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Can a person consider themselves to be both Christian and Buddhist without compromising themselves?

In their purest form the teachings of both Buddha and Christ for virtuous living are identical. The great difference, as I see it, is Christ's teachings on the Kingdom of Heaven-a subject The Buddha did not delve into. As he was dying (as I understand the tale) Buddha's disciples asked him, "Teacher, you have taught us all we know about living in this world, but what is in the next?" To which the Buddha answered, "How can I teach what I do not know?" Was not Jesus the logical continuation of Universal Truth?

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Best Answer Jacqui (jlpark) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Yeah true. Though, in the God thing - worshipping an 'idol' is just as bad apparently, even if they aren't considered a God. No one says that they have to combine completely...not all Buddhists follow all rules, nor all Christians.

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    BobMonger 2 years ago

    I'm a lay servant for the United Methodist church and as such I am also a follower of John Wesley and his teachings. So what, for you, is the big difference?

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    BobMonger 2 years ago

    You have a very strange way of looking at life,the universe, and everything.

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