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Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Postby PeterB » Sun May 05, 2013 6:45 am

I think it would be entirely inappropriate for this forum to be used as an opportunity to propagate Christian concepts..on the other hand I think it would be a form of dishonesty to allow misinformation to go unremarked on.
Christian Theology does not hold that colours are mind-made in that sense.
It holds that colours are a quality inherent in an objectively exisisting and created world. And that creation is a constantly occurring and objective event intiated by God and perceptible to human beings who are endowed with permanent attas.
Further, that human beings are free to accept or reject that view.
Buddhists have a quite different view.

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Postby PeterB » Sun May 05, 2013 7:26 am

Its coherent to itself Tilt.
But that coherence depends on accepting or rejecting the fact that it is Revealed truth.
It is " foolishness to the Greeks " as St Paul said.
What I suggest is problematic is simply interpreting Christian Theology while wearing Buddhist spectacles.
Which is what is posited by the OP. It might be fun. It might meet an inner need for resolution for some former Christians.
But in the end the result is neither fish nor fowl.

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Postby alan » Sun May 05, 2013 2:59 pm

Oh, PeterB, you have so let me down.

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Postby Alex123 » Sun May 05, 2013 4:26 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Postby PeterB » Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 am

Zakattack, I am not a Buddhist, and I do not think that a Buddhist forum is a suitable venue to discuss Christian Theology..if you are interested there are Christian websites where discussion could be had. Including anthropomorphic ideas about the " mind " of God.
My only reason for joining the conversation was to demur from the view that Christianity borrowed from Buddhism.
That is my final post to this thread.
:anjali:

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