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Why do many atheists accept Bhuddism?


Many online atheists openly despise religion but have a warm soft spot for Bhuddism which is also a religion with temples, chants, prayers and reincarnation etc. Why is that?

 
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11 months ago
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    Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler) 11 months ago

    If these people went to a real temple and saw real prayers, real rituals, chanting, and bowing before a statue, they would not act like it's SO different from other religions.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    What you are describing is an Agnostic view.

    Once an atheist admits to having spiritual beliefs in a religion like bhuddism or in supernatural phenomena they have come out as closet agnostics. Atheists don't "do religion" unless they "come out".


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    cheaptrick 11 months ago

    This is,without a doubt,the best answer I've read so far.I would Love to have your depth.All due respect...


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Try reading up on Kwan Yin one of the main Buddhist Goddesses.


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11 months ago
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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    I mostly agree. However many atheists online have a stubborn stereotype of religion as right wing back woods fundamentalist Christian which is wrong.

    Maybe bhuddism is like the "token" black friend a racist keeps for convenient arguments sake.

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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Astrology, ghosts, esp, reincarnation are firmly and forever religious phenomena. Atheists need to stop stereotyping religion as right wing fundamentalist or just plain "come out" of the closet as plain agnostics.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Buddhism is full of deities. Read up on Kwan Yin for example.

    These many gods and goddesses reside in a Heavenly realm never quite reaching complete merging like a math asymptote constantly approaching zero but never reaching it.

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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Bhuddism has dozens of God's. If you try to Google "bhuddist deities" you will easily be enlightened about that.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Please Google Kwan Yin who is the main goddess of an entire pantheon of bhuddist gods. Gods, temples, monks, prayers, reincarnation, rosary beads, etc. It's a religion bro with Gods.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Reincarnation is a central precept of bhuddism. Their temples have altars with their main gods as statues etc. It's a religion with numerous gods and goddesses.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    All historians, encyclopedias, studies etc agree that bhuddism is a religion. To deny that is ignorance. Atheists who like bhuddism are closet agnostics but they are welcome to join a religion too.

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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Yes of course it's a religion. This is a truism. I appreciate you saying that religion is a part of history and society as it's rare to hear an atheist say that. All culture is linked to religion.

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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    I agree. Science also Co opts many ancient practices. Eg so called entanglement in physics was practiced by Neanderthal and early humans as "Sympathetic magic".

    Inoculation was used by ancient cultures etc

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 11 months ago

    I looked up Carlin again. Unlike Will Rogers Carlin was strictly a pay to see comedian. His jokes were to make money.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Of course. Kwan Yin is the main goddess.

    Bhuddists say we are all "sleeping bhuddas" which acknowledges the God like nature of everyone's soul.


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    Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler) 11 months ago

    I guess there is a sort of irreligious way to follow the ethical and philosophical teachings of many religious figures like Buddha and Jesus, but that's not the same thing as actually practicing a religion.


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    Oztinato 11 months ago

    Every encyclopedia ever written lists bhuddism as a religion.


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