Buddhism should be abolished.
An example of a Buddhist-influenced terrorist attack:
Also, here is an actual war ignited by Buddhist ideas:
Additionally, Buddhism promotes a life of pessimism and depression that leads to suicide.
Suicide rates in Buddhist countries tend to be higher, though Orthodox countries have high suicide rates as well:
My main statement being that Buddhism should be abolished because it promotes needless violence and pessimism. Later, I'll make a debate explaining why we should also prohibit the practice of Christian Orthodoxy.
I thank my opponent for creating this debate.
C.1 Religion is a right, and it should be regardless of the country
So regardless of what religion it is, it is your right to express it. People have the right to believe in what they want to believe, and no one can effect that. In fact, just because someone shares a religion, yet performs wrong things, the religion or the idea is not really at fault for the person’s actions. It is the person’s. Also, why should others be stripped of their right because someone else does something wrong? My opponent logic follows
-Two people have the same Apple product, and live on the other side of the world
-One of the person does something wrong
-It is completely justified that the other person on the other side of the world is taken away of his/her Apple product.
See how the Apple product is irrelevant? This is wrong logic since the person had nothing to do with the action.
C.2 Buddhism is a very peaceful religion
Buddhism teaches people that the real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We can understand this through our own experience. For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness we may have disappears. This is because anger has destroyed our inner peace.
Some people may believe that Buddhism is rather selfish because it seems to be concentrating only on inner peace. This is not the case, however; Buddha’s main purpose in teaching people how they could achieve inner peace was so that they could then go on to share that experience with others. Buddhism teaches that this is the most effective way in which it is possible for them to benefit others. (1)
How in the world does Buddhism promote pessimism and and depression? This is the exact opposite of what the Buddha taught!
R.1My opponent’s claims are coming from sources, that many do not even mention Buddhism! He/She brings up claims that is in fact, are completely irrelevant to Buddhism!
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