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why nothing against taoism and buddhism?

Come on Atheist why do i see no mud slinging against these religions? only the abrahamic religions? would that make you more Anti-christian/jewish/Islamic then anything?

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  1. neither of those teach that they need to witness, convert, or integrate their religion into society and politics. they are more individualistic, personal religions…not the social clubs of christianity.

  2. I guess the true reason is since a child I have been discriminated by the Christians around me. Since birth called a heathen hell-bound child, I repay for that with strong beliefs toughened more by Christians than by other fellow atheist/agnostics.

  3. I am a Christian, but I know enough about Buddhism to know that if a person was against Buddhism… the other Buddhists might consider that person to be a Buddhist. Zen Buddhists claim that there is more truth found in contradictions than anywhere else.
    It’s a self-defeating, nonsensical religion.
    Most Buddhists don’t even understand Buddhism.

  4. Taoism and Buddhism are about self realization. Neither one of them is a ‘revealed’ religion, purporting to have the unique ‘truth’ pertaining to existence and reality. Both of them are ‘experiential’… not dogmatic. And finally, there are no Taoists or Buddhists coming around, knocking on my door, and telling me that I’m going to hell if I don’t say the magic words and believe as they do… ‘belief’ is not a component of either.
    “He who speaks, does not know; he who knows, does not speak.”

  5. It’s probably because these are more philosopies of life rather than punishment in this life for rewards in the next.
    They seem to be fundamentally different from the “punishment” ethos of christianity, islam and judaism.

  6. Eastern religions don’t prosylatize. They specifically tell potential converts that the cultural beliefs that anyone was brought up in will be better suited to that person’s spiritual needs.
    There’s no point is pestering people who don’t pester you.
    Eastern religions also don’t have gods (technically, even the supposedly polytheistic ones don’t) they have a notion of supreme power that is inoffensive to all but the most complete and utter jerks. (that’s not to say anything bad about the teachings of Christ — everything would be just peachy if Christians actually followed them)

  7. When one side can say “yes”, “no”, “maybe so”, “maybe not”, “all of the above”, and “none of the above”, claiming them all as being the correct representation of their view of things, it is difficult to have a debate.
    Both Daoists, and Bhuddists have tendancy to do that.

  8. Possibly because, by nature, these are based on a search for Truth, rather than self-proclaiming to be the only Truth. They don’t claim to have all the answers and teach tolerance, or the opening of ones mind to all possibilities
    Tao (pronounced “Dow”) can be roughly translated into English as path, or the way. It is basically indefinable. It has to be experienced. It “refers to a power which envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living. The Tao regulates natural processes and nourishes balance in the Universe. It embodies the harmony of opposites (i.e. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)”
    These aren’t really contradictions, but dependency of one opposite on the other. To search for balance is to search for answers.
    Buddhism isn’t really that different
    When used in a generic sense, a Buddha is generally considered to be a person who discovers the true nature of reality through years of spiritual cultivation, investigation of the various religious practices of his time, and meditation.

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