Distorted Visions of Buddhism: Agnostic and Atheist

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Re: Distorted Visions of Buddhism: Agnostic and Atheist

Post by Alex123 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:20 am

binocular wrote:Why does it matter what other people may know or not know? Why does it matter whether they are hallucinating or not?
Problem arises when someone who doesn't believe those visions or doubts the validity of that idea is said to have "pride and egotism" as you have said in.
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Re: Distorted Visions of Buddhism: Agnostic and Atheist

Post by Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:35 am

I think any meaningful discussion has been exhausted.
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loud gush the streamlets,
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