For those of you with strong stomachs.
My district leader still sends me links to our UK SGI e-bulletin every fortnight. I clicked on it and wish I hadn't. But maybe you might enjoy trying to find if there is anything about Nichiren Buddhism in the bulletin. Here's the link.
It seems to be all about 'Sensei' (surprise) including this wonderful quote "“Youth of Europe: Towards 2030, let’s show indisputable victories as disciples of President Ikeda. Do you agree?” (enthusiastic applause)."
By the way, one of the leading articles is about Ick-eda getting yet another honorary doctorate. The University of Buckingham is the only university in the UK that does not receive state funding from the government. I should imagine in these credit crunch days that all donations are being very gratefully received at this particular University. But glancing through the article on page 4 of the bulletin it looks worse than that.
It looks like Ikeda is getting a foothold in English academia. I don't like this at all. It all looks like a a very cosy arrangement. Ick-eda has given the vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University "the Award of Highest Honour of Soka University" (so they swapped bogus academic honours) and the article goes on to say:
"After this there was a formal signing of a memorandum of understanding of the dual degree that will start next year when five students from Soka University will undertake four years of study – two at each institution – which will culminate with them gaining a degree from each institution."
I note that two of the members from the delegation of Buckingham University are Mrs Anne Matsuoka and Mr Kazuo Tobisawa. Hmmmmm.
I doubt that they would get away with this sort of thing in the State Funded University system that all other UK universities are a part of. But this will legitimise Ick-eda even more - well done SGI PR department.
It is all very Icky and Gakky.
I'm wondering if it is worth writing to Prof. Kealy (vice Chancellor of Buckingham University) to ask him if he has researched the true nature of SGI? But maybe he's an Ikedabot too.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/2011 01:22AM by simplify.