The diiference between God and Buddha

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    Those who follow God's teachings do not become God. Those who follow the Buddha's path may become buddhas.
     
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    Buddha never murdered millions of innocent people and animals ?
     
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    He also didn't create them.
     
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    That's correct. Buddha is not a creator god. There are no creation myths in Buddhism.
     
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    When I saw the title, I was hoping for a little more humor. Or some vast reasoning that actually did a good comparison.

    Those that follow gods teachings get to go to heaven. buddist get reincarnated.

    You wanna go through life again or you wanna go to heaven? :lol:
     
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    One of the greatest songs of the 70s:

     
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    Thanks. I loved that song long before I knew what a bodhisattva was.
     
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    To me, a more apt comparison would be Buddha and Jesus and even then, it's not very good a comparison.

    While I am not Buddhist, I understand that the Buddha was a normal man...Prince Siddhartha Gautama who, after many years, became enlightened as to how people can end suffering. Much of what he believed is similar to the Judeo-Christian 10 Commandments but he gives a path to ending that suffering, The 8 Fold Path while the 10 Commandments just say "don't do this".
     
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    You may have been generalizing, and I'm not sure what you believe. However, just in case you may think that we in ourselves have to be perfect to get to heaven, (or we have to be good) I want to say, no, that is not true - in fact, it is impossible. Because man "falls short" - we all sin.

    I would like to share a link about Jesus Christ, Whom says He is the Only Way, the Truth, and the Life. This is the "Romans Road". This, is very important if you haven't seen it before.

    What is the Romans Road to salvation?
    And share a verse...
    And only God knows when we believe in our heart. When we do, He begins the "good work", not ourselves, as His Loving Spirit leads us to "want" to follow Him. It's all about love. We still get convicted of sin though.
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