Skip to comments.What Is A Roman Catholic Buddhist?
Posted on 09/13/2013 7:17:47 PM PDT by jodyel
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Dear Dave and Tom: I have friends who are conservative Roman Catholics, and they just went through the experience of seeing their daughter become a Roman Catholic Buddhist. I know that sounds like a contradiction in terms but its literally true. Since you both know a lot about Roman Catholicism, I wondered if you could give me some insights that I could share with them because they are quite shaken over their daughters conversion. This may be an opportunity to share the gospel with them as they are truly questioning their faith. Thank you for your help.
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Kinda like the world’s tallest midget or Jumbo Shrimp.
Someone who is a liar and an all roads lead to God moron.
Who am I to judge, after all I’m a Roman Catholic Male Lesbian. And I think all of us RCML’s should apply immediately to the government for protected status.
Its kinda like those straight guys who do gay porn. They aren’t really gay, they just get paid for having sex with men on camera.
There are no Roman Catholic Buddhists. The two systems are mutually exclusive. Catholics can meditate. I do. That is a Buddhist practice. It is also a Hindu practice, and even saying the Rosary in a quiet place is meditation and can be very similar to meditation as practiced by Buddists. Buddhist monks also wear toga-like robes but Catholics dressing that way would not be Buddhist Catholics or necessarily even monks. Shaving one’s head to a topknot likewise does not make one a Buddhist Catholic. Peripherals, while they may confuse observers, are not content or even actually indicative of content.
"You either .... ..... or you do not .... ...., there is no in between." - Andrew Dice Clay.
One can be a Catholic Platonist and Aristotilian, why not a follower of the philosopher Siddhartha? One would have to excise some of Siddhartha’s Hindu baggage, like Zen did, but after that, why not? I could see how one might be able to unite Zen mediation techniques with, say, the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.
Except that RCML’s are only interested in women, more like those Heterosexual men that just love women and don’t want to have anything to do sexually with men. So I guess you can join whatever group you want , I’ll stick with mine.
All roads lead to something, except in congressional pork.
maybe not so much confused as covering all the bases....
buddhism is new age and cool and broadcasts that she is smart and enlightened...
and she is keeping the catholicism around on the chance that there was some truth to all that stuff she learned in Sunday school when she meets her maker.
Replace “Roman Catholic” with “Christian”.
There is no place in GOD’s creation for a Christian Buddhist.
“I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. NO ONE comes to the father except by ME.”
Thus says our LORD and Savior JESUS the CHRIST. The only begotten SON of the incomparably great “I AM”.
There is no place for Buddha or any other false god in that equation.
I’m a Lollard from way back. John Wycliff for, well, my spiritual non-adviser.
The article is hilarious for its gosh-golly antiCathoic bigotry.
The Jews, and Hebrews before them had a positively brilliant idea, that any belief system can benefit from.
Simply put, it was the acceptance that not only didn’t they know it all; but that other people often have very good ideas as well.
So even if a heathen has a good idea, why not adopt it? And this acceptance has profited them immensely, because even before their diaspora, they made an effort to learn from others, even if they were their enemies. And this learning good ideas from others really came into its own with the diaspora: each and every place and people contributing to their knowledge of things.
While Christians are sometimes hesitant to embrace this idea, they are usually still willing to separate the wheat from the chaff in the ideas of others, as long as it doesn’t really despise Christian beliefs.
An excellent example of this is Acupuncture. Dating very far back, some suspect to the Neolithic period, it evolved into a very complex system of medicine. However, it also adopted a log of pagan and mystical ideas. Yet these are not integral to the system, and can be easily ignored.
So here is the question. If you have “secular acupuncture”, no longer tainted by pagan mysticism, is it still anathema to Christianity? Especially if it works?
"If in coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we are converting. We become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are. ... What God is in your mind you must accept" (from Mother Teresa: Her People and Her Work , by Desmond Doig, p. 156, as quoted by Dave Hunt, Global Peace and the Rise of Antichrist , p. 149).
Calling the Catholic religion Christian is not just a stretch its simply wrong.
Because ANYTHING independent of what God provides for us through faith in Christ is not in His Plan. It’s also called sin.