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DaftChris · Spiritually conflicted. · Veteran

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  • Re: God without chips

    Meh, I don't mind the "G" word. As someone who believes in a divinity, I use "god" because most people understand it.

    If I tried to explain what I believe in is more akin to the Tao, Adi-Buddha, or Brahman, I might end up losing people in the conversation (which has happened before).

    lobsterEarthninja
  • Re: Just for fun: the random, useless announcements thread!

    A friend, whom I haven't seen in 5 years, is visiting from Germany. I'm pretty excited! :D

    Bad thing is, however, I live in a pretty damn dead city. Aside from places like bookstores, movies, and restaurants, there is really nothing much to do here.
    lobsterJeffrey
  • Re: BUDDHISTS ON REINCARNATION??

    I don't know about others, but to me rebirth/reincarnation is something philosophically interesting to ponder about; but ultimately we can't know for sure if it's true (if at all).

    My advice? By all means stimulate your brain and mind with ideas and philosophies of what could be true, but remember that your life now (the one that you know you're living in) is more important. Better to make good use of your time on what you know you can do, rather than on what may or may not be real.

    EvenThirdlobsterInvincible_summer
  • Re: What is YOUR attitude towards the military?

    I'm mixed about the military and many of its actions.

    However, I 100% support soldiers and realize that, like us, they are only human. You may not like what they do or why they do it, but they are still people who need an understanding ear; and a shoulder to cry on if need be. It's one of the reasons I'm considering Chaplaincy.
    Toshvinlyndhammachick
  • Re: Views on Jesus in Buddhism

    I don't believe Jesus was God, nor do I believe he was a Buddhist monk.

    Nevertheless, at least in theory, he seems like he was a very wise man who offered greatly radical ideas in his time; which ultimately spread to (and changed much of) the world. For better or worse.

    Overall, I dig him. :)
    vinlynInvincible_summer