MNZ,

      “Shenali Waduge is an out and out bigot, driven by the fascist BBS”

      “Fortunately I dont read what Waduge writes or most of the others on Lankaweb. They are a gang of racists no second to Gandasara & Co”

      Amarasiri generally agrees with the above description of those who follow Myths and follow double standards.

      However, it would have been more accurate to describe Lankaweb, Shenali, “the Shill” Waduge, and BBS,( Booru Balu Sena- Donkey Dog Force) are all followers of Sinhala Buddhist Racism for maintaining the Monk Hegemony. This has nothing to do with the Buddhism of the Enlightened Buddha.

      The monks have self-appointed themselves as the Third Gem of the Triple Gem, and that includes the BBS Monks and the so-called Mahanayakas. It is like a prostitute self-appointing herself as a virgin, or the Pope proclaiming himself to be the representative on Earth of Jesus, and calling the Pope infallible. Hello, infallible Pope, the Earth still goes around the Sun.

      This is best described by Nobel Physics Prize Winner Weinberg:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg

      His views on religion were expressed in a speech from 1999 in Washington, D.C.:

      “‘Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”[14]

      Religions hijack Morality that is inherent morality.

      Religious dogma and forced morality.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

      Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson –

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        You mentioned Weinberg saying “Religion as an insult to human dignity”.
        This intelligent man must have said this about present humans (beings ?) and also not considering imperfections of human beings. Anyway, if you think about average human lived 2000 years back, how they spent a day, making basic necessities, then make food and eating them and sleep. So those average people were very close to other animal. Then some intelligent people at those days created various Gods, theories of human existence (religions?). Those finding were the only knowledge, science, average people had those days other than eating and sleeping… Those religions are/were the base of human civilisation in the last 4000 years.
        You may say now that we don’t need those fundamental teaching on human qualities and how to improve our inner selves. But still majority of people prefer religious knowledge about their conscious and sub-conscious mind and imperfections of human beings.. This is getting quite long…. I stop….
        Anura

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    I do not support animal sacrifice. However Shenali W’s rantings are absolutely over the top! Its such a pity because she could be a good ethical journalist if she only tried. Unfortunately she prefers the dramatic!

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    In the days of Buddha, monks and nuns depended on alms for food. Hence, the Buddha had lain down several rules on what to accept and what not to accept. I agree that it could be summed up as Vibhushana above says.

    However one must not forget that we as Buddhists recite five precepts every day and at some occasions to reinforce the importance of it in our minds. The first precept means; “I undertake the training rule to abstain from killing.” Our history tells us that our ancestors have adhered to it as much as they could. It was king Devanampiyatisa who set it as an example more than two millennium back by giving up his gaming habit after being a true Buddhist on the arrival of Ven Mahinda. So, I do not see any wrong in Ms. Waduge’s urging Buddhists to follow suit.

    Muslims want to believe the absurd story of a Jew named Abraham and his One God who he called not Allah but Yahweh and kill all kinds of animals in mass scale as a ritual at Eid al-Fitr. On the one hand Muslims accuse upright people like Ms Waduge as bigots so as to make animal killings a part of Sri Lanka culture. On the other hand they ridicule Buddhists telling us that we do not abide by Buddhist precepts in an effort to promote their halal.

    Lets look at how good Muslims follow their religion. Idol worship, drinking, gambling and usury are just few things that are prohibited by the God of Islam. I thought this writer is one of those Muslims that strive hard to save the habit of worshiping the remains of a so-called saint in Kuragala cave. Some Muslims even venerate their dead Mullah named MSM Abdullah (Rah) as saints. Is not that kind of things idol worshipping Mr Hameed? Have you not seen Muslims who drinks and enjoy it? Have you not seen Arabs gambling in London casinos? Do you not know that a Muslim man named Thaha ran the biggest bookie in Sri Lanka in the sixties? Tell me, which Muslim does not engage in borrowing or lending on fixed interest. Is that not usury?

    What I am trying to get at you is, Muslims are fouling Allah’s orders all the way. If Allah is omnipresent Muslims should know that he sees everything wrong they continue to do as above. Or is it that Muslims bluff themselves and care only for some words of Allah and not all of it. I bet they don’t care for they know Allah had to wait till they die to send them to hell.

    Neither Buddha nor his disciples ever forced anyone to be a Buddhist. Buddha didn’t say we would go to hell if we reject his dhamma. Indeed, one doesn’t have to be a Buddhist to go to heaven as a God. It all depends what goes in our minds and particularly the moment of death.

    Your rambling on life respecting Buddhists eating fish that goes through ‘agonising deaths’ is understandable. But we have a value system for sins. Killing one’s parents is one of the highest sins. So, life of a worm can be put at a very low ebb. That means, however agonizing the death of a fish is, we cannot put it as equal to killing a cow that that gives us milk and shed tears in fear its deathbed.

