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Subject: Response to your comments

Sacred Poontang
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Date Posted: 22:01:38 11/19/02 Tue
In reply to: chadi 's message, "plus, I would not be against the person..." on 21:29:05 11/19/02 Tue

1) I am against using judgmental terminology like "loser." I believe such terminology is demeaning and psychologically harmful to others, and perpetuates the very type of self-loathing behaviors you object to in your reply. People are not losers; they all have within them the same intrinsic worth and sacredness that is in all life. Your Buddhist studies should teach you that. People engage in dysfunctional behaviors at times, but that does not lessen their inherent worth as living creatures or make them "losers."

2) Rape is not a consensual sexual activity; it would be a crime regardless of whether it was photographed or not. Moreover, rape is not a sexual act; it is a violent act.

3)Demonstrate how it is psychologically harmful for children to be exposed to sexual behavior. There is no evidence to support such a hypothesis. Children who live on farms are exposed to sexual behavior in animals on a regular basis: horses are doing it, pigs and cattle, sheep, etc. Why would it be harmful for them to see humans engaging in sex and not animals?

The negativity surrounding sex in our society is caused by the attitudes of guilt, shame and possessiveness we have toward it; the act itself is positive and affirming, while shame, guilt, and possessiveness are fear-based emotions.

For someone who is as allegedly enlightened as you claim to be, I find it peculiar that your belief systems would be so puritanical.

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You didn't respond to the privacy and public display related part of my commentschadi22:39:38 11/19/02 Tue
Buddhism and puritanismGlenda Yenta22:41:27 11/19/02 Tue

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