Thread: Buddha vs. Jesus
February 13th 2012, 07:26 AM #181
Re: Buddha vs. Jesus
One reason for that might be that for Buddhism, unlike Christianity, we have a lot less solid data on what the original beliefs actually were. There is something like a 400 years gap between Buddha's life (although dates for that vary quite considerably) and the first writings about his teachings. Compare that with Christianity, for which we have abundant and very early documentary evidence as to what Jesus said, did, and taught. No need to assume anything.I'm not so think as you dumb I am...
February 13th 2012, 08:46 AM #182
Re: Buddha vs. Jesus
Nonetheless, I will repeat the following, again . . .
My main argument lies in the comparison of the major religions, Judaism, Christianity, Vedic traditions, Hinduism and Buddhism, where the variation within the the traditions of East and West are variable to the point that the differences are as great within religions as between religions. I presented the apophatic view, believed by most Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and Baha'is. You rejected this view as not acceptable based on your view of scripture, but nonetheless it is the predominant view of Judaism based on the Torah, which is roughly equivalent to the OT.
You also persist on the demand that only Christianity and Buddhism be compared and that is unacceptable on my part.[/quote]
Read the OP, Shunya. Christianity cf Buddhism is the topic of this thread. Even the thread title tells us that.
You have not responded to the problems of comparison of Judaism and apophatic beliefs.
You look really silly* insisting others are going off-topic and then yourself refusing to stick to the topic that was given in the OP.
It looks like it is time to drop this thread and present mine in Apologetics 301. I would like Comparative Religions, but atheists are not permitted to post there.
So how exactly are Christian and Buddhist theology related? What exactly are the similarities? It looks to me like you are approaching this from a Baha'i perspective, assuming that the Baha'i view on religions is correct.
Actually, since you and others are insisting on only a Christianity and Buddhism comparison, this thread will dropped like a hot potato. It is actually in the wrong catagory. The next thread on the comparison of religions will appear in Apologetics 301, I would prefer Comparative Religions, but atheists are not premitted there. If you wish to participate fine, If not Adios!!!
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February 13th 2012, 09:42 AM #183
Re: Buddha vs. Jesus"And all our yesterdays have lighted fools, the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Shakespeare
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