Tag Archives: Buddhism

Buddhism vs. Christianity: They’re not as different as you might think

If you’re a skeptic and think that Buddhism has some worthwhile teachings, you’re right. Actually, all religions have something worthwhile, but we can whittle them down to different ways of saying the golden rule. Buddhism is replete with doctrines and … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mahasstava: Two similar tales of self-immolation

The story of Jesus dying to save humanity is generally accepted as bearing similar qualities to many, many stories of human saviors throughout history. In fact, many go so far as to suspect that the Jesus-on-the-cross story is a rip … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World (Dalai Lama)

I read quite religiously. Last week I picked up a copy of the Dalai Lama’s most recent book, Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World (2012). In it he makes the argument that the world will be a better place if humanity … Continue reading

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Self-immolation: Is religion to blame?

Often the finger is pointed at religion as being an underlying cause of suicide terrorism. Generally, the finger is pointed at Islam. Suicide terrorism is a radical form of suicide, often employing bombs or vehicles carrying incendiary materials. And indeed, … Continue reading

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