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Why hello there, So although I am fairly new to this site, I can tell I shall be a consistant member, I love the idea of exploring one’s mind and sharing your throughts and ideas with others. I wish I had more friends to talk about the life universe and everything with! I would like to make some new serious friends, people who will and can be inspired. I have some questions that could possibly start some serious conversations, please don’t be afraid to give your serious and full-hearted opinion, I love a good debate, and and very eager to meet some cool insightful people!

1.Thoughts on legalizing hemp
2. Buddhism or Christianity ( I was raised a christian but have dropped from the faith a few years ago and buddhism has been my only interest since then but i’m still not sure)
3. Ideas on the death penalty
4. Tell me something beautiful in nature that you’ve seen, ( There are soooo many things in this world, If you could post a picture or a link!)

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Profile photo of h2o2 h2o2 (@airknight22) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

3) As cruel as it may sound, i think death penalty is the only way to decrease the ever increasing crime rate in the world.

4) I also love pictures of nature! Well everytime i want to look at one, i just search the internet.

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@siantastic

I’m glad I’m not the only rookie at this thing!

I purposefully picked this topic because it is so debatable and people could really get into a good conversation about it. I’m glad that you have educated yourself on the reasons that it was first made illegal in the first place. The main reason it isn’t legal is because it would put a lot of major companies out of business and God knows that people are after money more than they are the cure to cancer or saving the ozone layer!
I enjoy learning about Buddhism because there is no God aspect of it, anyone can achieve or obtain enlightenment if they follow those four noble truths and the 8-fold path.This society is really corrupted and I think that social media has also put a big pressure on us as well on how we should react to certain things and always strive for more rather than accept our fate and enjoy what we have. Complacency is really not a bad thing. I accept suffering, I have a bone disease which puts me down and out at least 2-3 times a year. I just need to find a way to be nice to others who are not nice to me. I don’t hold grudges but I don’t give respect to people who don’t give it as well.
Euthanasia is totally acceptable I my book if the person who shall be killed is either aware of the situation and has accepted their death is eminent and agrees to let it happen of if there is almost no choice to none completely of recovery. I would not want to fall of a motorcycle have by bones shatter and be a human vegetable, death would be a much better idea. I, also, am pro-choice but only for the first tri-mester! Women being 8 months pregnant and having their babies brains sucked out is really heartless in my opinion. Also if a woman has been raped or if her health is at rish then I think she should be able to get rid of it. Otherwise, that’s what adoption is for. The main reason I asked this death penalty question is because I wanted to see peoples value on life, whether its theirs or not. I would not want to kill anyone, but if someone killed and tortured my family, you better believe that I would want justice riding this guy for the rest of his life. But I know it would be only me who could find closure and move on from such a thing. There are so many people these days who just search for misery without ever looking for peace.

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Profile photo of Mike Glass. Mike Glass. (@dogsarebadpeople) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90, what you said about wishing you had more friends to talk about the universe & existence, I agree completely… They’re hard to find in your immediate area. That’s why I love this site so damn much.

I’ve been thinking about the universe a lot lately…
what if this whole reality (this frequency) is but one in an infinite number of realities… such as a station is but one point on a radio dial that can go up & down to many different frequencies?

may not be true, but still interesting to think about & if nothing else these ideas open your mind to new possibilities.

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@dogsarebadpeople
Why are dogs exactly? I have all cats and want a dog, although I got bit last year, but that dog was evil to begin with and the owners never trained it.
I love this site too and when I’m actually on it, I find myself entertained for long periods of time. Do you think there is a way to measure how many frequencies there are and is it possible to transfer between such realities. Am I in the others realities, this sounds like that movie “The One” If you haven’t seen it I recommend it, It’s with Jet Li, so the fighting isn’t that bad. I was thinking about the idea of parasites that take over your central nervous system yesterday, everyone has been talking about zombies, I think suicidal parasites are actually real and logical. They’ve tested them on rats and such and maybe that’s a cause for suicide, what if some people didn’t actually want to die but something was controlling them??

