Buddhism Just Like All Religions












The people of Burma(Myanmar) have lived for decades under the rule of a military dictatorship which imprisoned thousands, and killed even more. One would assume when this tyranny ended the people of Burma would remember the horror they endured and make certain it did not return. It was only a few years ago the world saw pictures of Buddhist priests being beaten and tortured. So, what is happening today? Those same Buddhist religious figures are now leading mobs to attack and murder Muslims. Each day another story of torching Muslim homes and schools. Each day another story of Buddhist priests leading these mobs on rampages through towns which result in the death of hundreds of men, women and children.

The image of a monk leading a mob is horrifying. The image of a priest chanting hate is horrifying. The imgage of a monk organizing the burning of a school is horrifying. Who are these “men of God?”