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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2018, 07:26:26 pm »

Its generally a problem when people who know little about Buddhism run so-called "Buddhist chat sites".

Did you just level an insult at a moderator on this board?
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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2018, 07:35:52 pm »
Did you just level an insult at a moderator this board?

Did you just level an blasphemy at God?  :lmfao:

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And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

Leviticus 24:13-16

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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2018, 07:38:15 pm »
Hello Grey Cloud,

We see how complicated it all gets when we start talking about god.

Don't think too much about god, it is not an important question (except as something which is getting in the way of seeing).

To much thinking creates obscuration. We have to treat these things (thoughts) as a part of our inner landscape and weather. It is where we live privately or internally. We must cultivate the appropriate environment and climate to support our practice, internally and externally.

A wise man.  :jinsyx: Let's vote for the above wise man to be our new Moderator.  :namaste: :teehee:

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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2018, 11:30:14 pm »
VR...watch the breath...become aware of your anger...

How can words calling something evil come from a peaceful mind and a warm heart?

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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2018, 05:06:43 am »
Did you just level an insult at a moderator this board?

Did you just level an blasphemy at God?  :lmfao:

No, not really, but I'll tell you what - you would be wise to consider moderating your tone.
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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2018, 10:57:04 am »
I have a friend who is an evangelical fundamentalist.  He has thought that the world was going to end a couple of times recently. This man is my spiritual equal, not because he is right or because I am. Obviously we don't agree and we are very worried for one another in some ways, he prays for my salvation, I offer him what little insight I have. There is limited consensus in concept, but when we talk about the deeper function of the observable universe and what it is to be a human we find our point of relation.

We do this out of love. He wants me in heaven, I want him to find an end to his suffering or at least a path away from rebirth in any impermanent realm. This is not possible if I speak harshly about my views, it is not possible if we feel disdain for each other. 

I am not suggesting that with care one should not use insight to illuminate truth, but I am not saying either that under the gravity of history and all of the believers in other things that they contain no truth. I am a Buddhist, so I see the teachings of the Buddha and think they are beautiful. If one wishes to enter the kingdom of a deity then perhaps there is a path to that, I don't see it but I am not looking for it either. 

The trouble we have found (my friend and I) is that we both have three primary things at play when we talk, our religion, our view of our religion, and our view of the other persons religion. It should go without saying that we have a view of each other as well...but without it we would not be speaking. We cant all live in the world if we make it toxic and prejudice does nothing but that, even when it's based on views about truth.

If the strength of our system is such that it does not provide calm when faced with trials of living in the world with people who have different thoughts, and if we have lost the ability to help them based on our understanding, because we have been poisoned by views, what are we following? My wife is not a Buddhist. I don't understand what kind of problem there is with with the inter-being of faith perhaps there is a notion that it is something else...some kind of view perhaps?

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddha-talks-brahmin-supremacist/

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Re: The Kingdom of God
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 11:16:06 am »

Buddhism is 500 years older than Christianity. Jesus appeared to take Buddhist ideas and attempt to impute them onto Judaism, which is why he was fittingly crucified for his theft of Buddhism and coveting of Judaism.

Did you just attempt to justify/rationalize the crucifixion of another human being?  You can't be that big of a clown, VR.  Please tell me that's not what you are going for in this statement.

Its generally a problem when people who know little about Buddhism run so-called "Buddhist chat sites". Buddhism teaches about cause & effect, particularly the cause & effect related to kamma. If we know anything about the Bible story, a guy named Jesus turned up in Judea, claiming the Jewish temple to be "My Father's House", fought with & intimidated the Jewish Priests and, worst of all, attempted to change their Jewish (tribal) religion. Even today, the Jews have no interest in Jesus, who personally claimed to be their Jewish Messiah. Just go to Youtube and watch Jewish Rabbis dismissing, even ridiculing, Jesus. So the Jewish Priests got angry and got this guy Jesus crucified for being a trouble maker. Its simply cause & effect. Kamma.

Note: It doesn't mean I agree with it.  :namaste:

Your use of the phrase "fittingly crucified" demonstrates that in your opinion (since it's your opinion you are sharing in your post) the crucifixion was justified.  If you didn't believe that, you wouldn't have used that language, as that type of punishment generally isn't referred to in any capacity as "fitting".

However, that isn't the real issue, so I'm going to address your presence here, VR, especially since you took the step to insinuate the folks running this site know little about Buddhism, as if you have any knowledge whatsoever about what we do and don't know.  You being here and having the ability to share your opinion is largely based on the fact that you haven't been enough of a pain in the ass to remove, and that leeway is shrinking each time you make comments like the ones above.  Compound this with the BS you pulled a while back at the other forum (you know what I'm talking about, so don't pretend otherwise), you should view this as a gracious opportunity to continue letting the internet know what you think about Buddhism.

Now, you may not care that much, you may think (or even post) how you aren't attached to this site because of your enlightened mind, but the people that post here care, and so do I.  If you want to leave as a result of my comments, please make your exit swift.  If you prefer to stay, that's fine, just display some level of decency in your interactions with the others that do want to remain here.

 


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