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@airknight22
I suppose you are not interested in numbers 1 or 2. That’s ok, how about you ask me or everyone else something, start a new topic!
What about all the crimes that are being committed that are being covered up or paid off. People are smart and dumb at the same time, If you have money then your golden, its sad but true. What about those people, and if these people are waiting years and years to die anyways shouldn’t there be another way to punish them?
I search the internet for pictures all the time, my background on my computer is almost always something beautiful in nature. I’m not sure how to post it, but right now it is a man, you can barely see him. He’s standing at the door of a lighthouse and there is a gi-normous wave crashing around the lighthouse, its amazing and was probably very scary for that man. But just the sheer power this wave had, made this man look so small and meaningless. I love it!

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@netto
Thank you for posting that chart, I am going to read up on it as soon as I respond to everyone else, I was away for the weekend and I don’t want to be that person to propose a question and not respond. So yes, anyways, I agree it would do so much good and honestly save the world, well parts that haven’t already legalized it, or parts that have been smart and not greedy and never made it illegal in the first place.
Buddhism has nothing to do with faith, its about enlightenment you are totally right!
Way to put it for 3, I like that. And that link you posted, wow, could you imagine being the one that took that photo, I’d be in utter amazement for days! I enjoy hiking and love waterfalls, this is the one I’d like to see in person someday, or something like that

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=697&bih=664&tbm=isch&tbnid=mfwVbVWpIkj6cM:&imgrefurl=http://www.wallpaperweb.org/wallpaper/nature/landscapes-waterfalls_10287.htm&docid=pUF4YLFcGKp11M&imgurl=http://t.wallpaperweb.org/wallpaper/nature/1024×768/LandscapesWaterfalls.jpg&w=1024&h=768&ei=49_LT_i9IqWO2QX3zbjaCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=4&vpy=340&dur=1054&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=114&ty=106&sig=106541790803312086315&page=2&tbnh=145&tbnw=209&start=9&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:9,i:118

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@mwinship13
Smoking is not the topic at hand, I do, but I don’t and wont ever try to force the idea on anyone. The first time I every smoked I was terrified and wanted to carve my eveys out with spoons, it wasn’t very enjoyable and no one explained to me what I was going to be feeling, so I believe it’s a life choice, just like smoking cigarettes or drinking. Peer pressure is not something I’m into. But yes legalizing would totally open up such a vast majority of jobs and it could be controlled and get those people dominating the production and sales department of it out of control which would benefit us little guys/ or girls who don’t want to have to go down to the wrong parts of the city just for a dime bag.

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@born2tap
I can’t blindly follow anyone, I mean there are times I go along with my friends and do some childish thing that they have concocted, but as for my family, I’ve always been the one to simply ask “why?”
Simply just losing your thoughts in nature is amazing. I find myself walking home sometimes and just stopping on the bridge by my house and just rearranging my thoughts and staring into space, but it’s a beautiful space, there are so many details and things to admire, that although whatever I may be thinking might not be so positive, the fact that im staring at something so beautiful is evening out the scale I suppose. Does that make sense, sometimes I feel like my brain makes sense, but then I try to word what I’m saying into an actual sentence and it just comes out all jumbled and confusing. What are the steps or keys to meditating, I’m so interested!

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@donjaime23
I mean both I suppose but the only reason it is called marijuana is because when reefer madness came out in the 70’s they named it marihuana so people would be afraid of its Hispanic heritage and be afraid that it was foreign. What do you mean hemp is legal, why don’t people use it more, why aren’t we building books and less resources that aren’t so…versatile?
I’d really love to hear what you’d have to say after you have such an experience!
I bet that was awesome, I don’t think Ive ever even seen an owl., how depressing. I live in the suburbs and there aren’t many animals here. I’ll see a deer or a fox every now and then. I saw some wild turkeys once on Thanksgiving, that was ironic to say the least. Haha coughed up a pellet, I bet you were like wtf.

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@0negative
Whats the …idea that Theravada Buddhism portrays that other ideas are going against, basically why theravada? The churchs wants our money, wants us to do their bidding I completely agree. Jesus had it right, he lived a good life and still god killed, this world is fucked up and there is no changing it, so I’m good just letting everyone else be and working on fixing myself first. I read that article and there are Olympic gold medalists who smoke I mean come on, I’d love to have the promoter of smoking ciggaretts and alcohol go up against the promoter of hemp. Have you ever seen thank you for smoking, if not you most certainly should ,that’s basically exactly what I’m talking about.

