Dali Lama scraps idea of reincarnation China not happy about this.

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Dali Lama scraps idea of reincarnation China not happy about this.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-10/china-attacks-dalai-lama-over-bid-to-cease-reincarnation/6296420

I really hate the bullshit claim that China is "atheist" like say I am an atheist or Dawkins is. China's population is full of Buddhists, whom, like Jews, can partake in rituals and superstitions without believing in a personal god. This isnt about atheism at all, this is about competing sects of the same religion. No different than say liberal Catholics vs the right wing Catholic league. A personal god not being the center of Buddhism does not mean it is superstition free. Reincarnation is a superstition and China's Buddhist population does not like the head of their club bucking old social norms.

But I will give him credit baring ditching his religion completely, glad he isn't clinging to that bullshit claim. China is a very superstitious country and Buddhism is part of it regardless if it's club members don't subscribe to a god belief. They still believe in spirits and the magic of numbers and reincarnation. It is still a religion and this is simply a split in the interpretation of it.

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brian, much like the

brian, much like the evangelical christian, believes he's won the fight even before it starts.


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iwbiek wrote:brian, much

iwbiek wrote:
brian, much like the evangelical christian, believes he's won the fight even before it starts.

I wish we had more christians stopping by, it would be more fun to debate than Brian, at least in my opinion.