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Prejudice and Discrimination

P.-Judging others before you know them without evidence. Bias for, or against, people/things without reason
D.-Treating people differently-racism, sexism, religion, class, etc. Actions -unjust­result from P.

Origins: Parents, Ignorance, Media, Experience, Scapegoating (PIMES)

Buddhist Concepts/Responses:

Justice, value of Individual, Tolerance and Harmony (JITH)
The 5 Precepts: Not…

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Animal Rights

Animals used for transport, work, `sniffers', experimentation, zoos, resources, faming, sport etc.-not natural/is cruel
Sentient = can feel pain. Both animals and humans are sentient
Speciesism-humans more valuable -Reason, Technology, Beliefs, Empathy, Language, Morals (MELTR)
RSPCA and PETA -Animal Rights are basic entitlements that animals should have eg…

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Religion and Planet Earth

Origins of Life=Nature/God/Inconceivable-Anatta (no soul-no "things"), Anicca (Impermanence), Interdependence
B.-Understanding the Origins of Universe is useless-parable of poison arrow (who, how and why)-not important

Awe and wonder are used to describe the special feeling people can have when experiencing Natural phenomena:
The beauty of a landscape…

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World Problems:
Climate Change-The climate is changing and the world is getting hotter (global warming)
natural cycles of change in the Earth's temperature with its path through space
Distance From the sun, it /sun's activity can have trends and changes that affect the global temperature
Most scientists-activity of humans…

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Is war morally right, legal, secular-WW2, Vietnam, Iraq-Nuclear Warfare/War on Terror?
Bible and Violence
Deuteronomy-`God will deliver them over to you'...'you will destroy them' ­ Israelites and the promised
Joel-`Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack'
Mark-`driving out those who were…


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