    Muslim kids gleefully watch Mullah killing a cow at Eid al-Fitr but we Buddhists cannot do so for it is against our conscious. In the final analysis that’s the difference between a Muslim and a Buddhist.

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      Patriot says that the first precept means; “I undertake the training rule to abstain from killing.”

      It means killing of humans like all other religions says. There is nothing strange to other religions.

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    We must remember that the eating animal flesh causes a number of health problems. The governments free health expenses can be reduced if there is a sizeable reduction in the eating of flesh. To obtain animal fats and animal protein one can consume a number of products of milk. Eggs can also be consumed. The eating of flesh in countries such as ours can not be recommended. The animals killed undergo pain and are brought up in conditions that restrict their freedom of movement. Sacrifices that should be carried out is the surrender of habits and cultural practices that cause immense harm to society.

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      Lanken Oncologists should come with public information about the graph – consumption of meat and cancer incidents. Canada and few other countries, people are highly dependable on meat are the vulnerable populations, according to epidemiological statistics, among the cancer occurences. In contrast, consumption of fish is reported to have decreased comparable health problems (check it on Japan and Philippine and Thailand).

      I know some people in Europe, are very greedy at meat. Some households would consume them exaggeratingly. This is the reason they have all kind of health problems than our countries. Cardiac and other health problems are common life threatening problems among industrial nations.

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      (Part Two) 29. The Buddha’s Last Meal

      When the Buddha and his disciples arrived at Pava, the son of the village goldsmith, whose name was Cunda, invited the party to a meal called sukaramaddava, or “boar’s delight”. Some scholars believe it was a special delicious dish of mushrooms, while others believe it to be a dish of wild boar’s flesh.

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    SL should spread beef eating and pork eating. People love eating these things. Why restrict?

    If BBS is serious about stopping beef eating start poisoning beef.

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      Wo-Man, Fat He Ma Puk She Ma – Do get some professional psychiatric treatment to ease the mental disorder as you seem to have a condition of multiple personality complex. Jim/Leela/Nalliah/Loren/Javi/ella and many others.

      Get a life Wo-Man

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    These Sinhala Buddhists murderers are so damn concerned about animal sacrifices but fully support all kinds of violence including rape, torture and murder. The have raped so many Tamils and killed so many Tamils and what for? Just because they did not want the Tamils to develop and become the developed nation that they could. These murderous Sinhala Buddhist Rapists and Torturers have to be exposed and punished.

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    Hameed Abdul Karim – Thanks for the short, concise and an enlightening rebuttal to the Islamophobics. We Muslims have passed the stage of being picked on; rather we should be identifying our enemies and cataloging these undesirables to deal with them. Thank God, technology allows us.

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      And allows me too. Why do u all follow that mentally ill person who dream to kill his own child and destroyed his fathers worship places ?

      God never protect you. When North & East Muslim got attacked by LTTE you were protected by Sinhalese buddhist soldiers who were strengthened by Sinhalese Buddhist Gods like Vishnu and others.

      Almighty also helpless when Muslim countries were attacked.

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        Oh, come on. We Muslims depend on God for protection, not your Sinhala Army soldiers. How you distort the facts. The Muslims had a distinct advantage, language. Army was completely at bay, when the next attack was going to take place. It was the Muslims who provided that intelligence. M<uslims were the worst affected who became internally displaced persons, when they were asked to leave their homes leaving behind everything except 50 ruppees. Their home were looted by LTTE, crops destroyed, livelihoods destroyed, and why? Simply because they happened to be Muslims. And here now you distort facts to make the Muslims feel obliged to the Sinhala Buddhist led army for getting away with their lives. Pure bunkum. The world knows better.

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          “M<uslims were the worst affected who became internally displaced persons, when they were asked to leave their homes leaving behind everything except 50 ruppees. Their home were looted by LTTE, crops destroyed, livelihoods destroyed, and why? Simply because they happened to be Muslims"

          Yeah and that time Almighty didn't help you.

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    {Muslims sacrifice cattle or goats to commemorate the selfless act of obedience of the Prophet Abraham (peace be on him) who was asked by God almighty to sacrifice his son Ishmael as a sign of his obedience to Him}

    MR. ABDUL KARIM:

    When your prophet Abrham did the self less act by sacrificing His Own son, why don’t you people do the same to your children.

    Instead, why you people became so SELF-CENTRED and SELFISH by killing animals, YOU ALSO SHOULD SACRIFICED YOUR CHILDREN ?

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      That person who had psychological disorder didn’t sacrifice his child instead God had created a lamb for him.

      But he had got psychological problems that why he dreamed something like that. In his youth ages he destroyed his fathers worship places then leave his country to Egypt. That thing also further prove that.

