Posted by Alexandra (126.96.36.199) on August 28, 2000 at 17:26:00:
In Reply to: Re: Ignorance is not always bliss, as illustrated here... posted by Lester Luttrell on August 25, 2000 at 06:59:57:
There is nothing ignorant about the Pope's opinion. It is just an opinion and obviously he knows a bit more than just a little on the subject of Buddhism. I think his main point was to let Christians know that Buddhism is not as similar to Christianity as some may believe, and to express the variance in these religions. It wasn't a message putting down Buddhism as a whole, I think it was merely a message showing the teachings of Christianity disagree with the world being evil and detatchment from the world being a good practice. I think it was also a message to try and miniminze the indifference to the state the world and humanity is in at this time. Perhaps the Pope felt that by running away from the evils of the world you become indifferent and do not help out mankind at all. According to the Christian teachings, that would be selfishness.
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