meindzai wrote: Annabel wrote:
meindzai wrote: God (or the gods) can screw with anybody, anywhere, at any time, for whatever reason he/she seems fit, regardless of one's actions or even beliefs. Kamma is directly related to action.
Meindzai, then wouldn't the kammic response be for you, that your belief, Buddhism, will get trashed by others in vulgar language?
"Kamma is directly related to action.."
I haven't trashed anything. My description is accurate.
Meindzai, I think saying that a God will "screw" somebody anytime he wants to is street language and is missing important other aspects.
If you take Islam for instance, then Allah has 99 most beautiful names, and the overwhelming majority of those names are positive, like:
The Most Merciful One
The Most Compassionate One
Only a small percentage of those names describe Allah's less pleasant attributes
The Afflictor" asf.
One has to do a religion justice, I feel, by showing both sides.
According to the Abrahamic traditions, for all those who think that a God is screwing them when they don't get it their way, you have others who praise.
I think that belongs into a balanced view.
And before people misunderstand me and think i am trying to preach to them, far from.
I just want to see a balanced representation of another belief.
If somebody misrepresents Buddhism, I will do the same for Buddhism.
(Sorry, I got a thing with justice.)
And it's certainly not pointed against you.