23 September 2012
Buddhism -- Again
For me, faith is a tough subject. I've tried Christianity, for a second time even though God has hurt me again and again. When things go bad, you are supposed to ask God for help, even though he does not answer. To put it in a matter of fact way, it's hard to talk to yourself when you are in need of help.
Therefore, in an attempt to not be hurt again, I plan to really turn to Buddhism. Buddhism has a lot of good things to it. For example, there is the issue of karma. When you do bad things, bad things will turn around to happen to you. It gives a person a sense of control over their lives. It is said in the Bible that God has his plan for his believers, but how come we never see this plan? Why is it that we need to just blindly believe? I don't necessarily just trust people based on a book, and this has to apply to the Bible.
Another thing with Christianity is the sin portion of humans. We sin as soon as we are born. We are never perfect enough to the Lord. We always have to beg for his forgiveness. That, to me, is now sort of ridiculous. What has a baby done to deserve the wrath of God? If everything that we do is sinful, why are we still alive? God is supposed to punish sinners, is he not?
And this vision of love. "God is supposed to love us because we are his children", you say. Then why are there children in Africa that can't even have a drink of water while people like Madonna (no offense I'm a fan) live in these huge mansions? Why do innocent people die of sickness? Why are there murderers and rapists? How come some of these people go scot-free while some are wrongfully put in jail? Why are there teenagers homeless, not knowing where they are going to sleep or why they are starving? These are all issues that God has apparently turned a blind eye towards. If we are God's children and He "loves" us, he should address these problems. Love is made through actions, not through words. If you say something but don't take any action towards it, that makes you a hypocrite. I'm sorry, but these are issues that this "almighty" person let happen.
Buddhism, I believe, is much safer. Buddhism is a way of life, not a belief system. Buddha is not a god, and such beliefs of how the world started is pretty much worthless. As Buddhists, when we say we love someone, we ACT upon it. We don't just say it. Karma may be tough, but at least you know you deserved it somehow.