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View Poll Results: Which path towards Transcendence do you think is best?
The Zen Buddhist Path 13 86.67%
The Nicene/Orthodox Christian Path 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Which one of these views do you find to be the best?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:26 PM
 
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The question is not which is "best", but which is "true"? I think that's Christianity.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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The question is not which is "best", but which is "true"? I think that's Christianity.

Why? Because your bible tells you so?

Buddha was around about 600 years before Jesus mind you...
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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Why? Because your bible tells you so?

Buddha was around about 600 years before Jesus mind you...

No....because Jesus is God. Buddha is a sham.

Next question?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:36 PM
 
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No....because Jesus is God. Buddha is a sham.

And that is the result of reading your bible which says so?

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The oldest bibles in complete form include the Shepard of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas, and other bibles, like the one in the Ethiopian Church, contain the book of Enoch and the book of Jubilees. The Catholic Church uses the book of Tobit as a book of the OT, and the Syriac Church uses the book of Baruch. If the bible is the "word of god"...then which bible is that word? This is one of the many things the Muslims got you beat on: There is only one Koran, while the Nicene Bible has multiple versions.

Please don't answer the question, as this thread should stay on topic.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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so you get to take pot shots at the Bible and I don't get to defend? If you want to argue that point, start a thread. We can discuss it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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A gnostic christian opts for Zenny Buddhism?

Were you faking it the whole time, VP?
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:33 AM
 
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Where is the "None of the above option"? All religions are loony.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:54 AM
 
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No....because Jesus is God. Buddha is a sham.

Next question?
(emphasis mine)

How about this one:

Why do you call Buddha a 'sham', when you worship a man who supposedly walked on water, turned water into wine, and rose from the dead?

Why do you assume that you have the right to declare someone else's enlightened being a 'sham', when your own enlightened being is supposed to have done things that are not even physically possible.

Think about that, for a moment. Think hard.

I do hope that you can show a glimmer of independant thought, and provide a response that does not, somehow, include 'because the Bible says so'.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:00 AM
 
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A gnostic christian opts for Zenny Buddhism?

Were you faking it the whole time, VP?
Gnosticism teaches that Buddhism is, essentially a form of Gnosticism. One can understand that other religions are valid without practicing/believing in other religions.

Also, Buddhism is closer to truth then mainline Christianity, which is a form of creator worship, i.e., a form of satan worship.
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