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@skye
Very short and conscise opinion, I like it, whats your take on alcohol vs hemp.
You just took the words out of my mouth for 2. Agnosticism is what category I feel like I’d be put under. I have so many questions and doubts towards the faith that my family has I just can’t seem to understand or “want” to try and believe it enough. Buddhism isn’t about directing your faith towards another God, which is why I’m so interested.
Death penalty-there should be other ways of punishment in my opinion
So you could literally just go for a walk and see the park, goodness I’m jealous. I love going for hikes and adventure, although the friends I have don’t seem to live close to me or such adventurous places, so that doesn’t happen very often : (.

https://www.google.com/search?q=grand+prismatic+spring&hl=en&biw=697&bih=664&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=GtvLT5HwOYTegge5tdXuBg&sqi=2&ved=0CGQQsAQ

I just wanted everyone else to be able to see what you were talking about, that would be so amazing to see, look at the colors and all the detail in the rock wow, I’m seriously taken back and wish I could see that in person someday!

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@jpete011
I read your poem and I enjoyed it and actually put it in “My book” which is full of thoughts, ideas, and quotes that inspire or intrigue me so well….congratulations I suppose! I have noticed that when I pray although I say God, I feel as if although I might possibly be talking to someone I’m trying to figure out a way for me to solve whatever problem I’m dealing with. That is such a good observation and I can see how its possible. I don’t want to go along with popular culture but I feel like when you have something to believe in or dedicate your life to, a purpose it’s easier to cope, deal, and enjoy the other parts of your life. I’ve dealt with a lot and I’m just searching for something more I suppose. What brought you to Alaska and Pantagonia, where is that anyways? Wow that last sentence is also going in the book!

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@dunnj5
Alright well lets be friends! Feel free to start up a conversation or message me anytime so we can explore each others minds, and opinions
Hemp and marijuana have so many pros and not many cons and legalization would be so beneficial to this world, people can even fathom a world with it. The prohibition on marijuana will kill this world 10x faster! I have never seen that movie but I did add it to my list of movies I shall have to see. Thank you!
Being a Christian is not a bad thing but its just not for me, I grew up Lutheran, and maybe if my church had been more contemporary or I had had a family that explained it better then I’d have accepted it more, but like I’ve previously stated, I’m interested in believing in myself and wondering what I can achieve through my mind and not how someone else can save me if I dedicate my life to them, but feel free to try and change my mind, I always enjoy a good debate and politics and religion will always cause those!
Lake Erie oh jeeze! Cedar Point is so awesome but the lines blow!

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@Aliwine

Thank you for informing me about such a huge detail about cannabis, I had previously known that it was the only plant that had differential male and female forms, but I didn’t really know that males had no bud. Thanks for that little bit of information! The government needs money there have been so many conspiracies dealing with people creating or discovering things that could ultimately promote the productivity of saving this planet, but no, that is not the way to make money. Such bull-shit!
Would you mind explaining those religions in your opinion to me. I’ve heard of some of them but I’m extremely intrigued to know more. Having roots to explore must be exciting. I have mostly Lebanese and Irish ancestors, but well the irish don’t really have much religion and my middle-eastern family came to America and became orthodox, something I am really not interested in learning. My family were well are proud Lutherans, I’m interested in a religion that deals with not with judging other people but looking into the heart and soul of oneself and really cleaning up and focusing on the betterment of my own life.
I completely agree, put them to work, I mean I know they work well from what I’ve seen in movies, I’ve never had to go to prison so I wouldn’t know, and having a dangerous inmate working at the mall probably wouldn’t be a good idea, but there has to be a ways for people to be locked up but forced to not only learn there lesson but still earn their keep!
I am not a mother, but I have been told I have very maternal instincts, my mother had my youngest sister when I was 12, so raising her was never really my choice. I’ve seen the grand canyon and the sunrise along the Cleveland sky-line but that’s about it. I enjoy the beauty that nature provides so much.

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Profile photo of Obviously, you're not a golfer Obviously, you’re not a golfer (@donjaime23) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90, Hemp is legal, just not used as much as it used to be because of its tendency to rot. It used to be the standard material for ropes. Nowadays it’s mostly used in the clothing and “green materials” industries, but even those products have something of a social stigma attached to them (ie if you use hemp-based products, you’re a stoner…which is utterly ridiculous.) Hemp seed is used extensively in animal feeds and bird seed, and due to its extremely high protein and omega fatty acid content, is also becoming fairly mainstream in the health food industry.

