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If you are talking about the Buddha being fat...that isn't actually how the historical Buddha was. He was lean all his life, right up to the age of 80 when he died. That the Buddha was overweight is a popular misconception.

What I read is that there was a Chinese monk named Ho'tei. He was a very happy and content person. A big, full belly in Chinese art was symbolic of being satisfied and fulfilled in life (or something like that), so depictions of Ho'tei started emerging depicting him as a pretty big guy (a fat guy). He was stocky in real life, so the art took that idea and just played upon it. He is also known as "Happy Ho'tei". Anyway, the big round Buddha is actually art/sculptures/figurines/statues of that guy. Maybe (I'm just saying maybe) somewhere down the line this ended up becoming a popular way to portray the Buddha (as a jovial, overweight person).

But yeah, the Buddha in real life was never overweight.


Er....no. When I said big, I just meant that figuratively. The Buddha who came first, who everyone thinks of when they say Buddha. I also read that article too. Was that cracked?



Ah, yeah, you are right, the man who became known as the Buddha was this world's first one, according to their religion.

No, I didn't read that from an article. I read it on a message board about Buddhism, in a section where people could created threads about inquires they have about the religion.
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Why is Christianity always bashed by liberals? What about Islam? Their book is pretty crazy too.
I suggest we ban all books out of respect for illiterate people. We should be considerate about their feelings.


Picture books, man. Like my idea for a newspaper just for illiterate people. All pictures. No words.

Hey. The main, big, Buddha was a guy. We should ban Buddhism too.


We should ban Buddhism because the Buddah became so thin he looked like a skeleton. That might make overweight people feel bad and develop anorexia.
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Ah, yeah, you are right, the man who became known as the Buddha was this world's first one, according to their religion.

No, I didn't read that from an article. I read it on a message board about Buddhism, in a section where people could created threads about inquires they have about the religion.


So.....yeah. Nice try correcting me? Sorry it backfired. Try again later.
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Sorry for the title!


Anyhow, there's a petition going on atm that wants to ban the bible from being sold due to it being sexist towards woman.



Maybe I should give the full story, so what happened was that a few weeks ago a group got GTAV banned from 2 massive store chains in Australia due to a petition claiming it being sexist and against woman. So now a bunch of people want to get other stuff banned from those store chains due to them removing one thing that they just so happened to like for similar reasons as GTAV was banned for.

https://www.change.org/p/target-target-australia-must-remove-all-super-mario-bros-games-from-sale/share?just_signed=true

https://www.change.org/p/target-withdraw-the-holy-bible-this-sickening-book-encourages-readers-to-commit-sexual-violence-and-kill-women


It's funny because Target came out with a tweet saying they didn't sell the Bible.


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Everyone knows it's as outdated as anything, but yet they still believe in it.

What a world, huh?
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Is it me or has Australia got crazier in recent times?
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and this is why i abstain from religion- its kinda bs and it only causes conflicts in the modern era (and in the past)
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Hmph. The Bible.

