What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?

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Postby SarathW » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:14 am

I think lot of easterner see Christianity as a posh life style.
They don’t see the misery behind closed doors!

Christians seems to enjoy the life.
They eat, drink, dress and live well.

Buddhism talks the opposite.

I am not sure whether Christians are following the Jesus Christ teaching.

I think one day Buddhism will survive thanks to west.
I see Ven. Thannisaro’s (Not to mention many other) effort as the modern day Thripitaka writing.
It is amaizing considering all those translation done by one man.

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Re: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?

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Sorry I meant Christians. Please excuse me for my grammar. :)
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Re: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?

Postby chownah » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:10 pm

", what else about 'animism' & 'superstition' is 'backward'? besides the fact that it obstructs samma ditthi. "

I don't know if this should be considered backward or not so you be the judge: In Africa there is a superstition that deflowering a young virgin girl will cure you of HIV if you don't use a condom.

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Re: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?

Postby pulga » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:53 pm

With all the violence and intolerance Buddhists are displaying in places like Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Burma I get the impression that Buddhism is declining from within. Christians are crafty, but they mean well, and in a region fraught with religious conflict they have managed to stay above it all. Their wealth is part of their allure, but their example of tolerance and compassion plays a significant role in their influence.


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