How is it that a non-Buddhist presumes to instruct and correct a Buddhist who has followed the Path for over forty years. I have degrees in Asian Studies, and did graduate work in Oriental Philosophy and Religion. My second language is Chinese, and I've been studying Buddhist texts since I was in my twenties. Perhaps, you have some authoritative citations from your profound studies that contradict my statement that in Buddhism there is no god? I'd be interested in having you deomonstrate your superior knowledge and understanding of my religion to me.
I think that tonight I'm on the prod. It seems that every little thing irks me today. The weather was cold, and I didn't get any studio time. Christmas presents sent to our youngest son didn't arrive, and we just recieved news of another death in the family; that's two this holiday alone. The ranks are thinning fast. Only one person left older than me. Oh well.
Well we do have something in common at least. I'm a nationally published
artist who didn't get any studio time today either. Dem bone do ache here
too. Sorry you have had a bad day.
I do will you wouldn't mix us Christians in with those Muslims whose
Allah is right out of the pit of hell. If you have any Christians with a
gun to your head trying to convert you, I will personally come to your
rescue and set them straight. The Koran demands you be converted
or killed. Don't call me when they show up.
You, Sir, are a very learned man in Buddism indeed. Some of the most
learned Christians I know are the dumbest most misguided people I
know. Some of the smartest Chrisitians I know cannnot read or write.
Thank God we don't have to be learned to follow Christ. He made it
so simple a child can understand it. It is not complicated, only the
LEARNED have tried there best to make it so. That's called religion.
Yes, there have many misguided nominal Christians throughout history.
You can't blame God for that. Blame the stupidiity of men.
As for the Pox, do Buddist cast spells? I know that Budda didn't want
to be worshiped, and that's about it. Since my God is in my heart instead
of my head I just don't have any reason to want to kneo more. I witness
his presence every day and believe in my heart that what He tells me
about being with Him for eternity or being seperated from Him for
eternity makes perfect sense in my heart by what I witness going on in
this world falling apart at the seams. I hope Budda will be there for you
when it gets much worse than it is now.