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Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post The Dalai Lama's Impartial Love
"Thanks, Robert. You know, your comment about realizing that these principles are not "impractical" reminds me of an interview that Larry King did with the Dalai Lama (available on YouTube). At one point, Larry King asks the Dalai Lama about ISIS. Th…"
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Greg Mackie posted a blog post
I’ve been thinking a lot about Robert’s last post on “Impartial Love.” In it, Robert spelled out the challenging implications of Jesus’ teaching about the inadequacy of only loving those who love you (Q 6:32, 34):
“It doesn’t take much thought to se…
Mar 15
Greg Mackie commented on Robert Perry's blog post Impartial Love
"I've been continuing to think about this. Robert, I kind of figured you would agree about the "certain people occupy key positions" thing. I think that's really true. But it's a challenging thing for me, because in my experience it's easy for a "thi…"
Mar 7
Greg Mackie commented on Robert Perry's blog post Impartial Love
"This is very powerful, Robert. I'm going to remember that "flyover state" thing for a long time. It's such a powerful way to convey our attitude of overlooking certain people.

I hope I'm not bringing this up as a sneaky way of wriggling out of the…"
Mar 5
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Mi Amigo Jorge
"Thanks, Robert! Gosh, I'm beginning to think that we ought to get that shirt mass-produced.:-)"
Feb 27
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Golden Rule Activism
"Thanks, Ken. I really like your story. I think your encounter with the security guard really does illustrate an important principle of Golden Rule activism: You oppose oppressive *actions* without dehumanizing the *person* who carries out those oppr…"
Feb 20
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Mi Amigo Jorge
"Thank you, David!"
Feb 20
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Mi Amigo Jorge
"Thanks so much, Ken! I suspect we probably all bridge that dichotomy more than we realize. I think it's good to become more conscious of it and try to bridge it in a conscious way. Regarding the shirt: Yeah, who knows, maybe it could become the next…"
Feb 19
Greg Mackie posted a blog post
I loved Robert’s post last week on dissolving the subject-object dichotomy. It got me to thinking about how we can move from subject-object (I-it) relations to subject-subject (I-Thou) relations with other people. One thing that occurred to me is th…
Feb 15
Greg Mackie commented on Robert Perry's blog post The Golden Rule: Dissolving the subject-object dichotomy
"Thanks for this, Robert. It's so easy to see other people as objects. One interesting thing I've observed in my time here in Mexico is how a language barrier can lead to a kind of emotional objectification. When I first got here, I knew very little…"
Feb 11
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Golden Rule Activism
"Thanks, Robert. And good on Nicola! I was actually thinking the same thing: If I were living in Sedona, I definitely would have been at the Phoenix airport."
Feb 6
Greg Mackie commented on Robert Perry's blog post The Golden Rule Revisited
"Loved that video. Hey, we don't know—maybe she got the job! :-)"
Feb 6
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Golden Rule Activism
"Hi Alexandra,

Thanks for your response. I think you have really expressed the essence of it: We need to get the mindset right to the best of our ability, and then act on that basis, using all of the tools I mentioned and more to discern the best co…"
Feb 4
Greg Mackie commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Golden Rule Activism
"Dear Samantha,

Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it, even though we clearly view the situation regarding Muslims quite differently.

I personally do not believe that banning all people from an entire country (not simply "checking the claims…"
Feb 3
Greg Mackie posted a blog post
I was deeply moved last week by Robert’s blog on “The Golden Rule Revisited.” In it, he says that the Golden Rule is the reversal of our conventional way of being in which I am an end in myself and other people are merely means to serving me as end.…
Feb 1
Greg Mackie commented on Robert Perry's blog post The Golden Rule Revisited
"Thank you for this, Robert. I'm particularly struck by your last two paragraphs. As you know, Patricia and I (especially Patricia) are involved in the hot-button topic of immigration. It's an intensely debated topic, especially these days, and on th…"
Jan 25
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