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I was watching Richard Dawkin's documentary Root of all Evil. For those who don't know about the program (it's available freely on youtube) it is essentially a piece that heavily criticises the world's major religions (except Buddhism) because they are based on blind faith rather than logical reason. This in turn due to each religions strong adherence to their 'law' or doctrine leads to many problems in the world such as Israel-Palestine wars and the implementation of creationism in schools curiculum.
I found myself agreeing and nodding heavily with every single minute of the program (I am atheist, Buddhist, and a scientist - the triple threat!). However, being of a sceptical and curious nature, I had wondered what are some of the legitimate criticisms one can come up with Buddhism?
I am definitely biased to Buddha's teachings but as a scientist and one who bases my decisions on logic, I find the concept of recincarnation as fundamentally flawed. The reasoning behind my conclusion on reincarnation is simply because I have not seen it in my own eyes and the concept itself has a fairytale concept behind it. It has a supernatural element to it in my opinion.
PLease share your thoughts on this topic if you wish, I am very curious and interested in what some people think about this.