Hinduism or Buddhism

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Unregistered, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Um no, I was just giving my opinion on the original question.
     
  2. strong mind my ass, it takes an insecure mind to make the "leap of faith", because only insecure people need religion. but the fact that still, and always will remain is the fact that faith is based on nothing. and by that token, i can believe that aliens are our gods, and start the church of worshiping aliens. i would be seen as a fool for starting such a church, but really it would be no better, and no less legit than any other religion, just because there are billions of dumbases around the world dedicated some dumb religions that someone started a loooooong time ago which have only spread to a large scale, doesnt make it something worth taking more seriously than the idea that maybe klingons from star trek are our real Gods.

    see how stupid my rambling about aliens and klingons being our Gods is? you look just as rediculously stupid for believing what you believe, in fact, even more so, because you worship your invisible baseless God, and revolve your life around it. and in the process you're blinding yourself to the world in which we live, and how it works. and you know what? this world, this life. its all we have, its all we will ever have, and theres not a single solitary shred of evidence anywhere that could even come close to making any religion a legit religion to take seriously. religion is mass superstion thats become widely accepted as a way of life.
     
  3. Dude... you gotta be joking with that username. Go make a new one.
     
  4. You are just jumping around like a damn grasshopper. It's hard to land a blow with you, because by the time I let fly with the logic and thinking, you're not there anymore.

    Like I said before. You are just a small-minded ape attacking what he doesn't understand. I have no problem with atheists. Just stupid ones.
     
  5. Drop the AOLer speech.
     
  6. and what exactly do they rule? please fill me in and humour me<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>.
     
  7. I disagree that it takes a strong mind to accept religion. It seems to me (and this is quite obviously a broad generalization, not applicable to everyone) that to accept an organized religion as truth it takes a genuine disinterest in reality and how things actually work. It is much easier to assume that god created everything than to form (and subsequently prove) theories about what actually happened.
     
  8. I couldn't resist it. Civics:
     
  9. See my sig and my pic of a Civic.
     
  10. To the contrary. A religion dies if it is not connected to reality.
     
  11. And what observable facts of reality lead to the conclusion of an all powerful deity of any kind, pray tell?
     
  12. Buddhism

    I wouldn't be too comfortable worshipping a deity with 16 arms, 8 faces, or some bullshit like that.
     
  13. No facts. Just observations and inferences. Religion is based on faith. You can't prove it. I don't know if there is an all-powerful deity. But I choose to belive that there is, and have faith in it.
     
  14. Also, how can a religion be in touch with reality when the texts that form its core are 2000 - 4000 years old?
     
  15. Because human nature and the way we behave has not changed. All that has happened in the past 2000 years is that we've learned better ways to move, communicate, and kill each other, and gained a greater understanding of how the universe works. Other than that, very little has changed.
     
  16. And that understanding has shown us that much of the bible's portayal of history is complete bullshit. It seems quite easy to adapt to this fact when you can arbitrarily call section x, or section y a metaphor, however.

    Even still, Bible literalism still exists (proof provided by people like Mclaren777, Danno and others) against overwhelming evidence that it is wrong. How "in touch with reality" is that?
     
  17. besides the bs that mclaren777 and the like may hold as true, there's clearly still plenty of useful material to people in the bible.

    especially when the vast majority of Christianity recognizes that the bible is not literal, and use it as a tool for worship and personal spiritual growth, not the be-all-end-all of such.

    and many other religions w/ scriptures regard theirs as such, as well. at least in certain sects.
     

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