Haha, time isnt an issue to a Buddist. You lead a pious life, you seek knowlege, and become Enlightened. When you die, your soul just reincarnates to a different body, depending on how nice you were previously. Luckily, the Buddists will be human again (Or something more, if they have enough points or whatever), but the rest that are crappy people will be bugs and other creepy crawlies. A large ironic karma situation in the end Very Happy Therefore, nice people have infinate amounts of time to become Enlightened." - I would rather die (in oblivion) than follow any theology resembling this. Fortunatley it's wrong. Also it doesn't make any sense. You can think of some ludicrous arguments - eg. what happens to people who get reincarnated as bacteria, then someone comes along with some disinfectant? Helping other people actually does make a lot of sense!
There are estimated to be 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bacteria on the Earth and only 6,000,000,000 people. You are therefore 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times more likely to be reincarnated as bacteria than human. Additionally, it would take billions of times longer than the age of the universe for each life force in each bacterium to get a chance at being human and reach a state of enlightenment (Universe is only 11-20,000,000,000 years old). Buddhism is therefore false, QED.
alasdair, Church Web Stop 30 Comments
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