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cybertron1998
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8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain
Epsilon: There are so many stories where some brave hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice, the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero... never gets to see that ending. They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end, they just have to have faith.
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8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.
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8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think
Epsilon: There are so many stories where some brave hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice, the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero... never gets to see that ending. They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end, they just have to have faith.
matt.mcguire88
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8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?
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8/4/2013 2:31:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

I say check out Vedanta. If Buddhism were Christianity, Vedanta would be Kaballah. Budda was, by all accounts, a Vedantist (though he didn't accept Vedas as necessarily true).
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8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.
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8/4/2013 2:39:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 2:31:04 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

I say check out Vedanta. If Buddhism were Christianity, Vedanta would be Kaballah. Budda was, by all accounts, a Vedantist (though he didn't accept Vedas as necessarily true).

What's Kaballah?
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cybertron1998
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8/4/2013 2:43:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 2:39:31 PM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:31:04 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

I say check out Vedanta. If Buddhism were Christianity, Vedanta would be Kaballah. Budda was, by all accounts, a Vedantist (though he didn't accept Vedas as necessarily true).

What's Kaballah?

its a branch of buddhism
Epsilon: There are so many stories where some brave hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice, the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero... never gets to see that ending. They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end, they just have to have faith.
matt.mcguire88
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8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.
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8/4/2013 6:19:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.

So your answer would be that you think the connection between the self and God is that they are non-different?
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8/4/2013 6:20:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 2:43:21 PM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:39:31 PM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:31:04 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

I say check out Vedanta. If Buddhism were Christianity, Vedanta would be Kaballah. Budda was, by all accounts, a Vedantist (though he didn't accept Vedas as necessarily true).

What's Kaballah?

its a branch of buddhism

Methinks you too my analogy too far.

I was simply pointing out the historical and mystical roots of Vedanta are a core basis of Buddhism just like Judaism has the same core as Christianity.
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8/4/2013 6:21:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 6:19:36 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.

So your answer would be that you think the connection between the self and God is that they are non-different?

No.
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8/4/2013 6:22:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 6:21:41 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:19:36 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.

So your answer would be that you think the connection between the self and God is that they are non-different?

No.

Then I was right.
matt.mcguire88
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8/4/2013 6:26:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 6:22:26 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:21:41 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:19:36 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.

So your answer would be that you think the connection between the self and God is that they are non-different?

No.

Then I was right.

No, if the poster does not understand anything I wrote then I will be happy to explain, you don't make any sense.
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8/4/2013 7:18:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 6:26:38 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:22:26 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:21:41 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:19:36 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.

So your answer would be that you think the connection between the self and God is that they are non-different?

No.

Then I was right.

No, if the poster does not understand anything I wrote then I will be happy to explain, you don't make any sense.

"Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected."
matt.mcguire88
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8/4/2013 7:27:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/4/2013 7:18:33 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:26:38 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:22:26 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:21:41 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 6:19:36 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 5:47:08 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 2:32:23 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:49:41 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:47:35 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:43:47 AM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 8/4/2013 10:17:05 AM, cybertron1998 wrote:
So i am slowly converting myself from christianity to buddhism. I just want to ask people: does anybody have a problem with that or buddhism itself. If so please explain

My main objection would be the concept of God. I think it is vague and open to interpretation. There are a lot of similar spiritual aspects within Buddhism and Christianity which is why I think in some cases it appeals to them but I think it's concept of God is lacking and weak thereby disrupting the connection between God and man. IMO.

The connection between god and man is far stronger than what you think

And how would you know how strong I think the connection is lol?

Cause if you haven't studied Buddhism or the like, I'd be shocked if you could think up his answer (I sure as hell couldn't have imagined it).

Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected.

Don't "expect" anything because that's not what I would say at all. I have studied it and I don't know what "think up his answer" is supposed to mean, I answered his question plain and clear.

So your answer would be that you think the connection between the self and God is that they are non-different?

No.

Then I was right.

No, if the poster does not understand anything I wrote then I will be happy to explain, you don't make any sense.

"Granted, $100 says you'll say it is complete and utter bullsh!t, but that's to be expected."

"You don't make any sense". And again I never said that.