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3 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2012 - 11:07PM #1
Aka_me
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probably deserves it's own thread to focus ONLY on things Buddhism has in common with Christianity...


The teachings of the Buddha display certain similarities to Christian moral precepts of more than five centuries later: the sanctity of life, compassion for others, rejection of violence, confession and emphasis on charity and the practice of virtue.



1. the sanctity of life


2. compassion for others


3. rejection of violence


4. emphasis on charity


5. the practice of virtue


if these things are not shared, then which one does not profess them?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 11:52AM #2
Idbc
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Howdy aka-me


Apr 1, 2012 -- 11:07PM, Aka_me wrote:


probably deserves it's own thread to focus ONLY on things Buddhism has in common with Christianity...


The teachings of the Buddha display certain similarities to Christian moral precepts of more than five centuries later: the sanctity of life, compassion for others, rejection of violence, confession and emphasis on charity and the practice of virtue.



1. the sanctity of life


2. compassion for others


3. rejection of violence


4. emphasis on charity


5. the practice of virtue


if these things are not shared, then which one does not profess them?




I don't dispute that there are "similarities" between Buiddhism and Christianity.   And so far as I know both religions do "professs" the things that listed.  


I would also add that most if not all religions  "profess" the things that you listed. 


However there are  dis-simlarities between religions as to how and why to practice the things that you listed.  


The Shaitan is in the details good buddy.    




 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 3:16AM #3
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Apr 3, 2012 -- 11:52AM, Idbc wrote:


 


Howdy aka-me


Apr 1, 2012 -- 11:07PM, Aka_me wrote:


probably deserves it's own thread to focus ONLY on things Buddhism has in common with Christianity...


The teachings of the Buddha display certain similarities to Christian moral precepts of more than five centuries later: the sanctity of life, compassion for others, rejection of violence, confession and emphasis on charity and the practice of virtue.



1. the sanctity of life


2. compassion for others


3. rejection of violence


4. emphasis on charity


5. the practice of virtue


if these things are not shared, then which one does not profess them?




I don't dispute that there are "similarities" between Buiddhism and Christianity.   And so far as I know both religions do "professs" the things that listed.  


I would also add that most if not all religions  "profess" the things that you listed. 


However there are  dis-simlarities between religions as to how and why to practice the things that you listed.  


The Shaitan is in the details good buddy.



idn't rather odd that the cat got the Buddhist' tongue?


gotta be stress inducing to not be capable of arguing against it, AND too prejudicely biased to state what you just stated.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 9:02AM #4
Idbc
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Howdy aka me


Apr 3, 2012 -- 11:52AM, Idbc wrote:


 


Howdy aka-me


Apr 1, 2012 -- 11:07PM, Aka_me wrote:


probably deserves it's own thread to focus ONLY on things Buddhism has in common with Christianity...


The teachings of the Buddha display certain similarities to Christian moral precepts of more than five centuries later: the sanctity of life, compassion for others, rejection of violence, confession and emphasis on charity and the practice of virtue.



1. the sanctity of life


2. compassion for others


3. rejection of violence


4. emphasis on charity


5. the practice of virtue


if these things are not shared, then which one does not profess them?




I don't dispute that there are "similarities" between Buiddhism and Christianity.   And so far as I know both religions do "professs" the things that listed.  


I would also add that most if not all religions  "profess" the things that you listed. 


However there are  dis-simlarities between religions as to how and why to practice the things that you listed.  


The Shaitan is in the details good buddy.



Apr 6, 2012 -- 3:16AM, Aka_me wrote:


idn't rather odd that the cat got the Buddhist' tongue?


gotta be stress inducing to not be capable of arguing against it, AND too prejudicely biased to state what you just stated.




Buddha-Buddhist advocte all the things that I listed as do Christians. 


To deny that they are not similar is to be biased and predjuiced.  


However Christianity and Buddhism are different religions.  Buddhist and Christians have differences in what, why and how to apply the things that I listed i.e. the devil is in the details.


Apr 3, 2012 -- 11:52AM, Idbc wrote:


how often does nature produce 8 coincidences?


1... yes


2... sure


3... maybe


4... not likely


5... don't think so


I would conclude they are significant, and non-coincidental.



You only listed five.  


I am confused.   You seem to be concluding that


1. the sanctity of life


2. compassion for others


3. rejection of violence 


are conicidental. 


And


4. emphasis on charity


5. the practice of virtue


 are not coincidental.  


Or is it the NONE of them are coincidental? 


I think that because human beings are social animals and that because all of the things listed   help promote socialablity.   That is the reason for that it is  a coincidence that most religions ,  including Christianity and Buddhism have them as part of their doctrines.   




 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2012 - 11:41PM #5
Aka_me
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Apr 6, 2012 -- 9:02AM, Idbc wrote:

Buddha-Buddhist advocte all the things that I listed as do Christians. 


To deny that they are not similar is to be biased and predjuiced.  


However Christianity and Buddhism are different religions.  Buddhist and Christians have differences in what, why and how to apply the things that I listed i.e. the devil is in the details.



they are not similar, and they are similar, at the same time.


the dissimilarities appear in details of WHY become a member.


the similarities exist in highlevel of WHAT they hope to accomplish with the adherent.


what they hope to accomplish is:


instill reverence in adherent, modify (in other words correct) behavior, and explain a reality outside what the 5 senses are capable of perceiving.


for Buddhists participating in this forum, it is impossibly painful to admit any similarity, otherwise the admission would have already happened by now.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 12:24AM #6
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It isn't painful to admit similarities. I suspect it is more of an issue that a fair number of Buddhists here find you rude and pointless to discuss things with, Aka, and so haven't bothered responding.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 8:26PM #7
Aka_me
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Apr 8, 2012 -- 7:50PM, Bob_the_Lunatic wrote:

the story is really for you ... the actual Buddhists.



as Bob points out...


there are other readers here besides myself.


merely requires putting one's biases and prejudices aside long enough to make a post for others to read.



I forgot, THAT is what's preventing the admission in the first place, and that's out of the question, impossible.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 9:05PM #8
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No, aka.


If someone else wants the question answered, and wants it answered from a Buddhist perspective instead of using it as a disguised way to proselytize, I am sure that plenty of the Buddhists will speak up.


A thread started by you, or dio, however, on the subject, is not so likely to get answers any longer, based on our experiences with how the pair of you operate on this board.


Yes, there is a certain amount of attachment in this view. I have been burned before and quite honestly yes, this is my issue.


However, you might want to consider why you receive this reaction.


If you want to portray yourself as this abrasive, that is your choice.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 9:30PM #9
Bob0
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Well said!

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 1:43AM #10
Aka_me
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Apr 8, 2012 -- 9:05PM, Ferretling wrote:

Yes, there is a certain amount of attachment in this view.



what this says to me is...


under the right circumstances, given the right conditions, the PRACTICE of Buddhism may be suspended. that it's ok to have attachment. perfectly fine to "wack people around".


when external blame has been correctly placed, then Buddhist PRACTICE is on time-out and can be waved until further notice.


was that a fair statement?


that what the observable actions are indicating.

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