I was being a wise-ass about the hemp/marijuana terminology :P

The owl was pretty cool. I just think it’s funny how our culture regards the owl as a totem of wisdom even though it craps out of its mouth. Random factoid: In the cultures of the Peruvian coastal deserts, the Burrowing Owl is feared as an omen of death.

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Profile photo of Bryan Turner Bryan Turner (@billhicks) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

With regard to weed/hemp I think its idiotic that it is illegal when other far more dangerous drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are legal. obviously these are not my ideas just something other people have said which I happen to agree with =)

As for Buddhism / Christianity I was raised Catholic and began questioning some of the ideas within the religion early enough in my life and luckily was able to walk away from it completely after a few years as an agnostic. During the period when I was still unsure of what to believe I did look into Buddhism an though I really liked a lot of the ideas expressed in it but for some reason during this process I realised religion in itself was not for me.
I am now what you would call an atheist although I find putting a name on the lack of the belief in something to be a bit odd =) in the words of Sam Harris “what do you call someone who doesn’t collect stamps”
For me any person that claims to know anything with complete certainty about what happens when we die or the meaning of life is either lying or mentally ill.

Anyway that’s me for all its worth I’m new to this site also so its nice to meet you =)

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@donjaime23

I love random facts and learning new things I didn’t new that owls crapped out their mouths, that’s gross and totally exciting. Why would there be an animal like that, is that more beneficial to them, why are they not like all all the other anal crapping animals out there? Did you know that in the twinkies were originally filled with banana creme filling until the 1920s when WWII happened and there was a banana creme shortage so they began filling the twinkies with vanilla creme until this day, although I just tried a chocolate creme filled twinkie the other day. I normally don’t eat such things because of the insect content that is permissible in such things but I was too intrigued and honestly, I had the munchies and didn’t have many other choices. Also did you know that if you leave a goldfish in the dark for too long it will turn white. Why would a burrowing owl be an omen of death, are they common, I just wanted a movie, apparently it was based on a true story about two lions in Africa that were brothers that attacked a whole town and they were thought to be angry spirits, it was uncommon because normally males do not stick together and lions attack other prey like deer and gazelle not humans, If I remember the name of the movie I shall tell you.

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Profile photo of Mike Glass. Mike Glass. (@dogsarebadpeople) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90, I just thought dogsarebadpeople to be funny, because me & a friend were stoned thinking what if a human had the characteristics of my dog… but no, I love my dog.

I don’t have all the answers to your questions, I must say… first, I don’t believe there is an instrument at this time to measure different frequencies. but yes I believe we can transfer into these different frequencies, Like when we dream or have a mystical experience or astral travel only to name a few. as for existing in 2 or more realities at the same time, it’s possible… I’ve heard it talked about before. I’m not conscious of multiple realities at the same time as of now, it’s either one or the other but then again there’s alot I’m not conscious of that happens none the less.

& you mentioned suicidal parasites, though i’ve never heard of them you may be on to something… parasites can kill you & some people believe you can be possessed, so it’s not too much of a stretch… the scientific testing on rats could validate the phenomenon.

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Profile photo of Insightfulwords Insightfulwords (@cgriffiths90) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@dogsarebad

If people had characteristics of dogs maybe they’d be less forgiving because my friends dog, no matter how longs she’s been home alone, will always be excited to see anyone as soon as they walk in the door. I’m tokin now heres to you dude!
Yes, these parasites attach to a rats central nervous system, and when put in a maze with rooms covered in different smells the rat went straight to the room covered in feline smell because thats it’s biggest threat.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90, great topics, I’m also fairly new to the site, but I’ve enjoyed it so far.

1. Legalizing help would be beneficial economicly, and (if grown responsibly) ecologically. Hemp is a diverse plant that has the versatility and tensile strength, so the probable applications are endless. Anything from clothing to paper. The ecological benefit of hemp replacing paper, is of course less deforestation.

2. I think outside of the dogma, many of Christ and Buddha’s teaching are quite profound, and beneficial for personal growth. I personally don’t have a preference for any doctrine, theory, or belief. I think they all broaden, and teach you, even if sometimes the lesson are about the dark side of the human psyche.

