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Bro, this is illegal.
In this sub-reddit, you only can joke about Buddhism.
Be careful. You'll trigger the woke crowd.
Earlier in this sub, I also joked about cultists who claimed to be Buddhists.
Redditors in this sub has so much hate on Buddhism and Sinhala culture.
There are many harmful acts done by church and they do not talk anything about it. They only see faults of buddhists
Specially users like u/Creepy_Branch_5532 post atleast on post per week blaming buddhism and when it comes to other religions they act like nothing happens
What do you mean? u/Creepy_Branch_5532 has given me a wholesome award for this post.
But tell me, does Buddhism advocate political canvassing, faux nationalism and business? Or using its values as a pretext to impose on people's rkghts?
As in [this instance](https://www.reddit.com/r/srilanka/comments/u1uaq6/cry_havoc_and_let_slip_the_dogs_of_war_the/)?
It is wrong to use any religion in politics. Monks associated with political parties is one of the biggest harm to the religion.
The problem with you is, you only see issues with Buddhists and not in other religions. That makes you **hypocrite** or a person with based mindset to attack another religion to indirectly promote yours.
For the last presidential election, even cardinal hinted his support for Gotabaya and I know few churches in Wattala, Ja-ela and Negombo who promoted gotabaya.
There were news about people dying in seeking miracle medicines from these prophets. But fake atheist only don't see these things and try to justify these actions in the name of religious freedom.
In my experience, most of the "atheist" in Sri Lanka are just haters of Buddhism and faithful followers of some other relgions
>It is wrong to use any religion in politics. Monks associated with political parties is one of the biggest harm to the religion.
(01) Then your accusations (of insults to Buddhism and culture) are groundless.
(02) Five posts won't tell you much.
(03) Sticks and stones
So is every other religion
Love how dead the comment section on this one is!!
'Born again' 🙄
Do they have two birth certificates? 😅
Yo can someone provide the context for this please?
Oh god that was painful. Thanks mate.
For those saying Buddhism is constantly bashed in this sub:
First of all, I do not agree with this Born again shit, its a megachurch and just a business using religion. It's quite similar to Umandawa with Siri Samantha Badra thero. Most likely Sanga's wife just joined it recently when the money was thinning out, and is lying. She probably did pray to god, any religious person will, but I doubt she was a Born again member back then.
Now, in the US, the majority religion is Christianity. Most political discussion on religion is naturally regarding Christianity, so christianity is bashed the most.
If you take Sri Lanka, the same applies here. There are way more ex-buddhists, and way more buddhists, so OF COURSE buddhism and sinhalese culture gets criticized more often, its just statistically correct. In addition to that, the state religion is Buddhism, and most things in SL are tied to buddhism( which is not right, religion and state should be separate ).
Another thing is that, context matters. Punching up vs Punching down is a thing, and thats why there is a seeming "double standard", when that is not the case, because the scales aren't balanced. Buddhism is the majority, and you are more likely to be affected by something like the terrorism bill if you are non-buddhist.
All these comments saying "oH yOu cAn onLy jOKe abOuT bUddhIsm" guys who are also using "woke" as an insult, you guys are forgetting the fact that I mentioned earlier (more buddhists) as well as the fact that you actually CAN joke about or criticize other religions here, it is happening in this very post. I even did it at the start of this post. I'll criticize the negative influence colonial Christianity has had on this nation any day, I'll make fun of Born again sure.
So again, most people are Buddhists, or ex-buddhists which is why there's way more discourse on Buddhist issues, and also because Sinhalese culture affects this country the most, which is natural as it is the majority. In any TV channel in the morning, they play pirith, not any other religion's prayers. The flag has two stripes for Tamil and Moors, the rest is mostly related to sinhalese or buddhism, and whether thats fitting or not isn't the issue, I'm just saying, this is a sinhala buddhist dominated nation. Also, if any of you would like to point out any criticisim about other religions, please do post them just like the people who are posting about budhism, share your views.
Btw, u/RedditttName, this sub has discussed the Cardinal being a big reason for gota's election win a long time ago, maybe you're just late to the party. In addition, MMDA has been criticized many a time. You also stated that most athiests are buddhism "haters". This is what I've been explaining, because most athiests in here are ex buddhists so of course they'll have most issues with the religion they know the most about. This is just logic and statistics, not some crazy agenda.
To end it off, I would like to remind you all that r/srilanka and Sri Lankan twitter circles are such a miniscule minority in Sri Lanka's online presence. If you'd like to see the reality, talk to your boomer uncles and aunties, or even better, log onto facebook. You'll see how much casual racism is there, as well as so many admirers of Buddhism who keep praising our 2500 year old culture, and there's millions on facebook, just thousands on reddit and twitter.
Reddit is well-known to be a platform that has attracted many far left-leaning youth and adults (who are so fond of their anonymity) That's why more than 80% of subs in this platform have similar content just as you've mentioned.
While it's true that many posts here condemn some forms of Christianity since the majority of user base here are claimed to be atheists, the moment you criticize another religion like Islam in a subreddit like r/politics, you'll get downvoted to hell. But at the same time there are subreddits for ex-Muslims, where every post is a somewhat criticism of religion as a whole. In the case of r/srilanka , it's about criticizing Buddhism.
Though many of these liberals claim themselves to be "open-minded" they're just as narrow-minded as some old fellows who believe in dumb past traditions. I've seen people getting literally banned from subs because they didn't use proper sexual pronouns, posted something that goes against their agenda (Look at r/WhitePeopleTwitter) etc. Reddit is certainly not a place where you can discuss ideas and opinions that disagree with the opinion which majority hold.