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        Panditha IOSalli’s version, calling a great Prophet as having a psychological disorder. We’ll see how you handle it when this spell is cast on you.

        We never say anything insulting of you Great Leader as we expect you do the same. But you have no scruples and thus your slip is showing.

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          It’s not insulting. I’ m just clarifying things. Ok will you destroy your fathers worship places if he is not a Muslim ? and will you dream to kill your own child ?

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    HAMEED ABDUL KARIM.

    you muslims are dumbed by your own Quran. for example, less than 1% of the world’s muslim scientists contribute to the research that would go against the myth that there is ALLAH aka ALMIGHTY. at the same time, you people lie in order to protect your religion.

    Even here, you feel differently about killing pigs or eating porks.

    Lord Buddha the ALMIGHTY had said so many different things. At one place, Lord buddha had said, If it tastes like meat, if it smells like meat or if it looks like meat, I don’t eat.

    Buddhism is an advanced philosophy. YOu cannot understand.

    Why don’t you think, if there is another higher or stronger animal who would kill you and eat what do you feel ?

    You people are eating cattle, goats and chicken because your GOD said (remember Pig and Pork).

    FIRST LEARN to OTHER RELIGEONS. you people want to dominate every one else.

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    Mr. ABDUL KAREEM:

    Forget the buddhism.

    Do you think That animals DO NOT HAVE RIGHTS TO LIVE ?

    Why do you kill animals think, they also breath like you, they also love there life as you do, they also fear Death as you do.

    JUST THINK LIKE A HUMAN BEING . Human means that we are advanced animals.

    YOUR QURAN SAYS KILL ALL THE INFIDELS ? Are you prepared to do that too ? ?

    I don’t think you are Fanatic to the extent to go to Jihad or killing Kaffirs and Infidels.

    IF so, why don’t you think that animals also love their life ?

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    READ THIS. This is how MUSLIMS want to stay in the Dark ages simply because of islam.

    “Science in the Muslim world is in a dismal state. The Organization of the Islamic Conference found that 20 Muslim states spent 0.34% of their GDP on scientific research from 1996 to 2003, or 14% of the global average. Fewer than 1% of their populations are scientists, engineers, or technicians, compared with the world average of 4%, and 14% for the developed world. They contribute only about 1% of the world’s published scientific papers. Scientists in 17 Arabic-speaking countries produced fewer scientific publications in 2005 than Harvard University alone.

    There is no central church in Islam and thus no official position on scientific controversies such as evolution or cloning. There’s no clear separation between church and state in most Muslim countries, so scientists lack the autonomy that they enjoy in the West. They must frequently contend with the scientific pronouncements of religious leaders.

    Many Muslims are especially bothered by evolution. By and large, Islamic culture is creationist. Many Muslims don’t have a problem with the evolution of plants and animals but human evolution is a different story. According to the Quran, God created Adam out of clay, so the idea that humans descended from apes is simply beyond the pale for the vast majority of Muslims.

    Rana Dajani is a molecular biologist at Hashemite University, Jordan. She is often asked about specific Quranic verses when she teaches a course on evolution, and she points to other verses which she interprets as supporting natural selection. She says the biggest challenge for Arab professors is to get their students to think critically.

    Adnan Oktar is based in Turkey and distributes creationist media under the pen name Harun Yahya around the Muslim world. In 2008, Oktar claimed that the “Masons manage the world through a scientific dictatorship” and called Darwinism “a Satanic plot” that nurtures terrorism around the world, “like the development of mosquitoes in mud or in ponds.”

    Seyyed Hossein Nasr is a native of Iran who teaches Islamic studies at George Washington University. He harks back to the philosophers of Islam’s golden age, but Nasr also dismisses modern evolutionary theory as both bad science and flawed metaphysics.

    Ziauddin Sardar is a London-based social critic who has taken up the banner for “Islamic science”. He says Western science “is inherently destructive, and it does not, and cannot, fulfill the needs of Muslim societies.”

    Many Muslims point to Islam’s golden age as proof that there’s no conflict between Islam and science. What started as a movement to translate the scientific and philosophical texts of ancient Greece and India led to a remarkable flowering of science, philosophy, and theology.

    Nidhal Guessoum, an Algerian-born astrophysicist at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates:
    “Whole fields needed to be invented from scratch, such as algebra and the science of optics. Medicine and astronomy were also greatly pushed forward.”

    Taner Edis, a Turkish-American physicist at Truman State University, Missouri: “It’s a mistake to think of this as analogous to modern science. What Muslims were doing back then was still a medieval, prescientific intellectual enterprise. They never quite made the breakthrough, the Scientific Revolution, that took place in Europe.”

