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Is it time for China to promote Buddhism? [Copy link] 中文

Post time 2010-10-5 01:31:45 |Display all floors
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Post time 2010-10-5 10:26:57 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2010-10-5 11:11


  1. I cannot believe today's Chinese would be willing to make! Buddhism promotes humility and frugality; Chinese these days love ostentation and consumerism.
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Modern Buddhism blends well with consumerism and to a certain extent with what you call 'ostentation'. The best example is Thailand. Having said this I don't believe that a modern nation needs a state religion. State religions are always 'exclusive' and do more harm than good. China is a multiethnic society and a country where both atheism and several religions live in harmony. No need to experiment with people's faith.

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Post time 2010-10-5 18:29:01 |Display all floors
To promote religion is more an escape from the problems than an solution.
Even the government promote one religion, few people will believe in that.
The chinese people have a far more clear and independent understanding of their lives so religion can't affect much.
The best way for the government is to promote a better life for the people.

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Post time 2010-10-5 19:42:06 |Display all floors
Religion doesn't need to be promoted, if it does then it's bull----. Stuff religion promote science instead.

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Post time 2010-10-5 23:27:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by matthew5_3 at 2010-10-5 00:37
This is easy to explain.  Because of Confucius.  He says we do not know enough of present life, so what can we possible know about afterlife?

老天爷 becomes a belief for present life.  And Chine ...


Just a kindly reminder, the key word in this Buddhism thread should be PHILOSOPHY. Please avoid being superstitious. Many thanks!

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Post time 2010-10-5 23:30:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-10-5 01:15



I pissed on his statue in East Berlin.......


Wow, you were so capable!

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