Not sure what you mean Sianabelle.....more extreme than what ?
As far as i can tell, there isn`t an `Official`OBC "Forum" website . The official OBC website
isn`t a Forum so, I guess you`re differentiating between OBC Connect and Bright Moon ?
Bright Moon seems to be aimed at Practitioners within the OBC and being broadly in agreement
with their teachings and hierarchy . I never post there as i`m not a practitioner within the gamut
of the OBC and find it limiting. I also don`t post because as I don`t feel a need to air my personal
disagreements with the methodology and teachings there. I respect the sincere expressions of
training there and the folks that share that commitment. So, I feel that I would be an unnecessary
source of friction , now and then.......despite wanting to join in with some of the discussions.
I also find it just a touch `churchy`. It feels like a point made strongly or forcefully would be seen
as breaking a precept and causing `dis-harmony` within the Sangha.
As you`re no doubt aware, OBC Connect is not like that at all and doesn`t exist for the benefit of
the OBC per se. So yes, ALL sorts of viewpoints can be and are aired .....which I respect and I
respect the honest views expressed here too ! I certainly don`t agree with them all but I don`t
feel as if i`ve committed a `sin` if I express a disagreement.
It`s kind of saying similar things but choosing to say them in church...or the pub ? I prefer the
pub myself as the church attitude can get a bit uptight. Plus....anything goes away from church !
So, what`s your definition of "more extreme" ? Got any dirt to dish ? Ha ha.... I didn`t really
mean that last bit, of course. ;-)