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amongstclouds wrote

It's much more complex. If you go back and read the conversations between master's there are endless disagreements. There is also the sheer number of schools that sprouted up based on local religions and beliefs.

Siddhartha himself said not to believe anything anyone says even if it's the Buddha itself. Zen goes far beyond hierarchical notions of dogma.

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Dumai wrote

cool! i agree. but i think radical christianity pretty easily does that too. i probably wouldn't be a quaker otherwise.

and if we're talking about endless disagreements and multiple sects and schools of thought... anyone who has ever even begun reading christian theology knows christians love disagreeing with each other. endlessly. it is basically one of our favourite things to do! any tradition that could encompass both the catholic left and the most conservative of reformed calvinists is pretty clearly at war with itself, lol.

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amongstclouds wrote

Also sorry if I came off as aggressive. I've gotten kind of use to people on Raddle being jerks, but you never are. ❤

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Hooray for a productive conversation from different viewpoints that didn't devolve into a shitstorm!

:D

Good job everybody :)