David N. Snyder wrote:
Dan74 wrote:This thread begins to sound more and more like an elaborate exercise in trolling...
That is what I thought all along. But it was nice of everyone to give him the benefit of doubt. There was a tremendous amount of patience supplied by the members here dealing with his trolling comments and questions and complete ignoring of good, quality responses by everyone.
By his own admission he was banned from many forums. This is probably the longest he has lasted in one forum. When he didn't get banned, he kept pushing the limits; now making derogatory claims against a Zen priest who he can't name even though "he runs a big temple and has kensho" (some Zen enlightenment insights).
[According to Matteo] no proof of Buddha's existence, no proof of enlightenment, about 1 + billion people accept Jesus Christ . . .
(argumentum e silentio, argumentum ad populum
Matteo1972 wrote: Justsit wrote:
For about 20 year of my life I have been a devout Catholic Christian, later on I found out that all the teachings of the bible are essentially faith based
I also found out that one day I will die, and that no teachings alone will be likely to save me."
So it sounds like OP has realized that death is certain, the clock is ticking, and is looking for salvation.
Nailed? As in the cross, Jesus is the one for salvation? Notice he states "no teachings will save me" and that he has been looking for that completely perfect being for salvation. Hmm, sound familiar? That's what I thought he meant all along. I could be wrong, but the latest display of posts pushing the limits with making those comments about some alleged Zen priest seems to be his exit since he didn't get what he wanted.
Just to point out..
I have been a Christian for more than 20 years and looked for any shred f evidence that Christian faith has any kind of evidence whatsoever.
I talked with priests, people who supposedly saw miracles, this too much time, I went to visit many places.
I will not stop you if you want to convert to Christian, but I could find no "materialistic" evidence whatsoever that Jesus Christ has existed and that miracles are true.
Of course you can believe it out of faith, as you can believe out of faith that Buddha Enlightened under the Bodhi tree 2500 years ago.
But I believe the accusation that I am proselytizing for Christian faith is out the mark.
You can find better equipped priests everywhere
As for the Zen temple I am visiting, since I would still like to go there sometimes and I do not want to get into problems, I can not say the name.
Please do not get offended.
If you do not want to believe what I said, please do not believe, but as someone pointed out here this Zen Master is not alone in his views.
As I can see I am rapidly approaching stage 5., I will now take a break from this thread.