3. I don’t think the death penality is logical. I think its quite apparent that most crimes come as a result of poverty, deprevation, squalor, and artificial scarcity. There is the added cause of politicians trying to legislate morality. I think all of these issues have technical solutions. That leaves criminals that have underlying neurosis, and disorders primarily, as the remaining problem. These individuals should be treated with the latest in psychological, and neurological, techniques, to modify their behavior, instead of death or extreme confinement. So I think in a rational society the death penality is really not required.

4. One of the most beautiful things in nature I’v seen, is probably some of the panoramic views, in Ecuador, of the transition area between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin. To beautiful to describe you have to one day experience it yourself. I also greatly enjoyed the views of the Grand Teton Mountains, in the Rockies. Those are also quite spectactular.@cgriffiths90,

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Profile photo of TheGiantSquid TheGiantSquid (@thegiantsquid) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90,
1.Thoughts on legalizing hemp
I say legalize it. I have been drifting away from that sort of stuff though.
2. Buddhism or Christianity ( I was raised a christian but have dropped from the faith a few years ago and buddhism has been my only interest since then but i’m still not sure)
I was raised Roman Catholic, I have been trying to fuse both Roman Catholicism and Buddhism together into my life, since they are not too far off from each other imho. Did you go to a religious based grade school or high school?
3. Ideas on the death penalty
I am against it, I think our prison systems are strong enough that we do not need to execute people anymore.
4. Tell me something beautiful in nature that you’ve seen, ( There are soooo many things in this world, If you could post a picture or a link!)
Lately I have just been marveling at the moon and the stars.

Now if you feel like reading this far down
1. Are there any other substances you would like to make illegal or legal?
2. Are there any particular Buddhist works that stuck out to you?
3. Opinion on Abortion and or the Obama Health Care Bill?

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Profile photo of Grand Kahlib Grand Kahlib (@kahlib) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

the thing i said about beauty is just a preference. the cool thing about it is that it can only be relatively encompassed by words or photos and other mediums, as much is left to the individual observer to “fill in”.
most religions have more room for interpretation than seen at face value. many people can believe one thing, while also believing another. sometimes the two beliefs are somewhat contradictory. for me, this is why it makes sense to build my beliefs from the ground up, instead of an existing structure (religion). this allows one to be flexible in his beliefs, without willfully fooling himself.
lastly, the natural state of pot, or hemp is to be legal. what makes it illegal is just a bunch of made up stuff. others on here have covered the “why” thoroughly.

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Profile photo of h2o2 h2o2 (@airknight22) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90, I’m sorry i wasn’t able to answer 1 & 2, i can’t give a smart answer about it. And about those people who commit crimes but pay certain people to do their dirty work, they can never be arrested. What you said is true, when you have money you’re golden. One sad, sad truth is you can pay justice. In our country where money and job is scarce, certain people take advantage over this. And wow, i would love to see you’re wallpaper right now! Mine is a picture of a erupting volcano with thunders all over it. I love how nature can be beautiful and dangerous at the same time. And also you may notice that my English is pretty bad, I’m 16 and still working on it, so please just tolerate it.

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Profile photo of Th-0m Th-0m (@0negative) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@cgriffiths90, http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/snapshot02.htm here’s a short list of the main differences. But basically Theravada is the closest thing to what Siddhartha would have wanted. It’s basically about self-liberation. Mahayana, Vajrayana,Tantra, etc, are too deity oriented. Zen is pretty dope too.

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Profile photo of Christian Chavez Christian Chavez (@sonofsaul) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

2. Comparing Buddhism to Christianity is comparing apples to oranges. The two really aren’t the same thing. One is a monotheistic religion with rules, standards, dogmas, etc and the other is a teaching, a guide to how to live your life. You can see how the two aren’t mutually exclusive, and if you really wanted, you could have both (there are people who do this). While some may say that worshipping Buddha conflicts with worshipping a Christian God, any true Buddhist will tell you that the two do not conflict because you aren’t worshipping Buddha, you are merely following his teachings and lifestyle.
Side note about being friends: talk to me about Christianity. I was raised Catholic and while I have a lot of questions and concerns about the church, I refound Christianity after studying medieval philosophy. I know why a lot of young people stop believing in God, but I think God is such a strict term for the modern world that we fail to see what else God can be.

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