Fu Ri Shin wrote:Courageos act, that.
meiji1 wrote:What was the catalyst, if I may ask? I know you've been meditating for the past few months (I think?).
meiji1 wrote:The catalyst that caused you to consider yourself a Buddhist.
Epistemes wrote:There are still a lot of basic elements which I know and have thought so little about, like karma.
Quiet Heart wrote:But are you sure you're making that choice because you believe it...or is it just that you just want to be part of a group called Buddhists...and that is why you are making that choice?
But, personally, saying I am a XXXXXX, and not a YYYYYY is something I do not do lightly.
(I am by nature not a joiner of groups).
Kyosan wrote:It sounds like you have made up your mind about Catholicism, so leaving that makes sense to me. But you don't seem to be certain about Buddhism. You can take your time and decide; there is no rush.
Epistemes wrote:My mind has been made up about Catholicism. I have not been able to recite the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed without cringing for months. And I've wrestled with the absence of a God longer than that.
While I've conditioned myself to be a tribal person, wanting to "fit in," I'm tired of pretending and tired of labels. I'm neither Buddhist nor not a Buddhist.
alwayson wrote:There may be a God, but he would be a dependently originated God who only misbelieves himself to be the Creator.
In other words God would simply be yet another sentient being who lives in ignorance of dependent origination.
I'm neither Buddhist nor not a Buddhist.
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