This is a reprint from something that was written on another forum. I though it appropriate as we seem to have a wave of true fundamentalism on FWP right now. Most people think of fundamentalism in terms of religion, specifically Christianity or Muslim, but fundamentalism is a human function.
It’s curious to me that people like this could claim divine punishment in a largely Christian nation. I think the Born-agains and Evangelicals would disagree with this, and perhaps another post currently showing on FWP.
Once a fundie, always a fundie. Once a cultie ALWAYS a cultie. Many of those who once drank the koolaid forever lament it and will never be free.
It’s just an energy taking thing to continue, I really have no
concept of what you people seem to be ‘debating’ about.
What “Scholarly” community did you refer to? What I found amusing is
that Ikeda ranted for so long about his “Historic” meeting with the
now deceased Arnold Tornybee,[and now deceased Carl Sagan, and new
deceased.....etc. Everyone who ever met him is 'now deceased'.] -
that the biographer hardly gives Ikeda a paragraph of a 900 plus page
authentic biography – which is a completely different concept to
former NSA believers who simply gobbled up Ikedaisms through book
sales and memorized them until nothing else would fit into their
heads. My practice of over 25 years has helped me to see the forest
for the trees. After the 1992 split, America has had nothing but
hardships, we owe nothing to those people of the SGI. We can thank
them for Katrina, flooding all throughout the mid-west, Missouri
Flooding, Tennesse Tornadoes, including the unprecidented flooding in
England, where virtually everyone gave up their practice to follow
that person, and so forth. Everywhere where there are temple members
as well as correct Gohonzon, is relative calm, normal weather while
elsewhere is a mess. The inability for Ikeda to accept “Guidance”
from the High Priest, while they so quickly dispensed same to
thousands of people daily without regard to personal circumstances
tells me, and others, that he felt he was above listening to anyone
else but himself. One of the first great splits in Nichiren Shoshu
was when the Five Senior Priests left Minobu to do their own thing.
They established their own school and wore purple robes, whereas,
Nikko decided to stay and carry out the Daishonin’s written will.
It’s really a question of choice to follow one creed over another.
For decades fanatics defended Ikeda’s every word and movement;
running around wearing little two-way radios – taking care
of ‘traffic control’ calling him Sensai and bowing and scraping at
the mere mention of his words. Members were encouraged to ‘memorize’
President Ikeda’s words and quote him, we watched as male and female
members of NSA stumbled over his concepts using pidgin to talk to one
another until finally, after all of that crap and almost having to
sing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – a completely Christian performance -
it was time to say so long. In the 10 years that I practiced with
NSA I had gone on nearly every major Convention, but was never
allowed to go on a Tozan as all seats were reserved for the so-
called “Leaders”. When the leaders of the 21st Century in NSA
stumbled and fell; I was able to attend all temple activities and
interesting was finally able to attend Tozan on several occassions.
If you want to sit at your stupid computer and call Taisekiji names,
while at the same time calling yourself a scholar then I’m sorry, you
will have to find a different audience for your outpourings.