Comments on: How does Buddhism differ from Christianity? /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/ News and happenings from around Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:17:29 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert West /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-64797 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:18:55 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-64797 As a Christian who practices Buddhism what I can say is that the negative comments here reflect a lack of understanding of what Buddhism is as well as a narrow and overly simplistic understanding of what Christianity is.

By: Doug /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-59068 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 02:55:44 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-59068 Please do not lump the Buddhist tradition in with pagan idol worship.
The person called The Buddha, did not want anyone to worship him. He did state that one should “work out your own salvation”. Whether you are a pentecostal, a catholic, anglican, or OH HORRORS, a muslim, you are worshipping the same God. There is Biblical truth to the start if Islam. Ishmael was a son of Abraham, and Islam considers Abraham one of the prophets of the One, True God. Siddhartha Guatama was just a man that got a clue as to the true nature of the universe. He passed that truth on to who would listen. This universe is impermanent, your God told you this.

By: J Sumitta Hudson /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-54665 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:21:14 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-54665 One of the first issues that any Buddhist or Christian needs to address is the question of spiritual diversity.

Not all Christian sects or Buddhist traditions believe exactly the same. There is a lot of theological ground to cover from Orthodox Greek and the Church of Latter Day Saints. There is a lot of spiritual divergence between Theravada and Pure Land Buddhists.

So can you reconcile Buddha and Jesus? I just wrote about this subject in my most recent blog:

I believe it can be done, but it requires a liberal understanding of both faiths. It requires “Giving Caesar what is Caesars” or rather using Buddhism to find secular happiness and Christ to the joy of the after life. Buddhism for those Buddhist Christians compliments their practice and doesn’t distract from it.

By: Vera /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-44361 Mon, 24 May 2010 06:42:34 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-44361 The biggest difference is that Jesus rose from the grave and is alive. How do I know? Because He lives in me.

By: HosannaBiz /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-40191 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:45:29 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-40191 The biggest and most important difference between Jesus Christ & Buddha? Jesus Rose above death and still alive! According to historical evidence. How reassure we Christians can look forward to His Final reappearance.
Blessings to all
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By: Religious Expert Dr Marc /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-39323 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 16:46:42 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-39323 The practice of Buddhism doesn’t worship an idol. It is a series of reincarnations until the person eventually gains enlightenment or nirvana. Buddhists use the image of Buddha to remember the teachings which bring inner and external peace and the practice of good behaviour.

If you actually look at it in the same perspective, the image of Jesus on the cross reminds us of God’s sacrifice. It was not actually permitted or created by God himself so therefore Jesus on the cross is the same as someone worshipping an idol (statue of Buddha)as it was created by man to make money.

The third commandment:
“You shall not make for yourself an idol” – What’s Jesus on the cross or any picture of Jesus then? Surely thats an idol?

By: dave /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-38738 Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:45:16 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-38738 also in a country that loved god and now has all these new beliefs in all directions, in all categories, for all reasons, what feels good, me first. we must stand strong of course with the holy ghosts help. thank you lord for the true, strong, authenic forgiving, non judgeing believers we have. just as the promises and blessing of abraham true believers carry the loving gods blessings on this beautiful country. blessings to the true religion that once you focus and check all facts only one proves the truth.

By: dave /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-38737 Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:36:30 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-38737 hey its cool to understand other beliefs as long as your faith is strong and your mind is focused on the true christian religion. remember for some that have an uncontrolled open mind they might not be able to stand strong in faith and fall into the trap that 2 or three religions combined develop their faith, its happening all the time especially at christmas when you see all the different beliefs and directives that in my opinion that draw your mind away from a beautiful loving god. thats why i feel when he says run as fast as you can from all things that pull you away.

By: malagasy /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-38455 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:28:48 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-38455 As for me it is good to compare in some circumstances but I think sincerely what is important is just to have faith in JESUS CHRIST. To show the world that He is the savior. He is the way. He is the life…
Lets take some words of a song I like very much.


Thank you for your attention


By: sharon young /blog/index.php/2010/02/08/how-does-buddhism-differ-from-christianity/comment-page-1/#comment-38429 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:08:37 +0000 /blog/?p=3658#comment-38429 To make it short and simple buddha worship idols and christians worship our lord and savior jesus christ god said put no other god before me for i’am a jealous god. we are not to suppose to worship idols. pray for them for they not know what they do or say in god grace amen.