Originally posted by Gawdzilla
reply to post by Electricneo
"Atheists do not understand or know how to work with their minds.
They destroy themselves in poisonous anger and lack clarity about
the human mind"
Atheists are the ones who are doing the thinking in this situation. Religion requires people to stop thinking and blindly accept the dogma of
"faith". You know that, this is why you try to deflect and reflect, a very weak tactic if you haven't noticed. Religion is a drug and if you think
it gives clarity of mind you need an intervention.
You make the naive assertion you know all religions, when clearly you don't.
You are like the narrow-minded person who goes to a John Tesh concert
and because he sucked you say all music is bad.
Not only do you not know religions such as Buddhism, you don't know the nature
of the mind. You are clueless as to the received conditioned concepts you spout
without ever having the intelligent curiosity to study the major religions of the
Einstein-voted the greatest thinker of the 21st century-said about Buddhism that,
"Buddhism is the religion of the 21st century".
Einstein was a greater thinker than any atheist -especially the ones who lack the curiosity
to go into depth on the subject and explore it honestly and openly.
Buddha dealt directly with the mind and was against blind faith.
Buddha urged everyone to test his words "as if you are testing gold."
Scientists on the front lines of research have shown that meditation improves clarity.
There's plenty of research on this for the open-minded It's a fact.
(*By the way, last week, MIT named a building after the Dalai Lama).
It's the narrow-minded, who lack the open-minded intelligence to explore who need
an intervention. Narrow-mindedness and a lack of curiosity is one of the worst diseases
of the mind. It causes ossification of concepts to solidify resulting in lower levels of thought
-a major cause of modern day depression. Whereas open-minded curiosity results in joy.
Buddha has taught this and that hatred and fear results in depression. I've tested this like
gold and from my experience Buddha is 100 per cent correct. Therefore I maintain an
open-minded curiosity about the great wonders of the world-including the spiritual.
And I leave hate, fear, bigotry and jealousy to those with heads full of solid concrete
who have turned off their curiosity and seek cheap consolations in lousy pun names.