Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Something New: Tibetan Bhuddist Retributive Ethics

Another detail of the queer Bin Laden Saga: Would you believe the Dalai Lama to morally justify Bin Laden's execution in terms of Bhuddist philosophy? Well, obviously there are masses of journalists who do so, especially Christian fanatics in the US. The rumour was initially launched by the LA Times

Dalai Lama suggests Osama bin Laden's death was justified

and succeedingly spread by copy&paste journalism throughout the world. Though the text itself does not imply any connection of the Dalai Lama to any kind of Christian retributive ethics, the headline alone is devastating.
A rather more plausible view of the story is offered by the Asia Times: Osama and the real Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama meets Mao, Bejing 1954


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