What do you guys think about Buddhism? (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-10-15 11:38 ID:vUxfqr2I [Del]

I think it has a lot of reasonable positions and is more philosophical & ethical than other major religions, eg Islam

2 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-10-16 00:16 ID:YgueEgze [Del]

There are pros to Buddhism, although it is in many cases a thinly veiled way to scam one into existential nihilism.

3 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-11-14 07:25 ID:ATOTG2U6 [Del]


4 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-11-30 01:59 ID:Rl0xWllc [Del]

IRL Bodhisattva here. OP is a faggot.

5 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-12-02 05:08 ID:OokrkLU+ [Del]

I wouldn't say that Buddhism is nihilism as-such, though it does encourage letting go aspects of the world (fame, success, family) -- this is illustrated pretty well by the list of topics that monks should not participate in :

> talking about kings, robbers, ministers of state; armies, alarms, and battles; food and drink; clothing, furniture, garlands, and scents; relatives; vehicles; villages, towns, cities, the countryside; women and heroes; the gossip of the street and the well; tales of the dead; tales of diversity [philosophical discussions of the past and future], the creation of the world and of the sea, and talk of whether things exist or not

I'm going to be that guy and ask you what you mean by nihilism. Buddhism doesn't advocate the beliefs "nothing exists", "actions don't have consequences", "right and wrong don't exist", "you do not exist", "annihilation will follow the events of this life for all" -- it's the middle way, after all.

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Bertrand Russell (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-11-28 05:10 ID:TGLsbwPd [Del]

Thoughts on this legend? My student is currently reading his Problems of Philosophy and will next read Why I Am Not A Christian -- these texts hold up pretty well imo.

His History of Western Philosophy is biased, but it's a great crash course in Western philosophy too. If you're looking for things to read, I suggest any of these 3 books.

Anything else really worth reading by him? Any criticisms?

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things (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-08-11 23:01 ID:wfjOhep0 [Del]

What if things were not like they seemed to be?

2 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-08-12 09:46 ID:MUdkAXik [Del]

Things are not always what they seem
She won't always say what she means
You'll never know who your friends really are
You'll use that special option in your car

3 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-08-13 12:20 ID:4+MJf4Jg [Del]

you'd be dead lmao

4 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-09-06 16:42 ID:Yow0mibi [Del]

God is love

5 Name: Anonymous Philosopher : 2023-09-19 04:08 ID:NB1/ETRB [Del]

mane dats wat im sayin

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Traditional Catholic Resources (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Bibliognost : 2023-08-22 05:42 ID:t7zrQmnR [Del]

A few months ago I saved some links that I think it could be useful, I didn't know where I should but this so well. Literature is the closest board.

CONSERVATIVE NOVUS ORDO (Vatican II is okay, it was just badly implemented.):
speckzo - https://www.youtube.com/@speckzoAF
Church Militant: Warning, The guy who runs this channel is a drama queen - https://www.youtube.com/@ChurchMilitant

RECOGNIZE AND RESIST POSITION (Vatican II sucks and the Pope is in error.):

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