Asian religions are more peaceful and more humane than the European one?
8 Aug 11
There is neither peace nor militant "religion", militancy or peacefulness are always features of the cultural struggle of various peoples, religion is often but not always used as a means of confrontation. If the Chinese, for example, that you think yes, "more peaceful" religions and philosophies of their cultural space have always respected fully, then it would not be repeated in the course of Chinese history came to an unimaginable height loss in men examples The human losses during the great popular uprisings middle of the 19th Century were incredibly high, estimates suggest that China's population of 410 million in 1850 to be dropped to 350 million in 1873 The same applies to the period between 1912 and 1950 (civil war, second world war against Japan, forced collectivization of peasants, Cultural Revolution), estimated at 60 million victims. One of the worst ancient conquerors of Asia, the Indian Mauryan Emperor Ashoka has about himself wrote several works, when he shocked Europe excl their own brutality, from Hinduism to Buddhism converted and stated: "That can get 'religion' but no peaceful effect on people, but only the insight of the rulers and the receipt of welfare among the nations.
6 Aug 11
what is the goal of individual religions! This point is overlooked too often. Buddhism. Find enlightenment on an individual level. Human order and the worship of ancestors (popular in Asia generally very strong) Christianity is directly from Jesus (the son of God) inspired. The task is to build the kingdom of heaven on earth is no small task. how much has been made ??of it! can be seen in our society. regards
5 Aug 11
That is to say, because the European religions do not exist for so long. They were supplanted by imported oriental monotheistic religions that tolerate no other gods. All religions have served at all times in all places for political purposes. Here's an example from Asia: As a Sungtsen Gampo to 700 of our era, the Tibetan tribes united and first king of Tibet, he introduced to Buddhism from India as a state religion, to urge the power of tribal leaders back who supported the indigenous Bon religion . Later this led to bloody clashes. Religion divides people - secular humanism unites them.
2 Aug 11
Hinduism has a special caste of warriors. Buddhism also is not spotless. Not even in Tibet. It is no coincidence that so many martial arts come from Asia. One should not look to the Asian religions glorified. A religion is only as quiet as his supporters.
2 Aug 11
Well this is what the Christians have organized in the Crusades to be topped and probably never more so one can only say that other religions have clearly been comfortable on it are. Wants to calmly and let the scriptures are what, what is even more important since the respective believers make of it.