An Islam Christian debate.

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An Islam Christian debate.

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:23 am

Very informative discussion.

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Post by lyndon taylor » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:03 pm

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Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Post by DNS » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:59 pm

SarathW wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:23 am
Very informative discussion.
I think you posted the wrong video? The video in the OP is a waterfront home for sale in Queensland. Did you buy the home?

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Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Sorry guys!
I correct the mistake.
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Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Post by DooDoot » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 am

I listened to the video earlier today, while I was working. While the Muslim easily diminished the authenticity of the Christian texts, I found the discussion essentially worthless, because neither were discussing the path or way of life but were (impossibly) attempting to establish their prophet was from god or was god. It was a debate over the messenger instead of the message. At least I said to myself: "Thank god for the Buddha". :meditate:
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Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Post by SarathW » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:50 am

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 am
I listened to the video earlier today, while I was working. While the Muslim easily diminished the authenticity of the Christian texts, I found the discussion essentially worthless, because neither were discussing the path or way of life but were (impossibly) attempting to establish their prophet was from god or was god. It was a debate over the messenger instead of the message. At least I said to myself: "Thank god for the Buddha". :meditate:
Bhikkhus, both formerly and now what I teach is suffering and the cessation of suffering. MN 22

This Dhamma is directly visible, immediate, inviting one to come and see, applicable, to be personally experienced by the wise. SN 35.70
I agree.
I have watched tons of videos about Islam and Christianity, but nothing about the teaching.
But we have to ask the question why half of the world population is Muslims and Christians.
Perhaps not having a teaching could be the attraction.
The way I understand the basic requirement is just to pray.
It is much simpler than trying to understand Anatta.
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Re: An Islam Christian debate.

Post by lostitude » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 pm

The thing is, the teaching is worthless if it has no authoritative source, especially when it contains so many elements which must be taken on faith (unlike buddhism). Hence the importance of establishing that the texts are as divine as possible...

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