Wise Words. Why cant most religious people follow this viewpoint? I know that some people already do.. H science proves Some belief of Buddhism , then will have Broadsword Buddism tibet dalailama
Upload
Login or register
Leave a comment Refresh Comments (460)
[ 460 comments ]
Anonymous comments allowed.
80 comments displayed.
#8 - unnameable
Reply +196
(09/10/2012) [-]
I have to say, I think Buddhism is more a philosophy than a religion.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but Buddhists don't worship a deity, and isn't that a requirement for a religion?
#12 to #8 - freespeech
0
has deleted their comment [-]
#19 to #12 - brettyoke
Reply -4
(09/10/2012) [-]
Christians worship weekly (Sunday)...
#185 to #19 - perronfan
Reply -7
(09/11/2012) [-]
but it says worship everydya...most christians dont even read the bible they are sheep and **** here come the thumbs by all the 12-16 year olds here who cant think for themselves
#351 to #185 - ilovehitler
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
You know, when people actually did do exactly what the bible says, there ended up being a lot of holy wars, public burnings, and other senseless murder.

All things must adapt to survive, religion is no exception.
#366 to #351 - perronfan
Reply -2
(09/11/2012) [-]
dude i hate religion and the bible..im saying most moronic christians beleive in something because their parents did, and they nothing about why or how it came to be
#368 to #366 - ilovehitler
Reply +2
(09/11/2012) [-]
But why hate religion? Is it wrong for them to want something in the way of comfort, even in the worst of times?
Religion has become increasingly abstract, and while some still are so serious they'd kill over it, its adapting has made it so people, in general, don't kill over it.

Religion isn't to be hated, or even scoffed. Not until you can prove that deities don't exist, which is, with current technology, impossible.
#387 to #368 - perronfan
Reply -2
(09/11/2012) [-]
in this day and age it is willful ignorance and that is just pathetic
#396 to #387 - otterbro
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
Wow you're acting like a total cunt about this aren't you.
But it's okay i guess, it makse you look really cool :3
#412 to #396 - perronfan
Reply -2
(09/11/2012) [-]
nah i just have opinions
nah i just have opinions
#41 to #8 - anon
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
Philosophy is an odd thing. When we use the word in everyday speech you know you sometimes hear it hilariously. They say, Oh, its never good to be late. Thats my philosophy.

You think thats a generous description of that rather dull precept to call it a philosophy, but its odd how philosophers generally speaking, at least the ones I've read or the ones I you know value, dont have in that sense a philosophy. There is no particular Socratic or Nietzschean or Kantian way to live your life. They dont offer ethical codes and standards by which to live your life. -SF

BTW, Philosophy means the study of knowledge, nothing more.

#455 to #8 - angelious
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
indeed most of buddhist people(including me) consider buddhism more as a guide to a better way of life.ofcourse there is also alot of stories about demons and gods but most of these are either symbolism or derived from old religions and adobted into buddhism and they are generally considered not necessary part of the buddhist way.
#469 to #8 - drakonpunch
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
You could say that, but in the end it's not much better than religion. Buddhist countries are still building extremely expensive buildings and altars, leaving the population more poor
#10 to #8 - iRetaliate
Reply +1
(09/10/2012) [-]
No, it's not.

Ever heard of atheism, monotheism, and polytheism? They're all different subsets of religion.
#26 to #10 - piclemaniscool
Reply +2
(09/11/2012) [-]
Atheism isn't a religion. It is the beliefe that a god/deity does not exist. You can follow teachings of a religion without believing in a higher power. they are separate.
#284 to #26 - iRetaliate
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
No, atheism isn't like a SECT that is DIFFERENT from religion.

If it were, then there wouldn't be a term "irreligious". Atheism simply defines the lack of a belief in a God, such as in Buddhism.

Irreligious means that you don't religiously follow a religion, which is a very broad term.
#61 to #26 - anon
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
It is a religion
#53 to #26 - blaaz
0
has deleted their comment [-]
#202 to #26 - saladtongsofdeath
Reply -1
(09/11/2012) [-]
This image has expired
and then you have agnostics
#281 to #202 - pokemonstheshiz
Reply +3
(09/11/2012) [-]
Agnostic is just a description of one's belief adding on that they do not know there belief is true for sure, but they still believe it. You can have an agnostic theist or an agnostic atheist, one says that there is no way humans could know if there is a divine being, but he believes in it anyway. The other ones says the same, but doesn't believe in it. The opposite of agnostic is gnostic, which says they know that there is/isn't a divine being.
.
#471 to #281 - saladtongsofdeath
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
i know what agnostics are, im just pointing out that you have many different beliefs upto and including agnostics
#58 to #26 - staticenhance
Reply -2
(09/11/2012) [-]
Slight correction, atheism isn't the belief that there is no god, it's the disbelief in god.

