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To: Usagi_yo

“Good Buddhists don’t worship Buddha, nor do they pray to him. He’s not a god. “

You are correct. I know several Chinese who believe in Buddhism as a way of life, and believe in Jesus as their savior. They say the two paths are in perfect concordance.


5 posted on 11/26/2013 4:14:29 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Usagi_yo

“Good Buddhists don’t worship Buddha, nor do they pray to him. He’s not a god. “

You are correct. I know several Chinese who believe in Buddhism as a way of life, and believe in Jesus as their savior. They say the two paths are in perfect concordance.

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Buddhism, as I understand it, is indeed a philosophy and approach to living, rather than a religion. However, it is widespread in the East, and has tended to mingle with the local earlier religion as it spread from place to place, resulting in some really interesting (and not terribly germane or appropriate) legends about the Buddha.

For instance, it mingled with the Bo religion in Tibet, resulting in some very colorful rituals featuring devil costumes and such, which has nothing at all to do with anything the Buddha ever said or did, but a lot to do with the earlier indigenous animistic religion.


16 posted on 11/26/2013 10:13:18 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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