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He acknowledges that this is a manipulation there at the end. Also did anyone else found Paul equalizing all religions as same but then emphasizing his (i.e., God's son) Jesus as a bit bias in favor of Christianity? There is no Jesus in other eastern religions like Hinduism or Budhism.
 

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He acknowledges that this is a manipulation there at the end. Also did anyone else found Paul equalizing all religions as same but then emphasizing his (i.e., God's son) Jesus as a bit bias in favor of Christianity? There is no Jesus in other eastern religions like Hinduism or Budhism.

Buddha is kinda the Jesus between Hindu and Buddhism.

Old religion --> special person to explain it (Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc) --> "new" religion.
 

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There is no Jesus in other eastern religions like Hinduism or Budhism.

Duh! Jesus lived after the founding of those two religions.
 

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He acknowledges that this is a manipulation there at the end. Also did anyone else found Paul equalizing all religions as same but then emphasizing his (i.e., God's son) Jesus as a bit bias in favor of Christianity? There is no Jesus in other eastern religions like Hinduism or Budhism.

Well of course he is emphasizing his. It is what he knows. Do you ask Gandhi to promote Western Christian thought? His message is that loving thy neighbor is not exclusive to one religion, and is found in many. If that be the case...then we should perhaps start living up to that expectation.
 

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He acknowledges that this is a manipulation there at the end. Also did anyone else found Paul equalizing all religions as same but then emphasizing his (i.e., God's son) Jesus as a bit bias in favor of Christianity? There is no Jesus in other eastern religions like Hinduism or Budhism.

I noted that also. The Jesus of the Bible is cited as the only way to the Father (John 14:6); and that there's salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12). Buddha can't save anyone, and neither can Muhammad. Harvey forgot to mention that.
 

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If God cares not of religion then he is my type of God. In that case no need for religion. This goes along with his son mentioned in religion also. A bit conflicting Paul in that.

But I am afraid I must leave you to it. I will not be available for a week. See ya after :)
 

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I noted that also. The Jesus of the Bible is cited as the only way to the Father (John 14:6); and that there's salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12). Buddha can't save anyone, and neither can Muhammad. Harvey forgot to mention that.

He wasn't talking about that part. He was talking about loving thy neighbor. Is that a Christian exclusive concept?
 

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I noted that also. The Jesus of the Bible is cited as the only way to the Father (John 14:6); and that there's salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12). Buddha can't save anyone, and neither can Muhammad. Harvey forgot to mention that.

As a point of clarification, Buddhists don't believe in salvation. Further, Buddha was a man not a deity.
 

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As a point of clarification, Buddhists don't believe in salvation. Further, Buddha was a man not a deity.

Maybe not in the way Christians think of salvation. However, Buddhists are seeking release from the cycle of death and rebirth, hoping to achieve Nirvana (merging with The Brahman i.e. "Supreme Being") forever. That would be a form of heavenly eternal bliss. Just saying. :)
 
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Maybe not in the way Christians think of salvation. However, Buddhists are seeking release from the cycle of death and rebirth, hoping to achieve Nirvana (merging with The Brahman i.e. "Supreme Being") forever. That would be a form of heavenly eternal bliss. Just saying. :)

Absolutely, Buddhists want to end the cycle of suffering, death and rebirth.
 

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Absolutely, Buddhists want to end the cycle of suffering, death and rebirth.

Oh, and I meant to add that Buddhists believe that each person must end his or her own cycle of suffering, death and rebirth. It comes from within.
 

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Oh, and I meant to add that Buddhists believe that each person must end his or her own cycle of suffering, death and rebirth. It comes from within.

One of my favorite quotes from Christian thought: "Physician, heal thyself".
 

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One of my favorite quotes from Christian thought: "Physician, heal thyself".

Oh, you reminded me about a book that I believe you will enjoy. It's a novel, by a wise and learned author. It's called The Breath of God. I just finished it. I found it thought provoking and a good adventure story to boot. Here are the first four chapters in pdf.
 

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Oh, you reminded me about a book that I believe you will enjoy. It's a novel, by a wise and learned author. It's called The Breath of God. I just finished it. I found it thought provoking and a good adventure story to boot. Here are the first four chapters in pdf.

Excellent- thanks! :)
 
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