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What Is Buddhism

Does anyone here know anything about Buddhism? Is it a cult? What do they believe? Are there christian buddhists?

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the mantra~ my friends invited me over to thier house and they were chanting. After about 5 minutes my head was screaming "Get me out of here!" It was horrible. I heard those chants open you up to the realm of the devil and his angels. It is not good or Christian. Hundreds of gods do not exist. Those are demons.
---Paul on 6/20/08

No there is no such thing as a Christian Buddhist. As for what they believe I suggest an internet search. This will give you a huge amount of information.
---m.p.a. on 6/8/08

Buddhism is a non-theistic philosophical system originating in India about 2500 years ago. Later on its founder was declared a god in some circles, but there is no evidence that he ever intended that. Much of what he taught is similar to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
---InimicusStultitiae on 10/6/07

shadoehare, there is no such thing as a Christian witch or a Christian buddhist, even though some people might use those titles. A true Christian would not be involved in either of those other religions. They cannot be merged and a Christian cannot compromise his/her faith. As for a Jew married to a Christian, they are unequally yoked and, if the wife was a Christian at the time of her marriage, she was disobedient in marrying a Jew.
---RitaH on 9/23/07

There is a Buddist temple in our area. The leader is a Catholic and the monk is a Christian. They say Budda never intended to become a god, just wanted to show people how to live a better life.
---Virginia_Watson on 9/22/07

There is no such thing as a Christian buddhist. You are either Christian or Buddhists. Buddhishm is a false religion with a false god.
---Cheryl on 3/23/07

Yes! My cousin is a Christian Witch and my uncle is a Christian Buddist. Although it's not common you can merge any religion with another to make it more "special." I had a boss once who was Jewish and his wife was Christian. They celebrated both Hannakah and Christmas. His wife kind of hated it though but only because she had to cook two kinds of food, regular and kosher. : )
---shadoehare on 3/11/07

Dear Pharisee,your take on Zen is without a doubt completly off. You either had a terrible teacher or you read a book & got it wrong.Veiwing voidness as nothingness is a common mistake & no wonder your med. failed in confusion & doubt, or is your email just a negative flame to push your point of veiw?
---Marc on 3/4/07

I was Zen Buddhist at one time.

The life is spent in the pursuit of the ever elusive state of "satori" which is to say enlightenment or understanding. Zen teaches that One cannot reach their true nature without spiritual emptiness.
This is not only completely impossible, but equivalent to killing a human so a fatal disease won't take their life.
I found all the emptiness I could swallow so I went and got a cheeseburger.
---Pharisee on 2/25/07

alan watts, go to a Budhist temple n ask them ..they r the ones who know best than any on this blog. or r u just stiring muck up about a true christian and dont jusge or criticize please..bcos thats what it seems 2b
---jana on 2/25/07

Hello, I've been a Buddhist since I was 16. I'll be 52 neek week. My Lama who I studied with for 26 years was one of the best in the world. Maybe I can help.....M
---Marc on 2/25/07

The word "Buddhist" covers as wide a range of belief and disbelief as the word "Christian" or even "Protestant".

Jiyu Kennet, a Buddhist writer from Shasta Abbey in California, writes of her encounter with an entity she calls the "Cosmic Buddha" in terms uncomfortably reminiscent of a pop-evangelical testimony.
---Jack on 2/25/07

No, there are not christian Buddhists. There are Christians, and there are Buddhists. One can follow Christ, or one can follow Buddha, but not both at the same time.
---Helen_5378 on 2/25/07

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