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Re: The dark side of Buddhism
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2017, 05:36:13 AM »
What YOU believe to be true, is true for YOU.

Do you believe there is any absolute truth?

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No

I do not do belief. I practice.

Do you practice that there is absolute truth?

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Re: The dark side of Buddhism
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2018, 08:56:59 AM »
What YOU believe to be true, is true for YOU.

Do you believe there is any absolute truth?

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It should be pointed out that this question cannot be answered in the negative without being self-defeating. If you say "no, absolute truth does not exist", you have made an absolute truth claim.

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Re: The dark side of Buddhism
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2018, 09:06:41 AM »
What YOU believe to be true, is true for YOU.

Do you believe there is any absolute truth?

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It should be pointed out that this question cannot be answered in the negative without being self-defeating. If you say "no, absolute truth does not exist", you have made an absolute truth claim.

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Re: The dark side of Buddhism
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2018, 12:16:37 PM »
There are no absolute truths, just what we believe are absolutes until we find a better fit for the supporting evidence. (The scientific method)

Above mentioned beliefs may be accepted as those as absolute truths, but until we see supporting evidence they may not be accepted.

A belief that Blankfein should burn in hell does not mean it will happen, no matter how appropriate it would be!.

I think therefore I may be. Perhaps. I need more evidence.

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Re: The dark side of Buddhism
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2018, 12:34:11 PM »
Perhaps he will undergo spontaneous combustion, like in one those unexplained occurrences AZ posts all the time. I'll see if I can creatively visualize that one.

Anyway, he's not my favorite for "burn-in-fiery-Christian-hell" anyway. I like Milton Friedman better for that. He's the smart boy who invented income tax withholding for wage earners. (It was WWII, and it was only supposed to be for the war...just like the income tax itself was to be only for WWI). Right.
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