This is "Connections to Other Paths". I would never say that "(heterodox) Christianity is the same as Buddhism", or even "X or Y 'Buddhism,'" but I would say that there are "some" (as in: "an indeterminated amount of") similarities.ToVincent wrote:Isn't this a Buddhist forum?Coëmgenu wrote:This was not the passage, this was the, admittedly eccentric and vague, hint. We have profoundly fundamental disagreements on many levels. I don't mean this as aggression, I mean this as a statement of fact. Based on my observation of your previous posts, there is not a lot of point in us engaging in substantial conversation here. If you are moved, for some reason, to message me, perhaps we can say hello and begin a dialogue, but this is not the place. I don't think anything will come of us talking here. If you want to, you are free to post to your heart's content here or anywhere (as long as it is relevant to the OP and the TOS), but there wont be dialogue in the sense of mutual exchange, here at least. I think that is for the best of the forum, as we would need to discuss some very basic facts of Buddhadharma that are far beyond the purview of this thread.
I thought there was "Universalists" forums elswhere.
"Wisdom is wisdom regardless of where it comes from."
"Even a broken clock is right twice daily."
Contrived platitudes, sure, but these statements, IMO, are true in their way, or rather, can be.
This is a connection to another path. There is no stipulation in the TOS that users of a forum must necessarily agree with a connection. If a thread becomes distracting and negatively impacts a great many users, moderators have a responsibility to step in and lock a bad thread, but I am of the opinion that people can disagree without ill-speech, without descent into lower realms of mental activity, I think people can disagree civilly. I have had numerous other threads in the past, where the consensus amongst users was that my "connection" was invalid, and it was not a point of contention.
You are quite free to think my "connection" is utter nonsense.