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    MUSLIMS ARE NOT ONLY KILLING ANIMALS THEY TORTURE THE ANIMAL BEFORE KILLING.

    They cut the wind pipe of the animals and let the animal to drain the blood in order to purify themselves.

    it is simply barbaric.

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      Does the Animal Feel Pain in This Method?

      In a study entitled Attempts to Objectify Pain and Consciousness in Conventional (captive bolt pistol stunning) and Ritual (halal, knife) Methods of Slaughtering Sheep and Calves’, carried out by Professor Wilhelm Schulze and his colleague Dr. Hazim at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover University, Germany, several electrodes were surgically implanted at various points of the skull of all animals, touching the surface of the brain. After the animals were allowed to recover for several weeks, some animals were slaughtered in the Islamic manner mentioned previously, by the cutting of the trachea, esophagus, the jugular veins and carotid arteries. Other animals were stunned first before slaughtering. During the experiment, an electroencephalograph (EEG) and an electrocardiogram (ECG) recorded the condition of the brain and the heart of all animals during the course of slaughter and stunning. The following results were recorded:1. The first three seconds from the time of Islamic slaughter as recorded on the EEG did not show any change from the graph before slaughter, thus indicating that the animal did not feel any pain during or immediately after the incision.2. For the following 3 seconds, the EEG recorded a condition of deep sleep – unconsciousness. This is due to the large quantity of blood gushing out from the body.3. After the above-mentioned 6 seconds, the EEG recorded zero level, showing no feeling of pain at all.4. As the brain message (EEG) dropped to zero level, the heart was still pounding and the body convulsing vigorously (a reflex action of the spinal cord) driving a maximum amount of blood from the body thusresulting in hygienic meat for the consumer

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    I think the Wahabi Fathima Kuskushima would obey the religion by killing her son, in the muslim way, in order to be a true muslim instead of killing innocent powerless animals by cutting the wind pipe and letting die by draining the blood.

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      WHY THE HECK ARE ALL OF YOU WORRIED ABOUT WHAT MUSLIMS EAT WEAR AND HOW THEY KILL.?
      JIM SOFTY, PLEASE EXPLAIN AS TO WHAT YOU MEAN BY A WAHABI ?
      IF YOU CANNOT PLEASE DO NOT MAKE COMMENTS.

      YOU BLOODY IDIOT,IF YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND SCIENCE AND THE EXPLANATION GIVEN BY A SCIENTIST,KEEP YOU TRAP SHUT.

      THIS BITCH THAT GOES AS FATHIMA FUKUSHIMA IS NEITHER MUSLIM OR JAPANESE.

      HE OR SHE IS ALSO USING THIS NAME TO DENIGRATE THE THE PROPHETS DAUGHTER. PLEASE STOP THIS GAME.

      THIS “BLOODY BITCH” IS THE PRODUCT OF A “CROSS” BETWEEN A PIG AND BITCH
      AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER. I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF THIS
      FUKUSHIMA IS JIM’S “KEEP”

      READ THE PAPER EVERYDAY IT IS YOU “INFIDELS” WHO
      ARE RAPING MOTHERS KILLING THEM .SONS KILLING FATHERS

      SHENALI HAS A PROBLEM. IT IS ONLY A HAMEED,KAREEM,LATEEF OR AYMAN
      CAN SOLVE. HOW DOES SHE SIT WITH A NADHEEM READING NEWS ON TV.?

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    Animal Sacrifice, Leather Products, Liquor And Casinos

    Mr. Abdul KAREM:

    You did not mention street drug menace in your topic.

    May be because, most of the Drug dealers in Sri Lanka are muslims ?

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    Waduge has not only added fuel to the anti Muslim fires lit by saffron robed thugs, but she has shown her own ignorance and xenophobia, by writing inflammatory articles, that not only goes against the teachings of Lord Buddha, but displays intolerance with total lack of compassion. She is causing more hatred and anger in her very amateurish writings.
    I wonder if DHL GLobal Forwarding (her stated place of work) is aware they have a bigot who works for them, while they try to keep their image of helping people all over the world, including Muslims.

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      Dhaksa:

      You talk like and Idiot and present vague statements. But you don’t give any examples.

      Why ?

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    jim softly

    I think you need to calm down bro.
    every person has a right to practice their own religion and you are so much against the muslims eating meat,and the religion itself, whats your problem? if you dont like that faith dont follow it
    I feel we buddhist are hypocrites i feel ashamed…so many sinhala buddhist eat meat..eventhough the buddha didnt? they are not following their own doctrine but point the finger at the muslims who follow theirs.
    To have peace we should not find fault with each others religion..
    muslims are people of very strong faith they believe in Allah their creator, not a mere person but an ultimate power,and that makes sense

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      I’ m not a Buddhist and I have created a new religion by myself. I would like to invite you to follow it.

