Do you deny that the Buddha spoke this?"But, Ānanda, if women had not obtained the Going-forth from the home life into homelessness in the doctrine and discipline made known by the Tathāgata, the holy life would have lasted long, the true Dhamma would have lasted 1,000 years. But now that they have gotten to go forth... this holy life will not last long, the true Dhamma will last only 500 years. Just as a clan in which there are many women and few men is easily plundered by robbers and thieves, in the same way, in whatever doctrine and discipline women get to go forth, the holy life does not last long... Just as a man might make an embankment in advance around a great reservoir to keep the waters from overflowing, in the same way I have set forth in advance the eight rules of respect for bhikkhunīs that they are not to transgress as long as they live." — Cv.X.1
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It seems to match as to why Jesus had to come to earth after 500 years, doesn't it?
JesusLovesYou wrote:only one of us will be correct about who the False Messiah is.
Kim O'Hara wrote:Even trolls deserve compassion.
Even trolls can learn.
Kim O'Hara wrote:...and Tilt eats trolls as well as meece. There is no love, no compassion in that, no empathy in that.
Modus.Ponens wrote:This thread is becoming exactly what JesusLovesYou wants. Please close it so we don't have unnecessary disharmony among our members.
By his own admission, he was here to troll, to stir up negativity. There is no defense for that. The insensitivity of that behavior is matched by the insensitivity of not recognizing how damaging Christianity can be and has been to some and that feelings coming out of that pain are sometimes going to be expressed, maybe not in the most skillful of ways, and we might be a bit forgiving of that.thereductor wrote:To those that would defend JLY: "why?"
alan wrote:Not entirely correct. I, for one example, scorn him.
Orlando wrote:Not sure if you were referring to my post, but I have read around Christianity pretty extensively, and it seems to me very likely a lot has been put into Jesus's mouth that he didn't say, however there seems to me a reasonable amount of evidence he believed in hell and plenty of evidence he believed in the resurrection of the dead -
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