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February 17, 2008


Atheist Buddhist

The conclusion "It is, both Buddha and Jesus tell us, a chance to experience the living God." is not evidenced anywhere in this article. In fact, your examples refute this. "Be a lamp unto yourselves," said the Buddha. "I am the light of the world." said Jesus. These two statements are absolutely opposed. The Buddha offers advice for self-reflection, while Jesus claims to be a living God. The whole notion of I-Me-Mine that the Buddha so wisely deflated could not be more inflated by Jesus and God. Fascinating how Christians jump to trump the teachings of the Buddha in order to uphold the difficult and destructive notion that there is a creator god who speaks to them and allows them to trample over the rest of humanity. It certainly justifies the Bush Doctrine.

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