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hajues hajues 18-21 17 Answers Nov 4, 2012 in Religion

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I think it depends on how you take it. Quakerism adopts some VERY similar practices as Buddhism, but is a branch of Christianity. Believing in the value of meditation, the sanctity of life, etc etc can definitely cross over. But I think when it comes to doctrine, they really cannot be combined without violating christianity's abhoration of false idols.

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you have to remember that the buddha is not a god. he is a teacher who passes on his knowledge of the way things are

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Absolutely, but the many ways to nirvana approach is distinctly un-Christian. Christian doctrine insists that it is only through full acceptance of Christ as the son of God that you can ascend into the kingdom of heaven. So fir christians either nirvana is a false concept of truth introduced by Satan, or it's just a myth...

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i also have a different concept of heaven.

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No it's having a variety and open-mind of religious beliefs, a mixture is better than singularity in most cases, adds to your ethics.

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If you take each one seriously, then yes. But you wouldn't take any other religion seriously on a personal level if you already took one seriously on a personal level. Not at the same time. If you accept Jesus, you can't reject Jesus at the same time.

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Yes, buddhism is an atheistic religion specifically meant to get you to evaluate how you live your life and it's impact on others. A deist can learn from buddhist teachings and use them to better their life, but if they continue to ascribe to a deity of any kind they are not really a buddhist, just following some of the principles.<br />
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Many self described buddhists ignore that the main Buddhist teachings never reference god, only a self, and others, interconnected in a vast cycle of birth and death. I'm not sure how you can shoehorn worhipping jesus in there.

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Not at all. Buddhism is not a religion, it's a philosophical path that is compatible with most peaceful religions, and also compatible with atheism.

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Being a Christian is ba<x>sed on belief of and acceptance of Christ and following His teachings. If a Christian chooses to follow buddhist teachings that don't conflict with biblical teachings maybe he would then be a buddhist Christian. I'm not familiar with the teachings of buddha, but I doubt that they could add anything to what Christ taught.

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It turns out religions have been borrowing from each other. The Golden Rule (that I personally find debatable as a moral principle) belongs in many traditions. <br />
Differences might fade even more today: many Christians get interested in Buddhism and Buddhists get interested in Western religions, each people probably hoping to find a new truth in other cultures while still being influenced by their original culture. Nowadays, there's a global religious philosophy that seems to emerge, we probably have lost touch with the older forms of worships anyway.

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yes. religions to borrow from one another all the time

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"no man can serve two masters"

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not if you put a small c in christian

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Is being schizophrenic a nut job?

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Funniest joke I've read this month. And last.

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I don't think so. I sometimes confuse Buddhist teachings with Christian if I read them out of context.

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