      Core part of my religion is abusing and insulting religions which have cults like animal sacrificing and promoting child marriages.

      Are u OK with me ?

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      Sarath:

      Just watch what is happening around you and then judge me whether I am wrong and I should calm down.

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    Why do animal right activists in Sri Lankan not protest against Animal Sacrificing ?
    No point to explaining Muslims. All Humans who love animal should speak against Animal Sacrificing. But as I think Sri Lankan Animal right activists haven’t been paid for this.

    And Sri Lankan Buddhists too. Even they preach buddhism whenever they see a BBS protest they never come forward to vigil against those people.

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      You are the typical frog in the well type. God out and see what animal slaughter has done to countries involved in the meat industry. From where you get animal hide for shoes, belts, drum skin, tennis racket guts, buttons from animal horns, and a whole range of by products that come from slaughtered animals. The posh car seats installed in all the new cars are from leather or animal hide. It is a multi trillion Dollar industry worldwide. Of course those factories will never ever come to SL as you only eat meat, but let someone else do the killing. What kind of hypocrisy is that? If you can count the money inflow through set-up of such an industry, even the existing cattle will become sparse as everything will get sold to feed the industry. It is even happening even right now under your very nose. Who is selling their cattle on their plot to Muslims traders for slaughter? It is the Buddhists of course. They need the money to survive, religion for them can come in for them, at a distant second. So you clean up your house first, before speaking ill of others.

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        Every country which has Million dollar industry like as u said have organizations like this.

        http://www.peta.org/index_landing.asp

        Day by day all nations walk towards Buddhists and life style

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    Problem is not Cattle slaughtering, Halal or Muslims. Problem is Islam and it’s doctrine.

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      THE PROBLEM IS THE GROWTH OF ISLAM.

      IT IS GOD’S RELIGION AND HE SAYS HE WILL PROTECT IT.

      IF BUDDHISM IS TO THRIVE, JUST MIND YOUR BUSINESS AND CLEAN UP YOUR OWN
      HOUSE.

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        Another [Edited out] says that.

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        But Most of the Muslims practice Buddhism even they don’t know it. Day by day real Islamic beliefs are over thrown by Buddhism for example there are Muslims who don’t like animal sacrificing.

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          Baloney. a figment of your imagination. Do you know anything about animal sacrifices or animal slaughter taking place in month of Zul-Hadj all over the world at more-or-less same day, different times, specially in Macca, Saudi Arabia? You will not be able to bear it and go bonkers. So pls don’t tell us about Muslims who don’t like animal slaughter. They are not Muslims if they don’t practice Islam as it is supposed to be practiced.

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          BASIC BUDDHISM; HERE WE GO-

          The Five Precepts:

          1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
          I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
          2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
          I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
          3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
          I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
          4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
          I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.
          5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
          I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.

          RESPONSE

          1.Religion
          DEATHSENTENCES- 2011
          Buddhist 78
          Hindu- 14
          Islam- 4
          Catholic- 8
          Others- 3

          RESPONSE-

          THIS COVERS ROBBERY BRIBERY ETC., NO STATISTICS
          1. WHO ROBBED TSUNAMI FUNDS. BRIBERY CORRUPTION -THOSE IN POWER
          MAJORITY BUDDHISTS.

          3. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT- MALAKA, DUMINDA AND OTHERS MOSTLY SINHALA BUDDHISTS- VIHARADHIPAYTHI OF U.K. AND OF SACRED MIHINTALE

          4.INCORRECT SPEECH -NOT WORTH COMMENTING- BBS, JHU AND POLITICIANS
          85% SINHALA BUDDHISTS.
          5.INTOXICATING DRINKS AND DRUGS-READ FOR YOURSELF

          Tobacco and liquor taxes propel Sri Lanka’s economy
          Published : 4:50 am July 19, 2013 | 901 views | No comments so far | Print This Post | E-mail to friend

          By Ashwin Hemmathagama

          SAVE SINHALA BUDDHISM AND YOURSELVES.

          THE GOD OF ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS WILL SAVE THE BELIEVERS.

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      IOllai,

      Read and listen to this. You can get an idea about religion and myths.

      This is best described by Nobel Physics Prize Winner Weinberg:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg

      His views on religion were expressed in a speech from 1999 in Washington, D.C.:

      “‘Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”[14]

      Religions hijack Morality that is inherent morality.

      Religious dogma and forced morality.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

      Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson –

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        You have just read it. Research about the background for him to told that.

        It’s basically against Islam, Christianity & Religion of Jews.

        I feel shame on you what you have said previously about Buddhism. you are not impartial.

        I know being a extremist buddhist is not good. But what those hardline buddhist groups still say better things than Quran and bible.

