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Title: Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?
Post by: Traveler on August 20, 2016, 06:44:30 am
Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?
Title: Re: Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?
Post by: stillpointdancer on August 22, 2016, 01:55:47 am
Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?

I educate myself in revenge for those who kept my ancestors in ignorance. I refuse to keep slaves in revenge for those who enslaved my ancestors. I refuse to be violent in revenge for those who were violent towards my ancestors.....
Title: Re: Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?
Post by: Ron-the-Elder on August 23, 2016, 02:15:23 pm
When I see questions like this one, I think of several situations:

1.  Groups which demand reparations for slavery.

2.  Biblical (Old Testament) holiday celebrations which reflect violent retribution by the Abrahemic God against persecutors of the Jews.

I have never heard of seeking retribution for actions taken against Buddhists.
Title: Re: Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?
Post by: Traveler on August 26, 2016, 09:07:06 am
Thanks, I thought this was a very good answer also.
Title: Re: Does anyone here ever take revenge for something done to an ancestor?
Post by: BlackLooter on September 26, 2016, 09:12:06 pm
 :r4wheel:

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