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Meganrihanne1992x
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MitchellDeYoung
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Buddhism is a symbolic peacful way of life

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/19/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Meganrihanne1992x

Pro

Buddhism is a reflection of peace harmony love forgiveness.. (:
way of life
but why is it not reconised more?
im all for buddhism ..its less confusing and judgemental

SHOULD buddhism be reflected and shown more in society?

I will let my oponent have the first hold.... good luck XD
MitchellDeYoung

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I believe that the mainstreaming of anything such as a religion is a bad option. Yes it is a peaceful way to live, but when everyone is doing it, the value of being a buddhist decreases as it starts to become more of a trend then a way of life. The path to enlightenment needs to be sought out by the individual, when it starts becoming a fad the meaning of the entire religion is lost. On top of that look at other religions such as Scientology that have hit the media, nothing but bad publicity has come from that. In order to keep Buddhism as symbolic as it currently is, we cannot allow it to become a media trend. People need to discover the path to enlightenment on their own, the media would only distort the reality of this.
Debate Round No. 1
Meganrihanne1992x

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MitchellDeYoung

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Debate Round No. 2
Meganrihanne1992x

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MitchellDeYoung

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
Er no. Consciousness does not create reality. Feel free to keep wishing for things though. :P
Posted by MitchellDeYoung 7 years ago
MitchellDeYoung
What happens when we all reach enlightenment, and we just sit for infinity never moving? The world could create an alternative reality based in the collective thoughts of the people.
Posted by rangersfootballclub 7 years ago
rangersfootballclub
we cant vote for her if she doesnt have an opponent lol .

but yes it is a nice way of life , they are nice people etc.

soem could argue though , is it to nice and to peacful ? what happens if our whole country adodted a view of a buhdiest , how would they deal with problems ? and what happens if some other countrys start takign advantage of our soft nature ?
Posted by Meganrihanne1992x 7 years ago
Meganrihanne1992x
thankyou :) x
Posted by JonathanSmits 7 years ago
JonathanSmits
Zippo votes for silly reasons,
me being a buddhist myself, vote for you :]
Posted by zippo 7 years ago
zippo
but, still intimidating so i will let someone else take this debate.
Posted by zippo 7 years ago
zippo
i vote for you cuz your hot :)
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Reasons for voting decision: The Pro forfeited, yes the Con should have still presented his next rounds, but it is initially on the Pro. I thought both arguments were weak. There were no sources used.
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Reasons for voting decision: Best everything to Pro. To Pro: It IS recognised. The religion with the least followers is the best one. It's not the least because it's bad, but because some of the other religions steal the population.
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