        But good part thing is those savages part of the bible are not practiced by Christians but Most of the Muslims follow their barbaric Quran verses.

        As Muslim said Buddhism teach man live as a women. So being buddhist fundamentalist is OK. it’s not harm to anybody.

        But being Muslim fundamentalist is not good because Islam teach Man to live like a Selfish animal

        For Example:

        Muslims doctors said we should eat other animals. it’s like we should not be human.

        Muslims say it’s OK to get women as war booty.
        This is so tribal.

        According to Muslims scholars according to sharia law non Muslims in countries which has sharia ruling system should pay tax which is not for Muslims.
        That is segregation.

        First you must be impartial stop telling lies. You insult whole atheist community.

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        WHY THE HECK ARE ALL OF YOU WORRIED ABOUT WHAT MUSLIMS EAT WEAR AND HOW THEY KILL.?
        JIM SOFTY, PLEASE EXPLAIN AS TO WHAT YOU MEAN BY A WAHABI ?
        IF YOU CANNOT PLEASE DO NOT MAKE COMMENTS.

        YOU BLOODY IDIOT,IF YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND SCIENCE AND THE EXPLANATION GIVEN BY A SCIENTIST,KEEP YOU TRAP SHUT.

        THIS BITCH THAT GOES AS FATHIMA FUKUSHIMA IS NEITHER MUSLIM OR JAPANESE.

        HE OR SHE IS ALSO USING THIS NAME TO DENIGRATE THE THE PROPHETS DAUGHTER. PLEASE STOP THIS GAME.

        THIS “BLOODY BITCH” IS THE PRODUCT OF A “CROSS” BETWEEN A PIG AND BITCH
        AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER. I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF THIS
        FUKUSHIMA IS JIM’S “KEEP”

        READ THE PAPER EVERYDAY IT IS YOU “INFIDELS” WHO
        ARE RAPING MOTHERS KILLING THEM .SONS KILLING FATHERS

        SHENALI HAS A PROBLEM. IT IS ONLY A HAMEED,KAREEM,LATEEF OR AYMAN
        CAN SOLVE. HOW DOES SHE SIT WITH A NADHEEM READING NEWS ON TV.?

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        THOSE WHO WISH TO CAN FOLLOW A RELIGION , THE REST LIKE YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT AND BEAR THE CONSEQUENCES.

        IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO, DO NOT DO IT HERE BY MAKING SILLY AND IRRELEVANT COMMENTS.

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      And now you jumped to the Islamic doctrine. What is so bothering you, that 1.6 billion Muslims have come to profess and love. What is wrong is in you yourself, not on others. You have become brainwashed and now brain dead, to even know how to make an effort to read and understand what is true Islam, and to be Muslim. Paganism and idol worship is so deeply entrenched in your mind and soul, that you cannot think anything out of the box to understand an all powerful Almighty God, who has no shape or form. Lord Buddha’s stature vary from one to one, no two are alike. Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Sri Lanka all vary. Where as we Muslims have no image of our God, and that is universally the same. God is inour hearts, and through His teachings in the Quran understand Him, How power, His might, His love for His creations, His promise of Heaven to all who believe in Zhim.

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        Corrrection, Typo, last sentence…
        His promise of Heaven to all those who believe in Him.

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    let us be clear here in the first place there is no such thing as a GOD . that is a pure figment of your imagination . every other story is secondary.

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      TALKING OF MULLAH KILLING A COW??????????

      HOW ABOUT BUDDHISTS KILLING HUMANS.

      1.HUSBAND KILLING WIFE

      2.FATHER KILLING CHILD FOR FAILING GR.5 EXAM

      THERE IS A WHOLE LIST.

      ANIMALS WERE CREATED FOR VARIOUS REASONS.
      IF ANIMALS ARE NOT KILLED THEY WILL PROLIFERATE AND THERE WILL BE NO ROOM FOR HUMANS. ALREADY WE SEE THE ELEPHANT-HUMAN WAR HERE AT OUR DOORSTEP.

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      KATARAGAMA DAIYYO,PATTINI DAIYYO,VISHNU DAIYYO.

      YOU HAVE MULTIPLE GODS. THATS YOUR PROBLEM

      SO HOW CAN YOU SAY NO GOD.

      ELSEWHERE I HAVE GIVEN PROOF THAT THE BUDDHA BELIEVED IN A SUPREME BEING.

      CALL HIM WHAT YOU MAY.

      SCIENCE TOO HAS ACCEPTED.

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    IOSalli –
    “God never protect you. When North & East Muslim got attacked by LTTE you were protected by Sinhalese buddhist soldiers who were strengthened by Sinhalese Buddhist Gods like Vishnu and other”

    Is Vishnu a Sihala Budhist God or Sinhala Hindu God. Buddhism is Godless philosophy. Preaches selflessness.

