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A christian answer to buddhist metaphysics

muskogee22

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The Theravada believe in impermanence and selflessness.so do the mahayana.in Theravada there are atoms and minds Wich come into being and cease.the problem is,they believe that this happens out of nothing with no creator because the subsequent atom or mind comes into being only after it's predecessor ceases totally.this is known as kshanabhanga.

Then they also believe in dependant origination Wich states that a thing does not come into existance except dependant on other things ad infinitum.but you can't create anything new unless you have omnipotence ,or in my view unless the weak panentheistic energies essence distinction is true where we are created within the mind of God in a sense .

Mipham Rinpoche criticized this view of arising not knowing that he demolishes his own religion.and infinity in number going back in time or a literal Infinite in quantity rather than quality is hard to grasp or make sense of.there has to be a first cause or mover.

The Mahayana madhyamika state that that there is no unconditioned reality.this is known as shunyata.but father Robert spitzer has proven there must be a unconditioned reality that is immaterial and the continuous creator of all that exists.I will link to this argument in the next post as I'm on my phone.

There is a fatal flaw in madhyamika however ,Nagarjuna said that things do not arise or cease.but if that is the case then there is either permanence of everything or nothing.

Yogacara and yogacara madhyamika synthesis like is practiced by all tibetans states that atoms do not exist but that there is basically solipsism.but they believe in kshanabhanga so it cannot be true as a mind cannot cease and a new mind follows it after it ceases out of nothing.with no creator .

All Buddhist metaphysics basically have insurmountable flaws Wich render them false.

That is my view anyway.I hope christians can study and understand Buddhist philosophy so we can call Buddhists to christian theism.
 

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