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Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

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Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby SarathW » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:42 am

I was reading an article which said:
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In fact, Arthur C. Clark a futuristic visionary, in one of his books, mentioned that Buddhism will be the only religion that will survive by the year 2050 and that scientist cannot hammer it down or destroy it. :idea:
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http://www.4ui.com/eart/230eart2.htm
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I thought that anyone who make such a statement should be a very brave person!

However I decided to put this to the forum after reading a thread from David, in which he listed internet as the 8th wonder of the Buddhist World. :idea:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1905

What are your thoughts on these predictions?
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Re: Did Arthur C. Clark say this?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:22 am

Greetings,

I've read a lot of Arthur C. Clarke, and I don't remember reading this... but that in itself doesn't make it untrue.

However, given they can't even spell Arthur C. Clarke, I'm a tad dubious about any unreferenced quotations.

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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby SarathW » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:56 am

Thanks Retro, I fixed my "e" :)
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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:50 am

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:10 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:39 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby tiltbillings » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:51 pm

And in Childhood's End (1953): " . . .only a form of purified Buddhism -- perhaps the most austere of all religions -- still survived. The creeds that had been based upon miracles and revelations had collapsed utterly."

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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby SarathW » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:54 am

I like to buy the book. Could someone help me.

Is it Childhood's end (Del Rey mpact)

or Childhood's end (1970)

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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:02 am

Greetings,

Well the Del Rey one is definitely it, because that's a sci-fi publisher set up by Mr. Del Rey.

The other one may or may not be it, based on what limited info you've provided there.

Alternatively, just try 2nd hand book shops - that's where most of my ACC collection came from.

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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby SarathW » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:59 am

Thanks Retro :)
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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:44 pm

*sigh* Clarke was such an optimist. If only the race were as smart as he credits.
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Re: Did Arthur C. Clarke say this?

Postby SarathW » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:06 am

I think Clarke is a realist. So is the Buddha.
If you are young enough to live till 2050 you will realise this yourself.
If that is the case please print this post and keep it with you. :)
Remember, the main difference between Buddhism and all other major religions is the teaching of Anatta.
That is the tipping point!
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