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How important is The Buddha to Buddhism?

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It is my opinion the Buddha would encourage a healthy skepticism (keyword: healthy) for people in our day regarding his historical existence. I don't think he would want us to accept anything as blind fact, as religion is so prone to do that to us over and over again. He encouraged us to be skeptical of the dhamma.

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Actually that is a hindrance to practice.
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