2008.09.29 19:00 - A Relaxing Evening

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    Adelene was the guardian that evening, standing in for Threedee. She sent me, Pema, the following chatlog, which I put up on the wiki. The title is my choice.

    Adelene Dawner: oh, Hi Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: evening, a relaxing evening, I see
    Adelene Dawner grins.
    Adelene Dawner: I'm actually putting together my Livejournal on the other screen - I may start using it again.
    stevenaia Michinaga: is it a blog?
    Adelene Dawner: yup
    stevenaia Michinaga: would love to read it
    stevenaia Michinaga: is there a link?
    stevenaia Michinaga: that way we can both concentrate on you...grin
    Adelene Dawner: There's only one entry right now, but it's at http://angelshelper81.livejournal.com
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks, I have a questions with your assumption, since I know only a bit about eastern thought, but I thought suffering was a comonant of Buddism, as opposed the good vs evil theme of your discussion
    Adelene Dawner: Yes - the two traditions assign different levels of importance to those things. Buddhism seems to take the tone of "yes, we're all good, let's move on to more useful things."
    Adelene Dawner: (Which I very much agree with. ^.^)
    stevenaia Michinaga: if laws created are for the purpose of limitied evil, then I supposed you are correct regarding the jewish religion as well
    stevenaia Michinaga: bit I agree with you on the inherent good possessd but us all
    Adelene Dawner: Ooo, I hadn't thought of that angle... and it makes *so* much sense.
    stevenaia Michinaga: well to day is my day to think about it...smile
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Adelene Dawner: Eastern traditions have a lot of faith in our ability to figure right and wrong out for ourselves - as is propper, in my mind - which leads *away* from having set, dogmatic rules. Abrahamic religion leads in the opposite direction.
    Adelene Dawner: No wonder I like the eastern traditions so much. :D
    stevenaia Michinaga: Seems the west requires subserviance to another power, god or the law in order to live "properly", not sure if the porblem is the laws or the people...
    Adelene Dawner: Seems to me like a result of answering the good/evil question incorrectly. If people are fundamentally good, but the world is not perfect... well, there are more things in the world than just 'people', and maybe we just don't *understand* what perfection is. But if people are fundamentally evil, and the world isn't absolutely horrible, there has to be some 'big good thing' balancing out all the evil, hm?
    stevenaia Michinaga: On a side note......how do you type so much in one little window so clearly, I ahve major editing issues when I can;t see all the text....smile
    Adelene Dawner: I stretch it out longways so I can see as much as possible, and I move back and forth if I still run over and need to check something.
    stevenaia Michinaga: right, I should have figured that one out
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
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