Re: [pfaf] Why pesticides?
- On Mon, 29 May 2006 11:13:28 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:
>Buddhism doesn't teach that there 'should be' suffering. It
>But there is suffering that must be overcome for some reason. Why should there have to be
merely recognizes that it exists, and teaches the way to
If you don't recognize that suffering exists even among
non-agricultural peoples, we will have to agree to differ on
Non-agricultural peoples are not exempt from the laws of
physics or of biology: when one of them falls off a cliff
he breaks his legs, just as you and I would. He suffers
just as you and I would. Non-agricultural people die and
their children sometimes die too, and they experience grief
for their loved ones, just as you and I do.
Not all suffering is agriculture-related. I don't
personally accept agriculture as the cause of most human
suffering, but you may do so of course, if you wish.
It's a useless discussion, really, because the sad fact is
that there are billions of humans on the earth and there is
no other way to feed this many humans.
If you advocate a return to a hunter-gatherer way of life,
you must also advocate the die-off of billions of humans. I,
for one, am not willing to encourage that in any way.
Not only is this off-topic, it's silly and useless (in my
opinion) so you may have the last word; I have nothing else
to say on the subject.
Gardening in northern Pennsylvania.
Eat local food, change the world for the better!