Coming from One who has actually READ the King James version from Cover to Cover 3 times...All I can do is chuckle and kinda drop My head. When You actually step back away from the Dogma and Ceremonies that are purported by Religions and look at things objectively for but a few seconds, You will see just how absolutely ludicrous the Practices are in this Day and Time. With My "beginning" Healthcare background, I can find MANY faults, perversions, and absolute falsehoods wrote about throughout the Book. It seems like People nowadays don't seem to realize that all of this, the Works and the writing...These were done by Men residing in the depths of a completely barren Desert area. I'm in no way saying that those participating in the Works were any less intelligent than We Men and Women of Today...However, they lacked knowledge concerning Medical issues. "Burning bushes"..."Staircases to Heaven"...In such arid and forsaken lands, the heat and lack of hydration would INDEED cause Hallucinations. Not only Hallucinations, but seemingly aural addresses...Also, I in no way am saying the Bible is a terrible, or stupid tome...The Bible has many uses; Absolutely NONE of them Religious. The Bible can teach You ways in which to be a better Person to Your fellow Man. It can give You help addressing certain issues in Your Life that You may be having trouble with. It can help You come to respect Yourself as Someone of worth, helping build confidence within Yourself. Again, NONE of these things have a single thing to do with Religion, yet the aid and teachings can be found within the Bible. I'm not saying that ALL of which is written within the Bible is false, as many occasions written within it can actually be validated Historically. But when it comes down to it, I think the Bible is not meant to be taken literally. I think that it is simply a tool that has been passed down to help - When it can...And assist Humanity in certain instances. But I'll just say, the Practice of what goes on within Churches is almost laughable. Okay, another clarification...I'm not saying that it's stupid, or ridiculous to believe in "God", or a "Higher Power"...Nor am I laughing at the praxis that is identified as "Faith". All I'm saying is that if You ARE One of those who believe, there are OTHER WAYS to go about demonstrating Your faith to Your "Higher Power" than coming to a fancy building, dressed in Your best Suit and Tie...Tossing Money into a basket, and standing and Singing hymns - Most of which are well over 100 Years old.

In conclusion, if there IS a "God" or a "Higher Power" and You believe the word that says when You come to Him in Prayer, He will be there listening to You. It doesn't matter if You are in a ridiculously large Tabernacle, or a Hog Shed...If You are TRULY seeking Out His assistance, He will not care WHO You are...WHERE You are...or WHAT You're coming to Him in Prayer over. That's omniscience for You. Again, this Post was NOT meant to offend or upset ANYONE of ANY sect or denomination. Stay true to Yourself!
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All I know after reading most of these post, is that I really worry about the state of education. Guess most of you were never made to read Jonathan Swift's writing.
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Hmph. The Bible.

Coming from One who has actually READ the King James version from Cover to Cover 3 times...All I can do is chuckle and kinda drop My head. When You actually step back away from the Dogma and Ceremonies that are purported by Religions and look at things objectively for but a few seconds, You will see just how absolutely ludicrous the Practices are in this Day and Time. With My "beginning" Healthcare background, I can find MANY faults, perversions, and absolute falsehoods wrote about throughout the Book. It seems like People nowadays don't seem to realize that all of this, the Works and the writing...These were done by Men residing in the depths of a completely barren Desert area. I'm in no way saying that those participating in the Works were any less intelligent than We Men and Women of Today...However, they lacked knowledge concerning Medical issues. "Burning bushes"..."Staircases to Heaven"...In such arid and forsaken lands, the heat and lack of hydration would INDEED cause Hallucinations. Not only Hallucinations, but seemingly aural addresses...Also, I in no way am saying the Bible is a terrible, or stupid tome...The Bible has many uses; Absolutely NONE of them Religious. The Bible can teach You ways in which to be a better Person to Your fellow Man. It can give You help addressing certain issues in Your Life that You may be having trouble with. It can help You come to respect Yourself as Someone of worth, helping build confidence within Yourself. Again, NONE of these things have a single thing to do with Religion, yet the aid and teachings can be found within the Bible. I'm not saying that ALL of which is written within the Bible is false, as many occasions written within it can actually be validated Historically. But when it comes down to it, I think the Bible is not meant to be taken literally. I think that it is simply a tool that has been passed down to help - When it can...And assist Humanity in certain instances. But I'll just say, the Practice of what goes on within Churches is almost laughable. Okay, another clarification...I'm not saying that it's stupid, or ridiculous to believe in "God", or a "Higher Power"...Nor am I laughing at the praxis that is identified as "Faith". All I'm saying is that if You ARE One of those who believe, there are OTHER WAYS to go about demonstrating Your faith to Your "Higher Power" than coming to a fancy building, dressed in Your best Suit and Tie...Tossing Money into a basket, and standing and Singing hymns - Most of which are well over 100 Years old.

