What do guys think about how religion is used in politics? For me, I always find it strange how conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee wear their Christianity on their sleeves, then use it as justification as bringing Bibles back into school systems. This is equally as off-putting as when Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor referred to the Bible as his compass in a political ad during his 2014 reelection campaign. I always feel manipulated whenever political figures actively use religion since it seems as a cynical means to an end. Is that just me?
Dec 31, 2017
Buddhism has no God. We do not worship and believe any gods or God. People outside of Buddhism often think that Buddhists worship the Buddha. However, the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) never claimed to be divine, but he is viewed by Buddhists as having attained what they are also striving to attain, which is spiritual enlightenment and, with it, freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death. That is why the ultimate goal of Buddhism is “Nirvana” (kind of peace in heaven). As for me, I don’t believe any gods or God except our Buddha who is a pioneer of the natural basic rules that is how to live in life, how to communicate with people, what is honest, how to remind ourselves every day. Let me know any comment or discussion. Aung Myo Htun ( Kelly) Myanmar