Christianity and Buddhism

Click to access buddh_xtian_axial.pdf

Buddhism shows the way that religions are part of ‘evolution’ in the sense of
the ‘eonic evolution of civilization’:
Cf. Decoding World History, and WHEE: civilization, darwinism and theories of evolution

We didn’t say much about Christianity in our post on Buddhism and the eonic model.
It is a very controversial subject and an almost tragic one. We will continue tomorrow with this
but let us note that model shows how Christianity lacked the depth and momentum of Buddhism and
ended (in one passing remark, a junk religion) in the worst case of a state religion used to dominate
a political culture or cultures in his final phase in the era of Constantine.
For a real Buddhist Christianity is a kind of catastrophe that replaced meditation with a reduced
version of theurgy as ‘prayer’ and a saga/myth based on metaphysical suppositions where in Buddhism
despite its seeming transcendent character everything is empirically verifiable in space-time, e.g the path to
and the state of Enlightenment: this must be realized in space-time.
Christianity merely promises direct contact with god/Jesus via prayer and a passage to heaven upon doing nothing except to have faith
which has no empirical verification. The situation is ripe for fraud and political manipulation.
The Jesus figure is very hard to fathom, and even his existence is subject to intractable debate.
The whole religion operated on a strange tour de force based on reports of witnesses to
a resurrection, a tactic that against all odds took off as a rapidly expanding cult.
Let’s face it, the disinformation here defeats easy analysis. But lets at least note, as we did
with Buddhism, that religions tend to correlate with a given era and then wane somewhere in the
middle of the next, the exact fate apparently underway with Christianity which is rapidly fading away
except so far in the Global South, and in the US despite its weakening hold. Halfway through this era seems much too
long, i.e. 3000 AD. But our analysis is a rough approximation, and roughly confirmed.
We said that Hinduism was an exception but that is only because ‘hinduism’ if you zoom to see what
it is close up is in fact nothing at all, so it can’t fade away: the world of India is a vast spiritual
archaeological site of multiple variants (like Buddhism) on a kind of archetypal ‘hindu’ theme.
The issue of Christianity then is highly vexed as to its real status. It has been said thus over and over
by many critics.
There is more to say here but we will continue tomorrow.

The period of Jesus himself is almost beyond reducing to fact and we cited The Book the Church
Doesn’t Want You to Read for its multiple references to Biblical Criticism.

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