Subtle, but major difference.
What you described is a negative position of belief. (Anti-theism). It's own claim.
While atheism is a neutral position of disbelief. A response to another claim.
#75 to #58 - piclemaniscool
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
Wouldn't that be closer to agnosticism? I thought I was describing weak-atheism
#103 to #75 - staticenhance
Reply +2
(09/11/2012) [-]
Gnostic is latin for all-knowing
A is latin for without

So agnosticism is just admitting that you don't know everything / not everything can be known. A lot of people, wrongly in my opinion, needlessly use it in a religious sense.

A = without
Theism = belief in god
So people who identify themselves as agnostic can be correctly identified as atheist (since by admitting to not knowing, they're inherently without belief in god, or atheistic.)

Anti = against or opposite of
Theism = belief in god
While a person who describes himself as atheist, but tells you for sure that there is no such thing as god, as a positive claim, is really an anti-theist.

It all gets very confusing on a philosophical levels. Every anti-theist is an atheist by definition. But not every atheist is an anti-theist.

Similarly, a christian who tells you for sure that there is a god, would be a gnostic Christian. Although one can not really be gnostic (all knowing.)
#128 to #103 - piclemaniscool
Reply -1
(09/11/2012) [-]
I believe you are correct. Let me just put this here though reddit.com/r/atheism/faq#Howcanatheistssayforsuretheresnogod
I'm a bit too tired to hold up a conversation, so I hope this can continue it for me. Possibly incorrect information, didn't consider that when first reading it.
#182 to #103 - perronfan
Reply -6
(09/11/2012) [-]
semantics=asshole like you
#431 to #182 - staticenhance
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
If by semantics, you mean, not being an ignorant moron like yourself, then thanks.
#494 to #431 - perronfan
Reply -1
(09/11/2012) [-]
oh you so funny
oh you so funny
#409 to #10 - melioracogito
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
I don't get why people thumb you down. It's true. The most widespread kind of Buddhism is an atheist religion. They have no God, so it's neither monotheism or polytheism.

#218 to #10 - sippay
Reply -1
(09/11/2012) [-]
Buddhism is a form of atheism?
#287 to #218 - pokemonstheshiz
Reply -1
(09/11/2012) [-]
Not at all. They have a doctrine that they follow, and a belief in supernatural things such as reincarnation. Some sects of it believe Buddha to be a deity or incarnation, but most see him just as a wise man. This second one is more accurate, since Buddha asked people not to worship him. But it has nothing to do with atheism.
#282 to #218 - iRetaliate
Reply -1
(09/11/2012) [-]
It's an atheistic religion.
#13 to #8 - augustusxxiv
Reply +137
(09/10/2012) [-]
Depends on the sect of Buddhism. Some worship Buddha like a god, others revere him as a wise man and teacher.
#29 to #13 - shazmothree
Reply +117
(09/11/2012) [-]
You two guys are making my brain tingle with knowledge and excitement.
You two guys are making my brain tingle with knowledge and excitement.
#444 to #29 - daentraya
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
If youre interested then i found a version of the diamond sutra, which is explained well for us western white folks. In youtube, diamond Sutra 101. I just like the way he talks and makes me actually understand some of it
#414 to #29 - yournewdad
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
source on gif? :)
#418 to #414 - anon
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
a movie called "Land of the Lost" from 2009, very funny comedic adventure film!
#422 to #418 - yournewdad
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
#470 to #418 - afjhahsdsl
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
i just got back and i'd just like to thank for an amazing night!
cheers mate!
#28 to #13 - hillbillypowpow ONLINE
Reply +15
(09/11/2012) [-]
most don't. he even told his followers that they shouldn't worship him
#16 to #13 - endface
Reply +5
(09/10/2012) [-]
#216 to #13 - anon
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
Fun fact: Buddha never claimed to be a god and actually insisted he wasn't as well.
#40 - guyandface
Reply +64
(09/11/2012) [-]
**guyandface rolls 00**
#66 to #40 - poriasis
Reply +5
(09/11/2012) [-]
My captcha to thumb you up was doubles =o Also, "**** yeah Legend of Zelda"
#110 to #66 - guyandface
Reply +2
(09/11/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
#426 to #66 - darkphoenixxx
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
bitch, now you have 3 characters format numbers, so you can only get trips
#18 - sparkofinsanity
Reply +41
(09/10/2012) [-]
This is what logic and reason combined with religion looks like, and dammit it is beautiful.
This is what logic and reason combined with religion looks like, and dammit it is beautiful.
#411 - powerlevel
Reply +36
(09/11/2012) [-]
I live in a city that has a majority of the people practising Buddhism. They are by far the easiest people to co-exist with, seeing how they do not give a flying **** what religion other people are and they NEVER EVER try and convert you to their faith. They just leave you the **** alone to let you practice your own beliefs.
#423 to #411 - zedfourhundred
Reply +5
(09/11/2012) [-]
Tell me where you live
Tell me where you live
#424 to #423 - powerlevel
Reply +5
(09/11/2012) [-]
I live in Penang, Malaysia. Malaysia is a  Muslim country however the city i am in has a strong Chinese majority.
I live in Penang, Malaysia. Malaysia is a Muslim country however the city i am in has a strong Chinese majority.
#425 to #424 - anon
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
Yaaaaaaay I love Penang.

