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compared to jesus, the life of buddha is filled with hagographical accounts meaning mixed already with legends myths to reality
[10/1/2012 3:27:15 AM]
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yeahhhhhh about that
9/27/2012 1:35:14 PM
Yes, but... Belly jello pillow mellow. Frip frap bip bat.
10/1/2012 3:46:42 AM
"Compared to" implies there is anything different, so the phrase is inappropriate here.
10/1/2012 4:17:07 AM
Either someone didn't take their meds, or they took too many!
10/1/2012 4:17:08 AM
Video footage or it didn't happen.
10/1/2012 4:26:53 AM
Pretty much the most unintentionally ironic comment I've read on this site.
10/1/2012 4:30:23 AM
Lemme think if I can recall the origin of the word 'hagiographic' ... nope, not coming to me ... dear, dear, where could it have come from?
10/1/2012 4:43:44 AM
What the fuck did I just read?
10/1/2012 4:55:05 AM
Um, yeah. And Jesus was a conservative Republican born in the Middle East and had fair skin, blond hair, and blue eyes who condemned people for sinning.
10/1/2012 5:21:00 AM
Because the life of Jesus is documented in numerous Roman era documents outside the bible,
and his execution is portrayed in bas-reliefs dating from 33 AD.
10/1/2012 6:08:52 AM
Actually, that IS a pretty good comparison to Jesus. Wow, the fundies just keep on making our arguments for us.
10/1/2012 6:14:38 AM
Whereas the life of Jesus comes to us from 4, count 'em, four irreconcilable accounts which your lot inexplicably mixes together. And you want to talk about myths?
- Jesus walked on water and turned water into wine, just like Dionysus before him
- Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead, just like Asclepius before him.
- Jesus said "I am the life and the resurrection." Just like Osiris before him.
Shall I go on?
10/1/2012 6:35:19 AM
So the prophesied magical birth and the magical events are myth when they happen to Buddha, but true when they happen to Jesus? What are you smoking?
10/1/2012 9:19:57 AM
reading accounts of flying people, people will be legends meaning now they fly, thinking ahead to three trillion years, then they are myths 'up up and away' they'll say, 'whoosh' they'll go
10/1/2012 9:57:44 AM
Yes, but the difference is there's more evidence that the Buddha lived than there is that Jesus did, and most Buddhists acknowledge aspects of the Buddha's life are exaggerated or allegorical.
10/1/2012 10:58:07 AM
Both characters go out alone into the wilderness where they claim to have received a spiritual awakening after being tempted by evil with no one around at all to confirm their story.
But to a Christian, one of those stories is a mythological creation and the other one is an eye-witness account.
10/1/2012 11:05:22 AM
"comparable to jesus, the life of buddha is filled with hagographical accounts meaning mixed already with legends myths to reality"
Fixed that for you.
10/1/2012 12:22:01 PM
Thus operateth the fundy mind.
10/1/2012 1:38:27 PM
10/1/2012 3:45:09 PM
Hey, the Buddhists had a 600 year head start. At least he had some literate followers.
10/1/2012 7:47:44 PM
This person is right. People should really stop killing eachother in the name of Buddha. Oh wait
10/2/2012 11:01:27 AM
"Characteristics of dying-god symbolism are: announced by a star at birth, or connected with a light; born of a virgin in a cave; sometimes visited by wise men; as a child the god teaches his instructors; predicts his own death and second coming; dies on a tree; descends into the earth for three days (the dark of the moon) and is resurrected. He is usually depicted as a beautiful young man or as androgynous; he never attains maturity; is always identified with the Father". (from An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols by J.C. Cooper).
10/2/2012 12:42:38 PM