I really don't understand why people bother to read this collection of drivel and poll results that might be called a 'Journal' in some circles. Quite fine for me, as I hardly ever post anything of any merit here and I'm probably wasting bandwidth that could be used for more noble and important things... Wait, this is on the Internet... 95.9% of it is Porn, Homepages with tags and no content, and pointless blogs like this one (although a number of them are written in AOLese)... So, I am in good company destroying this potentially useful communications medium with pointlessness...
So, sit back and I'll bore you here with various tales, poll results, and musings from NationState's Friendly Neighbourhood Kumiho...
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"Man's greatest achievements, his technology, has at least proven good entertainment for red foxes." ~J. David Henry, Red Fox: The Catlike Canine
"Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, honors both ascetics and the householders of all religions, and he honors them with gifts and honors of various kinds. But Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, does not value gifts and honors as much as he values this -- that there should be growth in the essentials of all religions. Growth in essentials can be done in different ways, but all of them have as their root restraint in speech, that is, not praising one's own religion, or condemning the religion of others without good cause. And if there is cause for criticism, it should be done in a mild way. But it is better to honor other religions for this reason. By so doing, one's own religion benefits, and so do other religions, while doing otherwise harms one's own religion and the religions of others. Whoever praises his own religion, due to excessive devotion, and condemns others with the thought 'Let me glorify my own religion,' only harms his own religion. Therefore contact (between religions) is good. One should listen to and respect the doctrines professed by others. Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, desires that all should be well-learned in the good doctrines of other religions." ~From a Rock Edict of King Ashoka
"Birth is not a beginning and death is not an end, there is an existence without limit, there is continuity without a starting point, as mere life is not a victory, mere death is not a defeat..."
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