As you can see it is different than something like Landmark because they actually have logic to back their claims.
This is an impossible comparison, like apples and bricks.
The problem is that some religions claim their truths to be beyond logic and concepts, so agreeing on terms with them isn’t gonna happen.
I am extremely aware. Those are not the terms I’m trying to get people to agree on.
You can do what you want, but you might just wind up substituting one obsession with another.
Objectively, @snowcity, you are infusing things others say with your own meanings based on your own interpretation — your own obsession with Buddhism.
Also, you don’t understand what “No True Scotsman” is.
But as I linked in the heart sutra the “no true scotsman” doesn’t apply to Buddhism
The “No True Scotsman” logical fallacy wouldn’t apply to Buddhism or to any belief. It applies to the person who is defining a belief, in this case you, Xain.
Well I guess the difference is that Buddhism has a reputation for being “different” or “truer” than other religions. It’s why I don’t buy into Christianity
Well, the big difference between Buddhism and most other religions is that it’s technically atheistic, because it lacks a god or gods. Some people don’t even define it as a religion,…[Read more]
Are you aware that you simply say the same things again and again?
Not being mean. An honest question. It makes me wonder why people have invested time and effort to talk with you, because it doesn’t seem to have made even the smallest impact.
As I keep saying, Buddhism is different from the rest of the religions that you have studied so you can’t really say they are all the same.
I never claimed “all religions are the same.” I’m quite aware they aren’t.
I AM saying, though, that the BELIEVERS in every religion are equally convinced theirs is the one true religion, even if t…[Read more]
I suppose that depends on what you mean by “lessons”. Of course there are lessons to be learned in general. It’s called making mistakes and learning from them. But if you’re talking about some hidden meaning to everything around us, no, that isn’t a thing. Life has what meaning we assign it. Nothing more. At least, that is my op…[Read more]
I think by religions you mean except Buddhism. Christianity for sure though.
@snowcity can we PLEASE stop with the rhetoric that Buddhism is so different from other beliefs it cannot even be criticized?
Buddhism has its fair share of baggage!! And it DOES NOT MATTER if these people are “Doing Buddhism Wrong” or “Acting Against Buddhist…[Read more]
This just goes back to my point earlier about Buddhism not being like the rest because there is actual science to back it.
@snowcity, I’m curious about why you ignored the two articles I posted explaining why, in fact, science doesn’t actually “back up” Buddhism at all.
I read something…
Is this in reference to the two articles I posted for you? Actually having taken time to look for them, read them, and post relevant quotations from them based on specific things you have mentioned?
They literally counter, on a scientific basis, the claims about Buddhism.
Does it mean anything to you…[Read more]
And sure we CAN figure out what is true, generally speaking. We decide to believe our senses that there is an actual puddle in front of us and act accordingly. …
Of course. But the specific question at hand, that plagues @snowcity, is “Is Buddhism true?” That’s what I’m talking about.
Maybe the puddle is not “real”, but if you get wet walk…
Buddhism has enlisted some universal truths. That doesn’t mean that everything presented as Buddhist wisdom is true.
I’m assuming you are responding to the article I posted for @snowcity (#311248).
Figure out what is true and get used to it.
I think Xain has spent a very long time trying to “figure out what is true.” I’m not sure any of…[Read more]
“Buddhism seems remarkably compatible with our scientifically oriented culture…
Recently, convergences between science and Buddhism have been explored ….
…Eventually, and regretfully, I concluded that Buddhism is not much more rational than (religion)
… Buddhism’s moral and metaphysical worldview cannot easily be rec…[Read more]
As I have said Buddhism cannot be lumped in with the rest.
You’re right, in that Buddhism isn’t strictly-speaking a “religion,” as it is non-theistic.
You’re wrong, in that Buddhism, as a philosophy, a way of interpreting the world, is not something that can be objectively proven true or false.
Xain: Suppose there IS a “something…[Read more]
…the arguments against them don’t address the claims being made or don’t understand them.
(I realize we are outside the realm of logic here, but…)
The sort of direct, or parallel, counter-arguments you claim to seek don’t exist. Why? Because the only claims you would accept would be from within Buddhism, and no system of tho…[Read more]
I don’t want to be right and don’t want Buddhism to be “it” but I have nothing to counter their claims.
This is objectively false.
An honest sentence would be,
I don’t want to be right and don’t want Buddhism to be “it” but even though I have been presented with many facts that could counter these claims, I cannot be convinced by th…
Then, clearly, Xain, Buddhism is the truth.
What do you want from us?
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