posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by calihan_12
i just dont see how they took something like the bible that couldve been a great tool for the world and turned it into something hideous.
Which is why I do not follow the church. I am a christian, but boy do I hate the church..lol.. They have turned the bible into something that it is
not and they really do brainwash people.
And to add more info to this cool thread:
Jesus, is mentioned in a few works of people. Buddist documents talked about him and a few others such as Lucian who lived shortly after Jesus, does
mention him directly (Lucian, The Death of Peregrine, 11-13 in The Works of Lucian of Samosata, translated by H. W. Fowler (Oxford: Clarendon, 1949)
vol. 4 ). Also Josepheus mentions Jesus as well. One in a very negative way and the next in a very positive light.
I took the above from a post that I posted in this thread:
So if it looks familiar you know why..lol..
And this EXCELLENT article about Jesus and Buddhism:
The topic 1 of developing a Buddhist view of Jesus is challenging to me on many levels, for many reasons. Not the least of them involves my own
unhappy childhood and young adulthood being trained as a member of a version of Christianity that expressed an extremely exclusivist position
regarding religious pluralism. Nevertheless, I have long practiced Buddhist-Christian dialogue as a Buddhist, in part as an antidote to that unhappy
past, as a deliberate attempt to heal the wounds inflicted on me by an exclusivist and doctrinaire version of Christianity. So why does this task of
developing a Buddhist view of Jesus remain difficult?
Luckily I was raised in a family that accepted everything and all religions, beliefs and everything. So I am not entrenched in thinking that Atheism
is my enemy, I look at Atheism as a friend and all religions as a friend. Because whether we believe in Science or Chrsitianity, they are very
similiar, for instance:
Science states that we came from one cell and Christianity states that we came from one God, whether we like it or not we are connected.
And the sooner we learn that the better off we will be
Cool thread, Star and Flagged
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