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Posted by Richard Ruquist on November 30, 2000 13:19:58 UTC

My perspective is entirely different from yours. Your thinking is black or white, nothing in between. You apparently think that only one religion can be true and all others must be false.

So in order to determine if a religion is false, all we have to do is find one incorrect thing in a religion, and by your thinking, that makes it false.

Well your religion is based on the mantra,

"Nam-myoho-renge-kyo"

By your own admission, Buddha gave us,

"Myoho-renge-kyo"

and Nichiren gave us the "Nam"

So that has to be incorrect. We should not chant something that the Buddha did not tell us to chant. That means that by your thinking, your own religion has to be false.

Of course, that is not my opinion. My opinion is that your religion, or any other religion, is not perfect. All religions contain a mixture of truth and approximation. Approximation is necessary, just like in science, because human beings are not capable of absorbing the whole truth.

So it is really bad karma to say that someone's religion is false. You know the old story about people who live in glass houses.

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