coldmountain wrote:So why did you 'guess' Buddhism?
I didn't guess. Buddhism was the first religion I encountered whose teachings didn't make me think, "That's bullsh!t". When I read them, my thought was, "That makes perfect sense."
Worshipping rocks and trees? BS. Gods fighting among themselves like third-graders and hurling thunderbolts when they get POed? BS. A guy is considered righteous because, when ordered to kill his son for no particular reason, he said, "Yes, boss"? BS. I can be forgiven for my sins just because a holy man was executed? BS. The reason I suffer is because I want things to be other than they are? Whoa, that actually makes sense!
Is there stuff in Buddhist teachings that makes me think "BS"? Sure. Buddhist cosmology, for example - four continents surrounding a central mountain - has nothing to do with physical reality. It's either meant to be allegorical or it's BS. But it is such a minor part of the whole package that disregarding it really doesn't change any of the important stuff.
Om mani padme hum