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  • I think it's harsh to say it's better,

    But because I fall more towards buddhist beliefs rather than Christian beliefs, I would say it's better. Mostly because it proved a clear and mind calming view to our world. You don't worship someone who apparently lives in the sky and has your whole life planned out and blahblahblah. Buddhism focuses on YOU. Which is awesome and how it should be! I'm not for knocking someone else's beliefs, because how you care to get through life and what makes you happy is your personal business. It's great to believe in something. In my opinion though, Buddhism brings about a more eye opening sense of the world for people. It's more peaceful and well based.

  • Coming from an atheist.

    I don't see Buddhists going around bombing abortion clinics. I don't see Buddhists saying that the world is 6 thousand years old. If everyone were Buddhists the world would be a WHOLE better place. Buddhism teaching how to eliminate suffering from someone's life. When it is a collective effort to eliminate everyone' s suffering, everyone is happier. If everyone is Christians I cannot see the world being any better than it is now.

  • Buddhism does not force you to believe in anything, unlike Christianity.

    Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it ; Do not believe in traditions, because they been handed down for many generations ; Do not believe in anything, because it is spoken and rumoured by many ; Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books ; But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

  • Buddhism does not force you to believe in anything, unlike Christianity.

    Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it ; Do not believe in traditions, because they been handed down for many generations ; Do not believe in anything, because it is spoken and rumoured by many ; Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books ; But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

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  • Buddhism respects everything and everyone

    Buddhism does not force anyone to do anything. At the end of the day it is what you do which will affect yourselves naturally but not by anything or anyone else.
    If God really created people and can end our lives, why didn't he vanish those evil people in the world by one blow? Why did he leave some of the worse people alive until they killed others (including kind people)?

  • Buddhism respects everything and everyone

    Buddhism does not force anyone to do anything. At the end of the day it is what you do which will affect yourselves naturally but not by anything or anyone else.
    If God really created people and can end our lives, why didn't he vanish those evil people in the world by one blow? Why did he leave some of the worse people alive until they killed others (including kind people)?

  • Buddhism respects everything and everyone

    Buddhism does not force anyone to do anything. At the end of the day it is what you do which will affect yourselves naturally but not by anything or anyone else.
    If God really created people and can end our lives, why didn't he vanish those evil people in the world by one blow? Why did he leave some of the worse people alive until they killed others (including kind people)?

  • Believe nothing unless it agrees with reason and common sense.

    Christians believe in made up fantasy. Buddhist believe in reality. Buddhism is not faith based, christianity, islam, and judaism are. Buddha is not god, Buddhist and it's teaching in no way teach a belief in god or gods. If you have sense and can think for yourself Buddhism is the way.

  • What is truth?

    Buddhists have no standard of truth. They believe in what they see. But how can they be certain that what they see is real, and is true? What if the very standard of truth they are using (experience, reasoning) is flawed? Also, for a Buddhist, it doesn't matter if terrorists are bombing buildings, and if genocide occurs. In the end, they will just join Nirvana, who apparently doesn't care about what the world does. In fact, Nirvana can't even care whether or not Buddhists reach Nirvana, since Nirvana is not personal. In the end, it's either slave away to reach this "nirvana" (who by the way doesn't care about you at all) or fade into non-existence.

  • Speaking for an entire population, no, it isn't.

    No religion is better or worse than another religion, generally speaking.
    Why?
    Because religion is not a reasonable speech. It is based on faith and faith cannot be proven, it can only be blindly believed.
    However, Buddhism can be better for an individual in particular than for another individual.

    Religions should be up to the individuals, as they aren't reasonable speeches. Something that isn't universal, that isn't right for every single person on this planet cannot be forced upon, simply because for me it might be better, but for Jane Doe, it utterly sucks.

  • One is not any better than the other

    Buddhism is not a religion as so many claim but rather a philosophy guiding one's decisions in life. Christianity, on the other hand, is a religion in which we follow the God who created our earth, bestowed us free will, gave his life for us, and has revealed himself in a very tangible manner again and again. Where Buddhism and Christianity can be compared is how they have impacted the world. Sure there are extremists in Christianity as there are in any religion, but Christianity's teachings have influenced goodness all over the world including hundreds of aid groups which are helping places in need. Meanwhile, Buddhism is concerned with a very much personal journey which has resulted in peace and harmony in Buddhist cultures, but we don't have this outreach to other people in need. Christianity puts emphasis on the community while Buddhism is more concerned with the individual (which is Ok, but in terms of how it affects the world, Christianity has a more positive impact). If you don't believe me on this, try and think of one Buddhist Outreach group to impoverished places and nations.....You Can't because most Buddhists are to busy meditating and tending to their personal journeys. Although it seemed as if I attacked Buddhism here, I want to end by saying that Buddhism and Christianity don't teach superiority over any other philosophy or belief system. They both aim to do good, albeit on different levels (community vs. Individual), and this is all that really matters. I'm a Christian, but I certainly respect Buddhists and their great philosophy (it's what we Christians are called to do).

  • God Loves You

    Would you spend your time worshiping a piece of wood when you could experience God's love? In no other religion does it say that someone literally dies for you. God loves all of you so much that he died for you. If your friend died for you, you would cry, but somehow if God dies for you, you wouldn't? Look at how messed up you are, and God still loves you

  • No religion is superior to any other.

    I was born a Buddhist and am now a Christian. As someone who is quite educated in both religions, I can say both are quite peaceful and share many core beliefs about what the right way to behave is. I find this a common theme throughout most religions. Of course, there are always extremists, but everyone and everyone's beliefs are equal! Faith is not based on scientific facts. We don't really know for sure what the right way is, but the "best way" is irrelevant as long as you harm nobody.

  • All religions are equal.

    No religion is "better" than the other. All of them are valid ways to achieve spiritual enlightenment, union with God, paradise in the afterlife, eternal bliss, personal fulfillment, or whatever it is you want to achieve. All religions (Buddhism and Christianity included) are equally true paths to attaining a higher plane of reality


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