Greetings participants and observers of the Great Rebirth debate,
My observation of threads like this on other discussion forums is that often participants "talk past each other" because of different understandings on what exactly constitutes "annihilationism", or as it is in Pali, ucchedavada
Therefore, I have created a new but related debate topic specifically addressing the topic of what constitutes annihilationism. Ucchedavada (annihilationism) - what does it actually mean? viewtopic.php?f=16&t=157
I would strongly encourage anyone who actively participates in Rebirth debates to take the time to check out the Ucchedavada (annihilationism) thread and contribute their opinions as to what exactly consitutes annihilationism.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine