Buddhist response to Western ontology

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Anyone with just a little walking around sense can point out the logical fallacies of theism and other ontological claims; even more so did the Buddha sweep past mere dialectics with his teaching of empirical reasoning and investigation. Is it then curious at all that this auto-soteriological command of the obvious would eventually assimilate the Buddhist elephant in the room of rebirth?
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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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