Started by worldslaziestbusker, June 01, 2013, 04:17:27 AM
Quote from: "mykcob4"I find it funny that Hindi's actually claim Buddha as their own. He was a prince but that is where it ends. His awakening was a manifestation of his own thoughts and isn't part of any religion. Just because people started adopting him and then teaching their own religion and politics doesn't make the Buddha part of them in any way.
Quote from: "St Giordano Bruno"Here we go round the bhodi tree,The bhodi tree,The bhodi tree.Here we go round the bhodi treeSo early in the morning.
Quote from: "Aupmanyav"I find no difference between hinduism and buddhism. Making one into a God is our way of honoring a person, sort of a Nobel Prize.
Quote from: "Hydra009"I suppose the intent is good, but it can be a dangerous thing when one forgets the man and remembers only the god.
Quote from: "Solitary"What Buddha taught originally was nothing like what the various schools taught even in his own time. It has been corrupted by the Judeo-Christian-Islamic-religions. There were no prayers, rituals, God or gods, absolute dogma in his original teachings, and he never believed what he taught was of divine intervention or that he was a god, even though the Hindu religion claims he is. It was, and is, a good philosophy to live by, nothing more. Bill
QuoteIf the Question of God or the Nature of God is unknowable, then why do I believe in God ? Well, for me, God is not something I believe in, God is a Supreme Being that my Consciousness is aware of. Of course, what I think I am aware of is not Scientific Proof. So, as a Rationalist, I am willing to place this 'Awareness' down as a Belief and put it down in the category of Faith.
Quote from: "Shiranu"I did offer a light rebuttal on the other thread he copypasta-d, but I have the feeling he is already on to the next forum :P.