[–] chuckletrousers 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Buddists are even more betterer off and happier too. What does that say beyond some sort of placebo effect?

[–] BUTTHOLE__EMPRESS [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well according to the one book on the subject I read Buddha also taught to reject his teachings if it went against your conscience/reason. If that's true I wouldn't expect the turmoil so many Christians face, being threatened merely for questioning and risking their whole worldview. I'm aware there's a lot of Buddhism mixing with local pagan stuff though I don't know the specifics ...

Also I think some could argue like Sam Harris that you could be a sort of atheistic Buddhist and still believe in many of the teachings.

I could have made my point a little more politely in case Christians came by, but also I think its offensive that I had to hear about stories like this so much when I was younger.

[–] chuckletrousers 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well according to the one book on the subject I read Buddha also taught to reject his teachings if it went against your conscience/reason.

I remember reading about some alleged saying by the budda when he was only a few minutes old "From the heavens above to the earth below, I alone am the Enlightened One" and the quoter said that if he heard a newborn say this he would throw the infant into the maw of the nearest hungry dog.

There are reptilian brained idiots in every walk of life and claiming a newborn would not only be capable of speech nut to say such a thing is the height of idiocy.

you could be a sort of atheistic Buddhist.

How would people on the other side of the world not only hear about some monotheistic jew cult but believe in it as well.

[–] TheBuddha 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Why are you out spreading AIDS? Is that how clammy punished you?

[–] BUTTHOLE__EMPRESS [S] 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

its the punishment of the gays

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So it'd appear, though I suspect we're diverging in subjects slightly.

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[–] Artofchoke 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

All missionaries should be killed.

[–] PointsOutIdiots 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You're an idiot.

[–] BUTTHOLE__EMPRESS [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You sound offended.