really now how in the name of god can y'all ask me to prove god is real and to prove Christianity is right when a bunch of y'all hypocrites are Buddhist
NEWSFLASH: Buddhism teaches reincarnation. well if that's so, where is Yale's rational and empirical evidence for reincarnation? didn't think you had any
so why do y'all bash Christianity yet y'all love buddhism so much?
buddhism teaches reincarnation. listen, you ain't comin back as some unicorn or something LOL
YES THEY HAVE remember ashoka during the gupta dynasty? listen bud, i dont know how much you know about history but buddhism HAS lead to death of nonbelievers such as in ancient india where buddhism originated
its evil, teaches magic, teaches worship of a fat guy that sits around thinkin hes god or something, and no religion comes close to christianity because jesus is the only way to heaven
They haven't killed anyone for being different yet, for a start.
Their history also isn't filled with bloodshed and they aren't trying to convert me every damn day.
You must be the only person in the world who views Buddhism as violent and evil Lil, but I guess that's what you get for living under an intellectual rock.
Because they're not ignorant hicks like you. Nor are they judge mental like you.
I may not believe in reincarnation, but I approve of their practices.
EDIT: Ashoka embraced Buddhism AFTER the mass deaths of the war of Kalinga, which he had waged out of a desire for conquest. He was later dedicated to the propagation of Buddhism across Asia. Ashoka was then a devotee of ahems (nonviolence), love, truth, tolerance and vegetarianism. Ashoka is remembered in history as a philanthropic administrator. The war had nothing to do with Buddhism you idiot.
Who knows their history now jackass?
"its evil" -- It is? How? Nonviolence, love, truth, and tolerance are evil now?
"fat guy that sits around thin kin hes god" - Buddhism has no belief in a Deity and Buddhists do not worship him, they emulate him.
1) There is evidence for reincarnation. See, for instance, the work of Ian Stevenson, University of Virginia. Of course this is not enough to establish reincarnation as a fact, but it is suggestive.
2) There is no sound reason to even hypothesize a deity, much less believe in one. The hypothesis is thus a product of hearsay, and the belief a product faith. Someone who forms a belief that poorly has no standing to ask anyone else for evidence for their beliefs.
As for any "love" of Buddhism, it teaches many good things, but there is very good evidence that in practice it is no better than any other religion. See "Buddha's Not Smiling" by Erik Curren, and "Zen at War" by Brian Daizen Victoria.
You are so full of it you ignorant ass.You don't know a thing about Buddhism.Pull your head out of where ever you've got it stuck and get your facts straight before you go off on some half cocked rant about something you obviously know nothing what so ever about.
It is because of people like you that Christians get such a bad name.Maybe you should go pray that your god forgives you for bringing him into disrepute.
While in modern times, we have seen ethnic and political violence become entangled with Buddhism, such as occurs in Sri Lanka, there is absolutely no justification for this in the teachings of Buddha. Zero. Zilch. None. Nada. Zip. There is not a single passage, taken in context or out of context, in the entire Pali Canon, which supports or justifies violence of any kind. Ashoka was actually great and skillful leader, he loved life so much that he prohibited animals being killed for the royal kitchens. He didn't kill anyone after he converted to Buddhism, or persecute other religions, after he gave up his war-mongering ways. While non-Buddhists may have suffered on rare occasions throughout Buddhist history, such as Muslims who occupied a low place in Tibetan society, this certainly didn't occur in Ancient India and definitely not under Ashoka.
It's hard to begin to know where to begin to address your misconceptions about Buddhism. Firstly, Buddhism is not 'evil'. It has an exceptionally strong moral ethic, coupled with mental development through meditation and generosity. The grossest violations of good human conduct: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and taking intoxicants are firmly prohibited in Buddhism. It teaches people how to overcome their own anger, greed, fear, arrogance and doubt to become upright people, and to train their minds to become calm.
Magic was prohibited by Buddha. (see: http://www.buddhanet.net/ans50.htm).
Buddha was an human being, a great teacher of exemplary attainment and moral virtue, and not God or a god to be worshiped. Buddhists pay respect to the Buddha out of profound gratitude.
The 'fat Buddha' is not a representation of the historical Buddha, Siddhattha. Rather, it depicts the Buddha of the future, Mettaya (Maitriya) in the form of the 10th century Chinese monk, Budai. The historical buddha on who taught the original Buddhist teachings was actually extremely handsome.
Buddhists believe that anyone can be reborn in heaven, if they cultivate virtue and morality, and lead good and pure lives. Buddhism, like Christianity, is followed by millions of people, and has had a profound impact on the culture and arts of the countries where it is widely practiced.