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peacefulcompassion asked: A long time later he finally went to the river and drank some water betraying the men he was with. A woman gave him a bowl of rice which he began eating and he said if I have reached enlightenment may this bowl float upstream then it did. Buddhism is a different type of religion that worships many gods but doesn't rely on one like you do. We act upon things for ourselves. If someone is sick we will heal them; not pray. This is hopefully the last thing I will try to educate you on.
so your a Buddhist? you must have been one of those anons. I take back what I said about you having balls. and why cant you heal and pray for healing? christians are not against medical care.
Normally, I wouldn’t post on anything other than Christianity. But the asker has some stuff seriously backwards about Buddhism. I was a Buddhist for some years. Buddhists have no “god.” Not plural, not singular, just the absence of a “god.” Except for one sect of Buddhism that believes the Buddha was enlightened to the point of being “god-like.” Also, the enlightenment story is off. He came upon the realization of being enlightened after fasting for many days and nights. Also, Buddhists have pledged a vow of pacifism. Any act of violence goes against MANY of the very rites that make up the Buddhist religion. So, in that sense, “treating” someone can be considered an act of violence. They very rarely “act” on things due to the fact that to some people violence can follow any action. I have to question how long the asker has been a Buddhist. Because they are WAY off in many ways.
A pastor friend of mine once asked me, “Judah, do you know any pimps?”
“Um, no?” I was a bit confused about where this conversation was going.
“Do you know any drug dealers?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Any exotic dancers?”
“How about any prostitutes?”
“Of course not!” I was a bit indignant now, as if he was trying to indict me somehow. He got a sad look on his face.
“Neither do I,” he said. “I think that’s part of the problem.
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My first night as the manager on duty at Dollar General, and I get someone arrested. Boo yah! I don’t play games.
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‘If I read the Bible, I’ll go to Heaven.’ No. Reading the Bible will show you the Person who will lead you to Heaven.
I just want to get married to someone and start building a life together. How cute is the idea though. Waking up to someone, making breakfast, being lazy together, marathoning lotr, watching tv shows cuddled in blankets, taking turns making tea, making them smile, reading books aloud, not being alone…
Sound good but it’d be even better if you added praying together, trust together, worship together and love god together! †
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I SAW A MAGAZINE AT WORK THAT SAID “TORI TRAPPED” ARE YOU OKAY? WHO TRAPPED YOU? WERE YOU STILL TRAPPED? DO YOU NEED A KNIGHT IN NOT SO SHINY ARMOR AND NO REAL PHYSICAL STRENGTH TO RESCUE YOU?!
Quotes taken from "Don’t Judge Me": Where We Went Wrong — Daniel Paris
This is what I was trying to get to the other day.
This is important.
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