Buddha and God

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ShanYin
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I am of the opinion that it can be proven that there is no God.
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cappuccino wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Psalm 14 wrote:The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
:shrug:
The Hebrew translated as “God” in Psalm 14 is “elohim”, which is actually the plural of the singular “eloah”. So, another way to translate Psalm 14:1 is “The fool says in his heart that there are no deities.”

In addition, an “eloah” is not necessarily all-powerful or all-knowing.
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ShanYin wrote: I am of the opinion that it can be proven that there is no God.
our view counts for everything


hence we prove our view, even if it's wrong
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Agnikan wrote: “The fool says in his heart that there are no deities.”

not necessarily all-powerful or all-knowing.
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cappuccino wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:18 am
ShanYin wrote: I am of the opinion that it can be proven that there is no God.
our view counts for everything


hence we prove our view, even if it's wrong
Could you expand on that?
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ShanYin wrote: Could you expand on that?
Buddha wrote:there are two destinations for one with wrong view, I say: hell or the animal womb.
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Thanks! :clap:

Are you saying that the view that there is no God is wrong view and will lead to suffering? In my humble opinion David Silverman proved there is no God in an interview with a story.
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ShanYin wrote:In my humble opinion David Silverman proved there is no God in an interview with a story.
maybe he did

but prayers are answered
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I prayed to Christ and Buddha that my sisters would recover from cancer. Things are looking up for them as of now. Maybe my prayer was answered.

I'm such an oddball :rolleye:
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remember this is Kali Yuga


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Yuga
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I just google Kali Yuga. It is an age we live in? Could you expand on that also? According to some suttas (not sure if they are genuine or not) they talk of Dharma Ending Age.

Is Kali Yuga a Hindu thing?
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Sorry didn't notice the link
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ShanYin wrote: Is Kali Yuga a Hindu thing?
they inherited the teaching from earlier times
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Should my prayers be directed towards a being? Who should I pray to? How should I pray?
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ShanYin wrote: Who should I pray to? How should I pray?
try asking for answers and read random words from a book
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