posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:20 AM
reply to post by NOTurTypical
Considering Buddha was an atheist and Jesus said He was the Son of God I would venture to say no.
No, Buddha was NOT an atheist. He believed that God - or the Source - was emanent in the world and within us and that it was "inappropriate" and
improper to try to have a personal understanding of "God."
And, No, Jesus did NOT say he was "The Son of God."
Furthermore, that reported exclamation while on the cross: "My God, my God why have you forsaken me?" was originally uttered by someone else much
the Rabbis themselves did not
preach a lugubrious, ascetic, life-denying spirituality.
On the contrary, they insisted that Jews had a duty to keep well and happy. They frequently depict the Holy Spirit 'leaving' or 'abandoning' such
biblical characters as Jacob, David or Esther when they were sick or unhappy.  Sometimes they made them quote Psalm Twenty-two when
they felt the Spirit leave them: 'My God, my God, why have you deserted me?' This raises an interesting question about Jesus's mysterious cry
from the cross, when he quoted these words. The Rabbis taught that God did not want men and women to suffer.
(page 77 in the hardback edition of Armstrong's book and page 41 of the pdf, in Chapter 2, which is entitled "One God")
It's so sad that some people simply can't see the reality of how it all evolved, and instead stick to your incorrect ideas.
NuT, truly, I know you read voraciously; please muster the courage to read Armstrong's book. It will help you!
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