Getting a rough feel for this debate room and being relatively new
The - all religion is bad - feeling in this forum doesn't seem to touch on Buddhism, which is closer to a philosophy than a religion.
I haven't seen much discussion on that subject. Is that because it has less focus on a deity or because the demographics are more Judeo Christian background and few people here are familiar with it?
I would also count myself in that group. I know very little about Buddhism
This question is partly driven by the answer on Quora and snow storm Riley
The Quora answer about the mind set of the rich related how they have no concept that they can't have anything they want by waving their magic credit card.
They are totally incredulous that transportation closes down for REALLY bad weather. My boss had to deal with about a dozen suicidal New Yorkers the last 2 weeks. Since the weather forced the closure of the Interstates, of course they could take all the little tiny goat trails that their GPS told them about to get to the casino and water park.
Then they wonder why they are skidded off the road and the police don't IMMEDIATELY come to rescue them from their own folly in the middle of No where.
The Buddha was the same way. He was a spoiled rich kid who totally freaked out at the site of a sick old poor man and created a new religion out of the reality check.
It positively changed society and created a massive population jump.
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