A statement from the Dalai Lama described his actions as "innocent and playful," but the video clip is troubling to watch
For all those Christians who come by here and think we only bash on them, here is exhibit A demonstrating otherwise.
Religion (not just Christianity) is a scourge in the planet.
OT- So, after their big "win" against bodily autonomy and family planning, everyone seems to be wondering what the GQP thinks should be done about unwanted pregnancies...
Baby drop-off boxes. Their answer is 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘥𝘳𝘰𝘱-𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘣𝘰𝘹𝘦𝘴.
When the Dalai Lama pulls a stupid stunt like this, you KNOW that it's time that ALL RELIGIONS (and not just the Abrahamic ones) are due for far more serious scrutiny than they've gotten to date. One tends to ask, "What was he thinking?"
And then realize that he WASN'T.
Perhaps a rule of thumb, don't do anything with kids you wouldn't want to watch someone else do with your kids or spouse. Unless you're a pedo or a cuck (the kink, not the stupid insult) in which case find a new rule of thumb. Seriously though, Mr Lama, learn about the internet. It's watching.
𝘑𝘶𝘶𝘶𝘶𝘴𝘵 in case anybody had any misconceptions about any of the other major world religions being less creepy than the Middle-Eastern trifecta.
It's possible that one of the worst evils religion spreads all too well is the way it numbs people to the atrocities it commits.
I'd really like to know what circumstances the Dalai Lama thinks tongue sucking would be appropriate in, but it really worries me that he might actually have an answer to that.
I don't mind admitting that clip had me momentarily flashing back to my own horrible experience with clerics. There is nothing, NOTHING known to humanity more disgusting than a "holy man" who diddles children.
IMO this signals that Tenzin Gyatso has tipped over from "older leader" to "crazy old man." It happens. We all have that relative. The one who used to be smart and competent and now just says/does embarrasing things.
He probably did a lot of good as a spokesperson for Tibetan independence, and resisting Chinese government attempts to control Buddhism. But it may be time to retire from public life, dude. Behavior like this means your public representation is now 'more harm than good' rather than more good than harm.
I'm a great one for teasing, but when you obviously make someone uncomfortable, especially a child, you fucking apologize, then, not months later.
God, I hate religion.
Teasing? Maybe it's a cultural thing. Is "suck my tongue" like "pull my finger"?
Seriously though. A while back the Lama made an appearance at the local university. I couldn't believe the fuss made over him.
Authority + adoration + mystique of unimpeachability + access to the vulnerable = ABUSE
Organized religion provides all of that in abundance.
EVERY organized religion.
The man is either a complete innocent, or has managed to hide his perversities from the general public for years. What an absolutely strange request. Even if you know someone really, really well. 😁
Anybody know what the new Substack option "Restack" is? I'm kind of scared to click on it to find out.
The dirty act of oral sex comes to mind...