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  1. P

    Can teachings of Jesus and Buddha be combined into book?

    Christianity seems to have become polarized. For example Christianity and science seem to be clashing; global warming being the most known example. There doesn't seem to be conflict with Buddhism and science with the dalia lama stating ''If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then...
  2. P

    Comparing Christianity and Buddhism

    Recently have read about Buddhism and notice some similarities and differences between Christianity and Buddhism. One is love which is one of the fruits of spirit in Galatians and includes love for one enemies. Jesus said to pray for one's enemies and bless them. Also when asked greatest...
  3. SalixIncendium

    Is Magic(k) the Same As Enlightenment?

    It was suggested in another thread that 'magic(k)' is a personal transformation and realization and is an aesthetic and word that means the same thing as 'enlightenment.' Agree? Disagree? Why? Edited for omission of the word 'and' between 'aesthetic' and 'word.'
  4. ronki23

    I'm 27 and I don't want to be reincarnated

    I want to follow my dreams but I don't want to be reincarnated if I'm unsuccessful in this lifetime. I don't want to go to school and college all over again What to do?
  5. Tonstad39

    Eating meat & Buddhism

    The five precepts of buddhism go as follows 1. I undertake the precept to avoid taking the lives of living beings 2. I undertake the precept to avoid taking with witch has not been given 3. I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct 4. I undertake the precept to refrain from...
  6. S

    Sign post me

    hi, new to the page, was wondering what religion or philosphy best pigeon holes my views on life/death. I believe that the universe will reveal itself when we die. Our enegry goes back to the universe and used again, sort of like reincarnation. Are there any religions, teaching with similar...
  7. SalixIncendium

    America's Changing Religious Landscape

    I found this article quite fascinating. America's Changing Religious Identity Christianity has sharply declined, especially among white Americans (dropping 38% since 1976), while Christianity among non-white Americans appears to be static. The religiously unaffiliated population appears to be...
  8. Fionn

    Christian Jainism?

    I'm interested in Jainism and Buddhism, but I kind of believe in the trinity, in a "Christian polytheism" sort of way, but that's the only part of Christianity I'm interested in aside from the moral teachings. I guess my question is are these religions at all compatible, and is it wrong to just...
  9. Indagator

    Can one say that Buddhism is an Idealistic religion?

    Ontologically speaking. Also i know there are many different paths in Buddhism, so which would you say is the most idealistic? Yogacara Buddhism?
  10. Pear

    I think I know why I can't find the right religion for myself.

    I am someone who tries different religions like how other people try on different shoes or clothes. I think I have always wanted to feel not only apart of something, but believe in something... higher than myself. I'm not sure where I want to go, what I want to do. But I do know one thing. I do...
  11. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Criticism of Hinduism and Buddhism. now in debate section

    Moved the question because upon further thought it would be better here. What are some criticisms of Buddhism and Hinduism? This can be anything from serious critique to plain old opinion.
  12. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Criticism of Hinduism and Buddhism.

    I was just wondering what criticisms people on here had about Buddhism and Hinduism?
  13. Lorgar-Aurelian

    IS there an eastern/pagan solution to our religious delimas?

    I've met people who were once Christians or Jews among other things that turned to eastern traditions or paganism because of the issues they have had with their original religion. I'm sure someone will be tempted to say "Well atheism was the original belief they had." because you aren't...
  14. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Religion with a touch of Nihilism/Cynicism/Existentialism

    I was just wondering if anyone of you thought there were any religions that are inherently in tune with one of those 3 concepts? Taoism popped into my head to a certain extent but I'm not sure how far you could legitimately take that.
  15. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Alan Watts: Guru or Fraud?

    I've met a number of people over the years that have loved Alan Watts. I've also met a good number of people who think Alan Watts is nothing more than a fraud who knew close to nothing about what he was talking about. What do you think of Alan Watts? I have to say I personally think he's fine...
  16. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Difficulties when it comes to Polytheism and me.

    I have come to discover that I rather like polytheism. Well at least certain gods from certain pantheons. The issue I personally have is actually believing in or doing anything with these gods when I can think of no rational arguments for said gods actually being a thing. It seems to me...
  17. Lorgar-Aurelian

    You ever thought about how difficult the spiritual can be to demonstrate or provide evidence for?

    To someone who likes evidence of something before he or she believes in something it's almost impossible to justify spiritual experience within their own life. Take Jesus for instance, give him all his miracles, give him all his works from the gospel and so on. Would this prove the god he spoke...
  18. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Is a meaningless universe enough of a reason to adopt a religion?

    If you believed that the truth of the universe was that it was meaningless and that human life was a mere accident is this a good enough reason to try and adopt a different set of beliefs? Is It enough of a reason that someone who thinks all this is depressing and that existing would at least be...
  19. Lorgar-Aurelian

    How does one go about obtaining faith?

    I am a man interested in faith but I find I have none. So I am curious, how is someone without faith supposed to go about obtaining faith?
  20. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Introducing myself and my story.

    Hi, I’m new around here and i’ve decided I would share my story with you all. If you don’t want to read the whole thing and just say hello that works as well. I’ve chosen this site to share my story and hopefully engage in some interesting discussion. My religious history is a bit of an odd...