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Buddhism is the right, true and correct religion

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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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I am open for discussion, and have read quite a few post on here, but can someone explain to me why they think Christianity, for instance, is the be all and end all, of religious beliefs? I am a Buddhist; and when I think about it for the most part, we have caused very little trouble in the world and are very open to other belief systems.

Islamist and Christian's I have talked to, often seem very narrow minded and judgmental of other belief systems. I actually had someone tell me last week I was into worshiping idols!

I am open to that fact that Jesus was a good man, that preached tolerance and loving kindness, but find that those that follow him are very narrow minded in many cases. It seems very pompous to me to think that you and you alone have the key to the answers to life, death and eternity. At the end of the day, you really do not know, 100% where the truth lies.

What is evil, wrong, or mean about Buddhism? I am starting to think that those that criticize have not taken the time to do their research.

Comments would be appreciated.




posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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If I were into organized religion I would probably be a Buddhist...from what I know about it ,it seems to be good...



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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If I were to classify myself I would say I was a buddhist. However, I don't consider buddhism an organized religion. Its more like a philosophy. The problem with Christians and Islamist is that they are threatened from birth with the idea that if they don't believe in their respective religions they will suffer in Hell for eternity.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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What are your thoughts on satanism?



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Satanism is of the Devil!




posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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im a buddhist myself,and i know exactly what you mean, idol worshipper? give me a break,what is the crucifix, and american idol for that matter lol, i think theres alot of good stuff about christianity,but it serves no purpose in a country that lives its lives based tightly around the 7 sins, a nation full of christians in a devils play ground, and alot of them are good people who follow the beliefs and practice them, but alot o them say they are to go along with he flock yet dont practice it,and ae rude,judgemental egotistcal people,the way i see it is this, like the yin and yang, you got the good people and you got the ass holes, too bad yang is bigger than yin instead of the balance



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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I am beginning to dwelve into the Buddhist religion and I believe it to be my true path.

However you cannot judge a religion by its people because people are often corrupt and do not represent the religion. There are also various difference degrees in which you can follow to your faith.

I believe all religions are essentially the same which is something that is discussed in a recent book I read on Buddhism (self alchemy- radiating positive energy in order to change yourself from within and others). Many Buddhists actually adhere to multiple religions (eg. Catholic and Buddhist).

Although the Buddhist religion or philosophy intricately lays out knowledge that is misconceived in other religions as something else, there is one main aspect I have difficulty in putting my full faith in which is the aspect of Reincarnation. This is the very same concept as afterlife in all other faiths just the specifics are elaborated. There is evidence of actual reincarnations where individuals can relive pastlives as well as they use the term "reincarnation" to inspire a person to continue the life of someone else (Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of someone I don't remember who)... to put this into context imagine being very young and admiring very deeply a particular athlete and aspiring to become like them/devoting your life to becoming like them.

There is a lot more I don't know but so far Buddhism has really touched my soul and also enlightened and expanded the perspective and reinvigorated the respect I had for Christianity which I had lost because of all the short sightedness of its followers.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Why do so many people speak in absolutes, how do you know it's the one true ''religion''? (it isn't a religion by the way) I'm not going to say that i don't agree with certain aspects of Buddhism, but why do people pigeonhole themselves into one particular belief system, it's counter-productive in terms of spiritual development. There's so much knowledge out there, use your heart as compass of truth and form your own belief system!



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Because Christianity and Judaism are the only religions that teach about a personal relationship with God.

Buddhism is nothing more than an Athiest who thinks he can be a good person.
edit on 3-5-2011 by Lionhearte because: Emphasis.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by wisintel
If I were to classify myself I would say I was a buddhist. However, I don't consider buddhism an organized religion. Its more like a philosophy. The problem with Christians and Islamist is that they are threatened from birth with the idea that if they don't believe in their respective religions they will suffer in Hell for eternity.


Bang on brother. One of my beliefs is "question everything." Ask yourself, go within yourself. Look at the root of human nature and what happen's when others trust or follow someone else.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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I knew that. When you look into this religion I get the sense that it's not what they make it seem to be.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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the best way to find and know yourself is to act naturally- alan watts



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by Lionhearte
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Because Christianity and Judaism are the only religions that teach about a personal relationship with God.

Buddhism is nothing more than an Athiest who thinks he can be a good person.
edit on 3-5-2011 by Lionhearte because: Emphasis.


I would have to disagree. Buddhist don't believe in a Judgmental God, but do have to face the fact of reincarnation and coming back as something they would rather not be. A lot of recent findings in Quantum Physics actually reinforce the Buddhist vision of reality and the universe. I believe in a personal relationship with me, and the way to find enlightenment is by doing good deeds, and showing loving kindness.

When |I read the Bible I think they lifted a lot of Christian belief's from Buddhist belief's



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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That's why I like Buddhism. Their are no absolute's and each person has his own path. And, I agree, it is not, in the traditional sense a Religion, but is seen as such by many.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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You so funny its not a religion but if you think so, Buddha laughs at you and not with you. Do not even get me started on what he is smiling about. The only good and proper answer to is Buddhism being idolatry is laughter.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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im proud to be a atheist instead of being a part of any fairytale religious crap



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by darbur
im proud to be a atheist instead of being a part of any fairytale religious crap


I wouldn't call is a "fairytale religion." You should try meditating some time. It doesn't matter what your beliefs are. Just sit down, clear your mind, and look within yourself. Ask hard questions that have been troubling you. Look for an answer. You might be delighted as to what comes to mind.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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if i did meditate and find some answers that im at this time not really looking for wouldnt those answers come from within me and not from some divine force.when im troubled or looking for help i have always found family and friends will provide all the help and answers i need and they have never asked me to blindly worship them or to build them temples or churches anywhere.




edit on 3-5-2011 by darbur because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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hi, i enjoyed reading your post and think that what you say about buddhism is correct but i have to ask... Were you trying to be ironic with your thread title? Im not trying to nit pic, im agnostic so im also not trying to derail your topic but you say things like 'buddhists are very open to others belief systems' and 'it seems very pompous to me to think that you and you alone have the answers to life death and eternity' which i agree with but the thing i find ironic is the thread title 'buddhism is the right true and correct religion' it contradicts the message of your post. Just curious thats all. Love the message not the title.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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YOU are the divine force.

Namaste.



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