In conclusion, if there IS a "God" or a "Higher Power" and You believe the word that says when You come to Him in Prayer, He will be there listening to You. It doesn't matter if You are in a ridiculously large Tabernacle, or a Hog Shed...If You are TRULY seeking Out His assistance, He will not care WHO You are...WHERE You are...or WHAT You're coming to Him in Prayer over. That's omniscience for You. Again, this Post was NOT meant to offend or upset ANYONE of ANY sect or denomination. Stay true to Yourself!


Dude. that writing style is horrific.

I HaVe REad TehBIBle ToO.

I'm more of a Gnostic Christian.

The bible isn't bad once you understand it's a book with multiple functions and originally worked as a series of scrolls. It's religion but it's also history, law, culture via songs and wisdom sayings, etc. Each one taken on its own is fine for that context in a way, but when it's bound in book form, it's given a particular order and stuck into one codex. Then there's the new testament. Four books are written by those that, according to the story, about 1500 years after the old book (which is there primarily as reference), witnessed the new godhead that revised the whole religion. Then there's the rest of the new testament, written by a tax man and a eunuch who had a vision of the new godhead, and decided to convert and become the guy who penned the rest of the bible (except for revelations, which was a crazy guy in the desert having visions).as he wrote letters to all these other areas of the known world trying to convince them to convert.

It really isn't meant to be read from cover to cover and definitely not meant for each book to carry the same weight.

So if you're truly christian, the gospels should be most important. Those contain the stories of eyewitnesses of christ. The front of the book is reference material for studying about jesus. The letters are there to define the church and it's message. The crazy man's talk at the end is there because....?????

Anyhow, that's my 2 cents.
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All I know after reading most of these post, is that I really worry about the state of education. Guess most of you were never made to read Jonathan Swift's writing.


Nope... but then again, these days satire and truth are too similar to tell apart.

The internet has been leaking more and more each day and for probably at least 10 years now...
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All I know after reading most of these post, is that I really worry about the state of education. Guess most of you were never made to read Jonathan Swift's writing.


Hey I had to read A Modest Proposal for my 12th grade English class and to be honest it was easily one of the most interesting things I had to read in High school mostly because it is satire. Though it may have helped that me and the teacher I had for that class had a similar sense of humor and we got along for the most part.
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A Modest Proposal was also one of my favorite things from High School, that and some Mark Twain short stories are great satire. This whole ban the bible thing is obviously A modest Proposal type deal, but no one reads the thread. Everyone wants to prove their own pointless bias. Then again threads like this are made to feed the trolls so maybe I'm the one wasting my time and not getting the reason behind the post.

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I agree, a lot of people are overly hard against Christianity. A lot of atheists are rabble rousers who like to stir up conflict and disharmony. On the other hand, a lot of Christians do bother me. There are a lot of Christians I don't like. I don't know what it is like in other parts of the world, but here in America, I see a lot of terrible and ignorant things coming from certain Christians, and I can see why anti-Christian sentiments are on the rise. Lots of Christians are good and are great people. But also, lots of Christians aren't too good or are just straight up bad, and a lot of these said Christians point the finger every which way, and judge and condemn others freely. We're told as Christians to try not to judge others, but some Christians excessively judge and condemn whoever they personally don't like.


Even though it's only sort of on topic: I agree. I was raised in a Catholic household, and my church community actively encourages acceptance and tolerance of everybody, no matter what. It's a very positive and inclusive environment. We also follow a looser interpretation of the Bible's teachings so that probably plays a role. But I've also met my fair share of Christians, some very close to me, who take their faith to the extreme, take the Bible very literally without factoring in its age (and how we got to the book we have today), condemn people left and right, and spread some truly terrible messages. I fully understand why people like that would taint others' views on Christianity, but it makes me sad because a few rotten apples make the whole bunch look bad.

Of course, I'd think we'd find this is true of any religion. Every religion has its extremists that will taint how outsiders view that religion. And it's usually the extremists that draw the most attention.
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Well then, someone is butt hurt. I have nothing against feminists since I am for independence for women and equality between women and men, but sometimes they make females look terrible.
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