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Originally posted by bobbobulau
Then do you have a notion of right and wrong?
If so how did they develop? Please any outside influences.
Obviously you are purposely being short sited. Don't understand why?
If are able to understand H2O the you have the capabilities to develop compounds that are extremely dangerous to life. What is the point of understanding H2O if it doesn't benefit your life and the life of others?
Yes, all those life saving medicines, atheists donating billions to charity, all of the farming techniques
Are all the above scenarios wise or unwise in your opinion?
Am I correct in the opinion that you believe there isn't any negative aspects of Science?
That's not really an argument...what about our environment is a result of science? What about government? What about society?
Again purposely being short sighted. The world has serious issues with man made pollution. If you are unwilling to acknowledge this you don't have any credibility in my opinion.
When we have trouble from Government and Society is because these organizations don't follow notions of good and wrong for the general society?
If you are seeking the truth then there is no reason to rule out the possibility of a who. That bias would more than like create a flawed result.
Before I go further.
Do you believe in the Big Ban or evolution?
If so where you involved with the research or just accepted the theory?
With the Hypothesis of having a Creator, you have to acknowledge that this entity exists out side of our own time an space in an alternate universe.
After all he was there before it’s creation. Our technology doesn’t have the capabilities detect him directly.
Instead we could detect him through his interaction. His interaction was though a state knows as spirit, a similar in concept as the String Theory.
Since again we don't have the tech to directly analyze this state . I base my evidence to various witness accounts documented thought the centuries.
Originally posted by KJV1611
reply to post by Ultraman2011
Buddhism is a "some what" good way to LIVE your life, but it is not enough when you die. Like many other religions, Buddhism is works based salvation.
Works cannot save your soul, only God can do that. The blood of Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven since he already died for you. Now you don't have to die if you accept his death in the place of yours, FOR YOUR SINS.
Originally posted by Ultraman2011
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.