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Is Buddha real or just a statue?


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#1    joc

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:10 AM

Edited remark  Is he a God or a statue?  Discuss. wink2.gif

Edited by Magikman, 27 May 2004 - 05:21 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:19 AM

And the winner of the Most Likely Thread to get locked is..... laugh.gif  


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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:21 AM

Edited inflamatory remark

Edited by Magikman, 27 May 2004 - 05:22 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:27 AM

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Is he a God or a statue? Discuss


The most basic role of Buddha images is to convey the feeling of calm and detachment that reflects proper mental discipline with control over the negative emotions of fear and greed.  The Buddha's serene appearance sets an example for his followers.

Buddha statues and other Buddhist art also serve an important role in conveying teachings, particularly in traditional societies with low rates of literacy.  Classic postures are associated with particular lessons and/or moments in the Buddha’s life.  Production of religious art is considered a generous or “merit making” activity because it helps spread Buddhist teaching and reduce people’s suffering

Edited by Magikman, 27 May 2004 - 05:23 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:29 AM

I think that several are missing the point that joc is attempting to make some sort of a statement... rolleyes.gif  

Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:30 AM

I'm not missing the point.... look at my reply.... its as constructif as his original.gif

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:30 AM

He is? What could it be?   rolleyes.gif  


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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:31 AM

Now we're bordering on the ridiculously facetious, joc. All this thread is, is just an attempt on your part to be "smart" about the Jesus thread.

FYI....."Buddha" was a real person, just like Jesus. His name was Guattama Siddhartha and he was born around the middle of the 6th Century BC. No, he is not a god but he is venerated as a wise holy man. He, in fact, is one of several "Buddhas", or elightened people. Another funny "coincidence" is that Jesus' own teachings bear an uncanny resemblance to what Siddhartha taught. I wonder why...hmmmmmm??.



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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:33 AM

Right now he's almost trolling.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:34 AM

The best part of all the other beliefs you sighted is not a single one of them tries to SELL their beliefs to others, indeed they do not FORCE it on others.


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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:42 AM

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The best part of all the other beliefs you sighted is not a single one of them tries to SELL their beliefs to others, indeed they do not FORCE it on others.


Tell that to the Taliban. ohmy.gif  

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:45 AM

QUOTE (Chauncy @ May 26 2004, 08:34 PM)
The best part of all the other beliefs you sighted is not a single one of them tries to SELL their beliefs to others, indeed they do not FORCE it on others.

Do you mean that you don't get the Budhists knocking at your door on Sunday morning handing out literature and telling you that you will go to hell if you don't convert? Hmmm...

But there was the Inquisition were all of the hindus tortured the peasants until they converted...oh wait that wasn't the hindus, nevermind.

But with the crusades...umm...right.

You have a point. thumbsup.gif



Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:46 AM

....and the Taliban (and other sects of Islam), are an extension of Judeo-Christianity, with the cultural and tribal beliefs of the Arabs thrown in for good measure. Of course it has evolved over time, but in essence it is nothing more than that.

Just as Christianity is an extension of Judaism.



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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:48 AM

i'll have to admit though that when I read that this thread name I almost had a cow laughing so hard.....sounded like something my nephew would ask.....lol

We could use these threads to educate each other on these beliefs as well.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 04:07 AM

One of the Buddha's disciples asked him oneday "What is the meaning of existence??".....the Buddha picked up a lotus flower and held it in his hand, smiling. He sat there like that for awhile admiring the flower and when his followers asked why he hadn't answered the question, he replied "but I just did".

Do you know what the answer is??

Jesus tried to teach the same, but as with Guattama, it was lost on his followers for the most of it.






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