    Levi

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      Unlike Islam did to pagan in Middle east Buddhism did not do anything to Pre Buddhist Gods in Sri Lanka. Buddhism was peacefully assimilated to Sinhalese culture.

      Hinduism is religion which was created by integrating several gods into one system.

      This is the reason for some gods of Hinduism are rival of other gods in same religion.

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      THEY WERE FIGHTING TO SAVE THEMSELVES.THEY HAD NO LOVE FOR MUSLIMS
      IF MUSLIMS JOINED THE LTTE AND FOUGHT. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN
      EELAM NOW.

      NOT THAT MUSLIMS ARE TRAITORS. WE STOOD BY THE COUNTRY.
      AND NOW YOU ARE TRYING TO PLAY GAMES WITH MUSLIMS.
      PLEASE DO NOT WASTE TIME.
      HOW MANY MUSDLIM INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WERE KILLED BY LTTE.

      YOUR BUDDHIST PRIEST GAVE SHELTER TO LTTE LORRY THAT CAME TO COLOMBO
      PASSING THROUGH CHECK POINTS MANNED BY SINHALA BUDDHIST SOLDIERS TO
      BOMB THE CENTRAL BANK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      YOUR MORATUWA PRIEST WAS KILLED BY A BUDDHIST POLITICIAN.

      YOUR SINHALA ONLY LEADER “SWRD” WAS KILLED BY A TALDUWE SOMARAMA
      AIDED AND ABETTED BY MAPITIGAMA BUDDHARAKKITA, HIGH PRIEST OF
      YOUR VENERATED KELANIYA TEMPLE THRICE VISITED BY THE BUDDHA.

      WHO KILLED YOUR PRIESTS AT ARANTHALAWA– PILLAIYAN.

      NOW HE IS IN HE EMBRACE OF THE RAJAPAKSES.

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    Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

    The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “A slave (of Allah) may
    utter a word which pleases Allah without giving it much importance, and
    because of that Allah will raise him to degrees (of reward); a slave (of
    Allah) may utter a word (carelessly) which displeases Allah without
    thinking of its gravity and because of that he will be thrown into the
    Hell-Fire.”

    Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 485

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    Seems the Devil in Human Form, psychotic JimSofty aka Leela aka Nalliah aka Lorenz aka Javi aka ella aka IOSalli keep wallowing in their own feces. These rantings have no effect. It is quite evident that this insane rhetoric is a result of severe mental illness directed towards self destruction.

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      ela – Time for medication

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    Let this forum move away from personality clashes! What is needed is an intellectual exercise and discuss reality!
    Just a couple of comments. Lord Buddha died from dysentery after eating pork? Meat? It is not hidden in religious facts.
    It is important to know that Putin wrapped the bodies of dead muslim Chechen rebels in pig’s hide to prevent them from going to heaven!!

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      Why Jim Softy, you suddenly changed name to s buddhist? You are now imagining things up to slander Muslims using a new name. What is the source of this information on Putin.

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      THANKS A LOT FOR THE ADVICE. SO YOU ADMIT THE BUDDHA ATE MEAT.
      SLAUGHTERED OR NOT

      AS TO WHAT PUTIN DID. ITS NOT A FACT.

      IN ANY CASE IT DOES NOT MATTER, THE MUSLIM WILL GO TO HEAVEN BY HIS BELIEFS AND GOOD DEEDS. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF HE WAS BARBEQUED AND DROPPED INTO THE OCEAN.

      SO PUTIN IS A BAD GUY ACCORDING TO BUDDHISTS SINCE HE WOULD HAVE TO SLAUGHTER PIGS TO GET THEIR HIDE. STOP BULLSHITTING!!!!

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    If that is true, then probably Putin did not recognize the difference between a physical state and a spiritual state. What is important is God’s acceptance as from a martyr, not peoples perceptions.