I go there whenever I visit my friends in Malaysia
#427 to #425 - powerlevel
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
tell me more
#457 to #427 - unworldlypath
Reply +2
(09/11/2012) [-]
malaysia in some parts can be an amazing country if the muslims there dont try to **** you over. they burned down three catholic churches because a teenager said the word "allah"

not joking google it
#482 to #457 - soraisrox
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
There are always extremists in every country. Try not to take heed of them. In Malaysia, these kind of stuff is mostly due to politics. Most Muslims aren't like that. I myself have never met any Muslim like those even though I've been living here all my life.   
   
Gif related, it's mfw people talk about Malaysia
There are always extremists in every country. Try not to take heed of them. In Malaysia, these kind of stuff is mostly due to politics. Most Muslims aren't like that. I myself have never met any Muslim like those even though I've been living here all my life.

Gif related, it's mfw people talk about Malaysia
#495 to #457 - powerlevel
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
Yeah, you are right

But In every religion you always have some extremist. E.X. the recent Christian extremist Sihk temple shooting in america. My neighbors are muslim royalty and they are so kind and understanding to other religions its bad-ass.
#193 - nengcaste **User deleted account**
+33
has deleted their comment [-]
#116 - pinkxxpotatoes
Reply +30
(09/11/2012) [-]
#139 to #116 - iwalkudie
Reply +2
(09/11/2012) [-]
Instantly thought of this
#125 to #116 - redrock
Reply +28
(09/11/2012) [-]
#413 - admiralamory **User deleted account**
+22
has deleted their comment [-]
#419 to #413 - infernomax
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
Technically speaking, some of it can be proven wrong. However, unlike other religion which most likely will yell to the world:

"THEY'RE LYING!!!" or "YOU SATAN BASTARD!!!!" or "poor misery soul......." etc.

.......we'll just change our belief and accept the one which are proven to be the right one at time =P
#166 - Noah
Reply +22
(09/11/2012) [-]
I've been studying Buddhism a bit this week, from a non-religious point of view, it sounds like the most logical religion, I actually agree with a lot of it's ideas and philosophy.
#197 to #166 - nengcaste **User deleted account**
-4
has deleted their comment [-]
#199 to #197 - Noah
Reply +7
(09/11/2012) [-]
Compared to some religions that isn't too crazy... and I said ideas and philosophy :)
#1 - sonsofsol
Reply +21
(09/10/2012) [-]
There's very little in buddism to be disproved though
#7 to #1 - antistarfruit
Reply -5
(09/10/2012) [-]
Except like the concept of rebirth and karma which is what the whole damn religion is based on?
#24 to #7 - dratyats
Reply +8
(09/10/2012) [-]
who says karma is cosmic. somebody calls you a twat and you punch him in he face. instant karma
#39 to #7 - foromil
Reply +1
(09/11/2012) [-]
I thought karma was hindu...
#129 to #39 - nengcaste **User deleted account**
+1
has deleted their comment [-]
#9 to #7 - wilhamlin
Reply +1
(09/10/2012) [-]
Well both concepts you just stated would be impossible to prove or disprove.
#45 to #7 - keiishiyama
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
I don't think there's any way for science to tell if reincarnation is possible. That doesn't mean it's not true; it just means it could or couldn't be.
#14 to #7 - sonsofsol
Reply -1
(09/10/2012) [-]
If we're going by the scientific definition of proving something to be false, then you cant disprove it, allowing both karma and rebirth to continue.
#44 to #7 - russianapathy
Reply -2
(09/11/2012) [-]
Unfalsifiable hypotheses...
#78 to #7 - inevergetdubs
Reply -3
(09/11/2012) [-]
"It’s not superstition, it’s practically Newtonian. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Leonard pretends to be a friend and acts like a two-faced bitch, therefore he is reborn as a banana slug. It’s actually a very elegant system. You know, what goes around comes around." -Raj from Big Bang Theory.
If its on the show, its gotta be right(:
#89 to #78 - nengcaste **User deleted account**
0
has deleted their comment [-]
#6 to #1 - bennyandwills
Reply 0
(09/10/2012) [-]
Exactly
#127 to #1 - nengcaste **User deleted account**
0
has deleted their comment [-]
#447 to #127 - daentraya
Reply 0
(09/11/2012) [-]
Take away the afterlife rebirth thing, and that karma (sadly) doesnt exist as they tell you, and that apparently (of what ive heard) even they dont like gay people or black people.. then i think its fine. But there is a cycle of life, a continuous cycle, and Karma encourages good behavior which can improve your life. And they dont threaten with hell.

Also, i have a great rule for the whole karma thing: ******** and assholery = bad karma. Stuff we consider nice etc = good karma. I think its as easy as that.

Be good to a person, dont expect a thank you, but the person may be kind to you as well = more happiness. Be a dick to a person, and the person will hate you, and maybe punch you in the face = sadness
#43 - proudnerd
Reply +20
(09/11/2012) [-]
#64 to #43 - neededllama
Reply +3
(09/11/2012) [-]
*buddhists