the burdens that are already incumbent upon you by yourself.
Hate will never achieve anything – perhaps consider meditating on why you have such a strong reaction and don’t give up on Buddhism just because one area (or more) of your life doesn’t fit into it – it takes time to change and grow – its very good that you identify this as an issue however so go with it and when you reach a dead end (like I cant be Buddhist) try instead to look at the other side and keep going.
Ultimately, it would be ideal if we could all coexist without hate and misunderstanding and suffering – in that endeavour, the responsibility rests with each of us to accommodate and include with loving compassion.
Agree, @Zero. Too bad the discussion was broken off, there was no need, esp given the non-buddhist mindless chatter that is permeating this forum.
In the OP's thread there was a lot of room left for educating and learning, and as in your attempt above for helping to overcome a static POV by showing compassion and understanding. A real life lesson!
I dont think your discussion should have been closed like that - I keep making the point when that happens but noone listens to me... your point is not an invalid one... my response to you was:
@omar067 – interesting view on some areas of modern Christianity – youre correct that there are many different interpretations of Christianity and that there is opinion out there that what is practiced as mainstream Christianity today is not really what was envisaged as practice at the time of Jesus – the same goes for mainstream Jewish and Muslim practice also – in a very broad summary, I think this is because all religions are eventually assimilated to political and social needs – the idealism I guess is chipped away by everyday reality.
You can relax though – you don’t have to protect Buddhism in the way you suggest – Buddhism will look after itself and you should also look after yourself – allow the burdens of the world to not rest on your shoulders and after that you can concentrate on th