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    Hameed Abdul Karim, your challenge to Shanali Waduge’s article that was published in the Daily News was very well challenged except for a small mistake, which you nor 100% of the readers did not know; who Ajahn Brahmavansaya is! HE IS A PERVERT. One has to read his book to “Opening the Door To your Heart” ISBN: 13:978-955-24-0285-2. I will explain this in detail later.
    Now to the paragraph heading “I disagree with Shanali Wadughe”. Yes, you are right: Muslims are also part of the indigenous culture. Both Shanali and Hameed should know that original harbor at HAMBANTOTTA was built by HAMBAYAS (To day called Muslims.) Humberside in England was also built by HUMBAYAS. They taught Dutch to build harbors. They were also called SARSENS.
    Now to tell you why I got so upset after reading, “Buddha and Beef Eating”. You quote Ajahn Bramavanse. from a news letter originating from Western Australia. He states that Buddha and his disciples eat Beef. Bramavanse never studied Gothama (his family name) Buddha’s preaching’s, he created a cult in Australia to get money and be rich. What Gotham Buddha said as I was taught, is; what ever one puts in to the black bowl can be eaten because it was for the givers consumption that he shared with the disciples or Buddha. So it could be Beef, Fish or PORK. Buddha’s last meal was PORK and he died food poisoning. It was called SUKARA MUDAWAYA. This is clearly explained in a small book by Late Dr. KOTAGAM VACHEESERA, titled BUDU DHAHMA. In simple terms why Jews and Muslims don’t eat Pork is because in a very hot climate the meat gets contaminated even after cooking. Now let me tell you. about Bramavanse. I did some research about 15 years ago just to find out who is he and where did he get funds to write books and news letters. His father was Irish mother was Thai His book states that he studied at Cambridge University. After completing his degree! He does not state whether he completed a BA (Cantb) or MA (canteb) Then he states that he taught for one year. He states that he was born in London in 1951 but does not tell what part of London. What I found out was he taught at a school in East London, called Shoreditch, and was asked to leave because he molested a 10 year old girl in his class. After some time both his mother and father got fed-up and sent him to Thailand. He joined a Buddhist temple there and was kicked out because he did things the head priest did not want any one to do. Then he went to Vietnam and joined a Buddhist temple their, but he met an Australian who invited him to start a Buddhist temple near Perth. I will now prove that Baramavamse is a pervate. He writes in his book on Page 28 Chapter Heading ” Romance” One day a man came to his temple and told him the he moved here to find work and his fiancé stayed back at home because he could not support her for some time. Bramavansay’s reply was tell this man’s finance to SHIT TO A BOTTLE and send it to him and he should eat it when ever he feels lonely. This is clearly written in Pages 28 and 29. Hameed you are a Sinhala Muslim Sri Lankan so am I a Sinhala Buddhist (Not a Practicing Buddhist)living in USA. Only difference is the Religion. Bramavansaya thinks average Sinhala is stupid. That is why the back cover of his book states “TO BE SOLD IN SRI LANKA ONLY. At that time Australia wanted disinformation spared to stop the military advance. Following I do not HAVE ANY PROOF. Once a month BRAMHAVANSE has a KHALI POOJA gets a young girl from a nearby place and drugs her and make a dog have sex with her for the entertainment of his congregation.

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    The budhdhists & the muslims ( not forgetting the tamils, christians) have lived in harmony for 100s of years. As a person originating from a small town village in Sri Lanka I had the blessing of co-living with multi ethnic groups of people. We used to celebrate the Eid spreading the joy involving the budhdhists,Tamils,Christians and whenever there was a another religious occasion we muslims were active participants of the procession. We used to exchange gifts, food and used to give great respect to the pillars of each others faith. We knew the budhdhist do not eat meat in general the food we exchanged was free of any meat, and similarly when they used to send us food, there was no pork or alchohol involved in it. We used to exchange food that was made of pure brotherly love- the muslims used to toil in the market doing business, while the sinhalese were busy ploughing the field producing rice to all communities. There was constant collaboration amongst all of us as a single social group.
    There is dire need for a communal harmony and peace to be brought back. It was never lost, the path was clouded by People such as Ms.Shenali Waduge and the people who claim that they do justice by raising false concerns in writing articles, going around beating the communal drum. All of us should get together as a single Sri Lankan nation and do away with these types of people (be it Muslim, Budhdhist or anybody)I sincerely pray to almighty allah to bless this nation with peace loving people who will help each other in dire times such as these. God Bless our country.

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    THE BUDDHA BELIEVED IN A SUPREME BEING

    “And the Blessed One, this connection, on that occasion, breathed forth this solemn utterance: “There is, O monks, a state where there is neither earth, nor water, nor heat, nor air; neither infinity of space nor infinity of consciousness, nor nothingness, nor perception nor non-perception; neither this world nor that world, neither sun nor moon. It is the uncreate. That O monks, I term neither coming nor going nor standing; neither death nor birth. It is without stability, without change; it is the eternal which never originates and never passes away. There is the end of sorrow.

    “It is hard to realize the essential, the truth is not easily perceived; desire is mastered by him who knows, and to him who sees aright all things are naught. There is, O monks, an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed. Were there not, O monks, this unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed, there would be no escape from the world of the born, originated, created, formed. Since, O monks, there is an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated and unformed, therefore is there an escape from the born, originated, created, formed.”

    IS THIS NOT A REFERENCE TO GOD ?????????????
    IF NOT WHAT DOES IT MEAN.????????

    HERE IS VERSE 112 OF THE QURAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Say: He is Allah, the One and Only!
    Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
    He begetteth not nor is He begotten.
    And there is none like unto Him.

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