>Though many of these liberals claim themselves to be "open-minded" they're just as narrow-minded as some old fellows who believe in dumb past traditions.
Ye olde classic r/ENLIGHTENEDCENTRISM. You know the reality is that most redditors fall into this group of people.
>I've seen people getting literally banned from subs because they didn't use proper sexual pronouns, posted something that goes against their agenda
Pronouns aren't a joke, as many people might try to make it out to be. And it is highly likely that in the subs you mentioned the person who got banned was either a repeat offender, or didn't heed the rules of the sub. Pronouns aren't an agenda, its a form of respect to someone of a sexual minority. It is really tough for a trans person when they are misgendered. Maybe it'll take decades for most people to realize the seriousness of it, but most people don't understand it because they can't imagine themselves in those shoes. I understand that, but atleast follow rules of a sub, as they say "When in rome".
How is enforcing the use of correct pronouns "narrow-minded"? By your logic, calling someone a slur is the exact same as banning that slur. What a joke. You might want to look into that sub I mentioned, full of logic holes exactly like the one you made.
You seem to assume that I'm a cave dwelling backward thinking person. But all I'm saying is people shouldn't be too obsessed with anything literally. For this sub it's Buddhism or religion in general. For example, i remember one guy posted a meme video of bugs bunny waking up irritated to the sound of temple, and all of a sudden people were positing the same thing again and again, which said something like "Nearby temple is blasting awful gatha...." This unnecessary obsession is what I'm trying to address.
Another issue among many Sri Lankans and this sub is the inability to respect others' political preferences. At a time when Aragalaya was at its peak momentum, there were loads of similar posts roasting Rajapaksa supporters. So once I just said something like " If all of you are so fond of liberty, freedom and inclusivity in countries like US, why can't you respect the political opinions which you disagree with ? (Without any surprise 20+ downvotes within 24 hours) And then someone replied " It's their fault that we're in this mess" But we both can agree that many westerners unlike Sri Lankans don't always point finger at each other and wait for a miracle, but work towards their own betterment and be independent of government as much as possible.
I understand the importance of pronouns and how hard is it to come out as trans/gay even in western culture. But once again, being offended is a choice. If you don't really care, well why would you care how someone addressed you as long as it didn't harm you or your loved ones in any manner. This open mindedness is what I'm saying as lacking in Reddit.
>But we both can agree that many westerners unlike Sri Lankans don't always point finger at each other and wait for a miracle
lmfao. I won't even comment on this. You're right that the west is often more proactive, but they point fingers even more than we do.
Also please stop always saying "west" for everything, cos there's many nations that aren't in the west that are also progressive in this regard.
>being offended is a choice
not everyone has the mental fortitude to do that, sometimes the best they can do is try to stay away from these things. You can say the "tran\*y" slur in majority of subredits, the subs that ban it are the minority, because there has to be SOME safe space for them don't you think?
And note that for trans people it is an uphill battle, they are trying to convince people that their mere existence is valid, so enforcing these rules seems fair to me.
No one has problem with anyones beliefs . Anyone can say majority is buddhist so this happens but thats not the real problem in here people who defend this kind incidents joke about things some buddhist (cant say buddhist) monks do. If people joke about both there is no problem but if someone is targeting only one specific community thats a problem.for example recent diyasen incident posts pop up after 2 ,3 hours .for this incident this is the first meme after 1 or 2 days after the incident
people do joke about both...can't you see the post you are commenting under?
But I see people who hate Buddhism, you have no right to ridicule innocent religious people. They don't cause this mess. Your so called culture built by Christians. Not from Buddhist philosophy. You can't understand that. 😁
"innocent religious people" ? The innocent religious people are a minority that's almost as impossible to find as a house with no dead relatives in Kisa Gotami's story. You go around and see majority of buddhists are breaking the precepts, and a sizable portion of sinhala buddhists genuinely believe that breaking the 5th precept doesn't bring about bad karma. They aren't religious because they aren't following their own religion properly even, because if they did follow Buddha's teachings they would not do all these stupid things.
Majority of Sinhalese voted for the Rajapakses (the same ones they voted out in 2015, knowing all the corruption and other crimes they committed), because they promised to be strict towards muslims. I live in a sinhala buddhist household, I've seen facebook, and what my relatives say. I've seen the whatsapp forwards. So yes, they DID "cause this mess".
You say that the so called culture is built by Christmas(you mean christianity?), and while yes I get it (Roman Catholic values have been engraved in our culture post colonialism, which is the reason for a lot of the homophobia and negative outlook on sex), you should realize that racism is not something that Buddha or Christian's preached, its just part of sinhalese people.
Why these born again people sooo much dumb..![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|facepalm)
to each their own
Sad to see woman fade their husbands shine.
Even Sanga can be beaten 😵
We Srilankans are so dumb that we don't seek solution for the actual issues but barking at each others for lame issues.
What is this in reference to? Can someone link me to the story?
OP is making fun of a megachurch preacher called Jerome Fernando who goes around telling people that Jesus is the reason behind Sri Lanka's success in cricket.
Oh my 🤦🏻♂️
As much as I don't want to say this, y'all have issues.
Stop targeting and making memes bout religions it's offensive
It's just a joke bro chill
Why is it offensive?
Cause it is offensive
That is not an explanation
Lol. Never go around some serious memes subreddits. You'll be offended tenfolds
I don't mind being offended, but most of the mainstream meme subs will give you a brain aneurysm after seeing their low iq hate posts.
No, it's funny. If people are offended by these harmless memes, then it's even funnier!