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by PeterB
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Logical Fallacies in Cardinal's Speech
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

Re: Logical Fallacies in Cardinal's Speech

I have seen these logical fallacies misused.. :smile: The ' Appeal To Authority ' is particularly likely to be incorrectly applied. It is quite clear that the fallacy lies in appealing to unreliable or untested authority..but I have seen it applied on Buddhist forums to recorded remarks by Ajahn Cha...
by PeterB
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Infection healed using plants only - NO antibiotics
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: Infection healed using plants only - NO antibiotics

Antibiotics can save lives in rare instances, I agree Really? You should count yourself lucky that you live in a world post 1928. kind regards, Ben :goodpost: Spot on...we can all afford to be right-on when we know we have a whole range of antibiotics to fall back on when things get really serious.
by PeterB
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective
Replies: 95
Views: 9826

Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

No need to apologise to me Bhante...I have several times quoted the opening lines of Burns' 'To A Louse'..but have translated it from the vernacular...for the same reason. :smile:
by PeterB
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective
Replies: 95
Views: 9826

Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

I am trying to walk a fine line here. To correct obvious distortions while not losing sight of the fact that this is a Buddhist forum and I am a guest. So apart from reiterating my agreement with the view that systems of spiritual thought can only be understood on their own terms, I have no desire t...
by PeterB
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective
Replies: 95
Views: 9826

Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

What that tells you barcsimalsi is what an advocate of a particular form of protestant Christianity thinks. And one who shows a very shaky grasp of Buddhism, who thinks for example that Karma/kamma is a punishment. As a former Buddhist who converted to Christianity I do not recognise his beliefs as ...
by PeterB
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective
Replies: 95
Views: 9826

Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Agreed. Each spring has be traced back to its own source...or left alone.
During my involvement with Buddhism it was my contention that the same applied to the Mahayana and Theravada too.They each needed to be subject to their own lights.
by PeterB
Fri May 24, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy-Toxoplasma consciousnesses
Replies: 18
Views: 1846

Re: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy-Toxoplasma consciousnes

There is no suggestion in the research of a simple causative principle Dan. Toxoplasmosis is providing a useful line of inquiry with reference to one causative factor...others include a genetic predisposition and cultural/environmental factors. There is evidence that some carriers of the parasites h...
by PeterB
Wed May 22, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy-Toxoplasma consciousnesses
Replies: 18
Views: 1846

Re: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy-Toxoplasma consciousnes

I will not address the possible parallels with Buddhist concepts , but the possibility of a vector which is partially responsible for schizophrenia and other major disorders is potentially highly significant. It is accepted by much of mainstream psychiatry that the schizophrenias have a number of ca...
by PeterB
Sat May 11, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ajahn Anando / Greg Klein
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Re: Ajahn Anando / Greg Klein

Remembered with great love and much gratitude. :heart:
by PeterB
Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11594

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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 conv...
by PeterB
Sun May 05, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11594

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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 posit...
by PeterB
Sun May 05, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11594

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

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. I...
by PeterB
Wed May 01, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11594

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Christianity is nonsense, and it did not borrow from Buddhism. The idea itself is preposterous. Glad to see you are back, PeterB. Are you willing to explain your position? Not back as such Alan..some topics catch my eye. I am not sure there is anything to explain. I converted to the Orthodox Church...
by PeterB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11594

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

On the contrary. I think the fact that " he remained chaste " suggests that he did. The sign of a person who is aware is not that they are human and tempted. Its the fact that they keep their vows. Certainly the Dalai Lama thought so. He described Merton as having an extraordinary insight into the n...
by PeterB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11594

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

I think it is what Ben said Coyote..I think its parallel evolution. If you get a bunch of people in caves..some in the Himalayas, some in Greece and if those guys watch their breath and calm their minds then certain results will follow. How those people then interpret those results may vary. There i...