[Noisebridge-discuss] [drama] update on the shrine!

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Tue Jul 19 23:14:28 PDT 2011


So my understanding is that the Rinpoche has not only not been turning
up at Noisebridge, but he also resigned from the Free School the next
day in protest for them not supporting him in his righteous cause.

He called my number earlier today. When I picked up, he said "Who is
this?" and when I told him, he sighed and hung up.

I'm taking this as a koan of some kind.

d.


On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Davidfine <d at vidfine.com> wrote:
> In a strange way I've missed tagging things [Drama]. Thanks for the
> thread, folks. Now kick these people to the curb already, they're taking
> advantage. For an open and accepting community to thrive it has to have
> some internalized means to exclude things that are at odds with the
> community's smooth functioning. Noisebridge is a diverse entity, but
> there are some things which it is not. And this rainbow visions
> mumbo-jumbo is one of those things we are not. So says I.
> --D
>
> On 7/18/11 6:12 PM, Michael C. Toren wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:16:59PM +0000, Jason Dusek wrote:
>>>> The main issue, for many people, was that the shrine was being
>>>> used in a religious context.
>>> That this is an issue is a concern of mine. If it was, so what?
>>> A space that can accept so many other things can not accept the
>>> exercize of the Buddhist religion? I don't see on what basis we
>>> can do that. Personal dislike of religion?
>> Hi Jason,
>>
>> There are a few ways I can try to articulate why so many people find it
>> so offensive, and have such a violent negative reaction to it, but I think
>> the mailing list probably isn't the best medium for that conversation.  I
>> can see why you would ask, though, and I'd be happy to talk to you about
>> it a little bit the next time we see each other in person.
>>
>> But, all of those reasons aside: Given that it *is* such a loaded issue,
>> that so many people *do* have a strong negative reaction to it, and that
>> there are so many other places to conduct such activities, it seems to me
>> that at the very least, doing so at Noisebridge is rather rude.
>>
>> -mct
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