Is Buddhism A Religion?

Written by Helen Wyre

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Like all major religions Buddhism contains a morality, rituals and behaviours, certain ethical values and an origin of existence, yet because Buddhists do not believe in an all knowing creator God some claim that Buddhism fails to be a religion. The large variety of definitions of religion shows that we can never give a solid, one answer description of what it is that religion is and does.

We must remember that previously Buddhism has many names such asrepparttar Buddha’s teaching or message, orrepparttar 149879 Buddha’s way orrepparttar 149880 path of attainment. Althoughrepparttar 149881 religious status of Buddhism has come under constant attack, we could argue thatrepparttar 149882 questioning is in fact, not necessary. If we were able to askrepparttar 149883 Buddha if Buddhism was in fact a religion or not he would probably answer withrepparttar 149884 response that it does not matter. Torepparttar 149885 Buddhist, their beliefs are essentially a philosophy by which individuals can attain release fromrepparttar 149886 world of karma and rebirth. Knowing whether or not Buddhism is a religion or not cannot lead to salvation, only through practice and understanding can one be led to a happiness which is not transient.

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EU to conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews

Written by David Ben-Ariel

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It's past time we all wake up torepparttar harsh reality that Israeli leaders are onrepparttar 149855 take, that they're playing "good guy/bad guy," that successive Israeli governments from bothrepparttar 149856 Left andrepparttar 149857 Right, are accomplices to murder - since they haverepparttar 149858 means and ability to removerepparttar 149859 threatrepparttar 149860 Arab terrorists pose (with their daily calls for genocide againstrepparttar 149861 Jews andrepparttar 149862 destruction of Israel), as boldly called for by Meir Kahane (Malachi 4:4), former Israeli Parliament Member and rabbi, but purposely chose not to protect their family and friends.

Successive Israeli governments, ofrepparttar 149863 Left andrepparttar 149864 Right, have stood by idly while Judaism's holiest site continues to be occupied by Nazi-Muslims who illegally deny Christian and Jewish religious rights uponrepparttar 149865 Temple Mount.

Israel hasrepparttar 149866 power but lacksrepparttar 149867 will to exercise proper sovereignty over Jerusalem; Israel has woefully neglectedrepparttar 149868 Temple Mount; Israel has failed to respect their biblical inheritance and liberaterepparttar 149869 Arab-occupied territories and immediately annex them, so Israel is losing it all, retreating further into their walled ghetto, and have slit their own throat by inviting disaster upon all: "peacekeeping" wolves in sheep's clothing.

Israel is going to fall. The American and British peoples are also to suffer a brutal betrayal byrepparttar 149870 new kid onrepparttar 149871 block,repparttar 149872 EU bully, atrepparttar 149873 same time. The nuclear sicklerepparttar 149874 EU will swing will soon cut us all down to size.

Our nations have failed to repent of their sins, to turn from our idolatry and immorality, to trust in God and not man, to love and obey God and not blindly follow tinsel traditions that contradictrepparttar 149875 holy commandments, so we're as good as defeated and deported (Daniel 9:11).

The good news is that we don't have to die, we can turn from our sins and save ourselves and live as individuals and nations, free, followingrepparttar 149876 prescription of 2 Chronicles 7:14 that President Reagan had his hand upon while taking his first oath of office: 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out

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