AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 9:05:00 AM ----- BODY: Some things are odd, and among them, are what religions dictate to their followers. Have you noticed that the sins against which a religion advises its followers, usually are the biggest problems in that society? Zoroastrianism is the biggest enemy of Lies, yet one of its greatest adherents, Darius the Great, based his whole rule on a big lie! Islam advises against excess in societies that are most wasteful. Christians keep on mentioning "turn the other cheek" metaphore, and they suffer from the worst acts of retaliation and revenge, and "Thou Shalt not Kill" was sent by the god of the Jews.

I wonder, is this the characteristic of these monotheistic (or almost monotheistic) religions or is it universal? Does Buddhism advise against a habit that the Chinese or Thais really suffer from?

-------- AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 6:52:00 PM ----- BODY: My Persian blog is acting unusually. It has been transfered to the new blogger system, but it does not ublish anything, or even show unicode. So, if anyone here reads that, please be aware. --------