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Old 02-26-2007, 05:45 PM   #61
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You should reread then my friend. Buddhism is all about mindlessness. :icon_bigg
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:46 PM   #62
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That was a play on words. You would have to understand a little bit about the Buddha to get it.
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Portions of truth can be found in many religious texts. It is when you get a group of mindless creatures together and start interpreting these texts that we end up with a bunch of non sense.
So as to limit any ambiguity, I was referring to the truth...:icon_bigg
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:52 PM   #65
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Your a-subtle allusions to my alledged inability to conduct such a discussion due to my supposed inability to question my faith are hilarious :laughing6 . I just said not two posts ago that it is not wrong to question and I used to question all the time but due to certain events and other signicant happenings in my life allow me to exclude the possibility of chance being contributing factor. Creationism vs. Evolution is not religion versus religion but rather perspective and faith versus another perspective and incidently faith...I do not fear having the discussion but as I said before, I am uneasy downplaying someone else's faith in the name of comparing & contrasting. It is a simple matter of mutual respect, I don't personally see Buddism, given what I do know about it as a viable candidate for worship.
I wasn't saying that you aren't able to question your faith, just not willing.

"due to certain events and other signicant happenings in my life allow me to exclude the possibility of chance being contributing factor."?
-What events, and what do you mean by "chance"?

How is evolution faith based?

Buddhists don't worship anyone. Buddha was not a , he emphasized this.
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You should reread then my friend. Buddhism is all about mindlessness. :icon_bigg
I understand what you mean, like see life for what it is, don't attach concepts to it, but part of the Noble Eightfold path is
"Right Mindfulness/Awareness - Mental ability to see things for what they are with clear consciousness (samyak-smṛti, sammā-sati)"
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That was a play on words. You would have to understand a little bit about the Buddha to get it.
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I wasn't saying that you aren't able to question your faith, just not willing.
Who ever said I wasn't willing? Present me with substantial enough evidence to the contrary and I'll question, until then, no I see no reason to question momentarily.

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"due to certain events and other signicant happenings in my life allow me to exclude the possibility of chance being contributing factor."?
-What events, and what do you mean by "chance"?
We could have a very long discussion about those things that have solidified my faith but I'd either prefer to do such a thing on the phone or in person, I'm not one to make my personal life public...:eh:

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How is evolution faith based?
Look into it or take an anthropology class from a great teacher, an unbiased one by the way, and you'll see what I mean...
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Who ever said I wasn't willing? Present me with substantial enough evidence to the contrary and I'll question, until then, no I see no reason to question momentarily.
It's not so much evidence as principles. Can't you tell if the Bible's and Christianity are good by how it's adherents live? By what roles it has played in History? What does the Bible say? What do other religions say? How are they different, how are they the same? Which things benefit who how? These sorts of questions we could discuss, couldn't we.

For instance, I might say Buddhism emphasizes understanding.
You can say what you think the the bible emphasizes, and show some passages, or whatever.
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We could have a very long discussion about those things that have solidified my faith but I'd either prefer to do such a thing on the phone or in person, I'm not one to make my personal life public...:eh:
I can understand that, maybe one day.


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Look into it or take an anthropology class from a great teacher, an unbiased one by the way, and you'll see what I mean...
I don't know if I'll take the class since I've already taken Psychology, but it seems like an interesting subject and i'll probably read up on it one day.
I guess I just wish you could've explained it to me because I really don't see how evolution's faith based. It's an open scientific theory. Open to be tested by anyone who sees fit, encouraged to be disproven by it's very existence, and yet the great majority of scientists still believe in it.
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I have that as my desktop and a poster of it on my wall too. It's my favorite picture, probably the most powerful image that i've seen. Big RATM fan too.
That was his car in the background. It's still on display somewhere.
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All religions are good in their own ways but man himself has been tainted by the devil. Greed/wealth and power to control society has changed the real teaching of goodness. For instance, if you don't believe in Jesus then you are going to . Isn't this man made to grow popularity and power hungry priest? Buddhism is not a religion but it is a belief. Alice, you are in the wrong place to ask questions about Buddhism. You are blind in Bhuddism and you are asking other blinds for direction. You need to speak to someone that has studied and know of this religion/belief and that place is called Temple. Study at home is not the same thing. It is like teaching yourself to ride better and faster at the track by reading Twist of the wrist versus going to a race school.
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All religions are good in their own ways but man himself has been tainted by the devil. Greed/wealth and power to control society has changed the real teaching of goodness. For instance, if you don't believe in Jesus then you are going to . Isn't this man made to grow popularity and power hungry priest? Buddhism is not a religion but it is a belief. Alice, you are in the wrong place to ask questions about Buddhism. You are blind in Bhuddism and you are asking other blinds for direction. You need to speak to someone that has studied and know of this religion/belief and that place is called Temple. Study at home is not the same thing. It is like teaching yourself to ride better and faster at the track by reading Twist of the wrist versus going to a race school.
I don't think a religion's good if it emphasizes a life after the one we have now and hence takes the meaning out of this life. Maybe they have good text with good meaning, but if the overall effect is to dismiss this life for the promise of another, that seems like a waste of life to me.

I know I'm not in the ideal place for this discussion, but you're making it sound like I'm trying to attain enlightenment on here when I'm only trying to learn more about Buddhism and Christianity.

I'm not expecting anyone here to show me any sort of 'direction' in regards to Buddhism, only exchanging information/thoughts. If you think that by exchanging ideas/thoughts that I'm asking people to explain Buddhism to me, then I disagree. Like I've said, I'm only scratching the surface, so yes I'm "blind" to most of Buddhism, but I don't think I'm ready to go to a temple and would much rather learn about the different aspects of Buddhism from home. Maybe you think I need 1 on 1 in the temple to understand Buddhism Completely, and maybe you're right, but like I said I'm only trying to learn about it in a general sense right now, but I completely see where you're coming from and agree that it would probably be a lot better/easier to speak to those more educated in these matters.

I've found some forums better suited for these types of conversations and since I can see there's not much interest on here, I'll try to make less of these conversations on here.
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on Larry King last night they featured the supposed discovery of Jesus of Nazareths tomb...just let that marinate for a good minute.

full documentary on discovery channel March 4th (dont know the time)
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