Video: Pat Robertson advocates destroying Buddha statues

Originally posted by The Worst Horse.

 You can destroy them, but it won’t change a thing.
Watch this video published yesterday by http://youtu.be/suqPKlYAe-Y
I have two reactions to this. My first is, Who in hell does Pat Robertson think he is? The second is, Who in hell does Pat Robertson think Buddhists are? He seems to think we’re the enemy. Well, we’re not the enemy, Pat. Buddhists are concerned with eliminating suffering, and deepening and harnessing our compassion. For ourselves, and for others. Including you. Or at least we’re trying. And those statues of ours? All they are to us, really, are reminders of that. Those statues help us to think about and re-engage with our motivation to eliminate suffering, and to deepen and harness our compassion.
You can destroy them, but it won’t change a thing.
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