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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:52:46 +0200
From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: Reality

At 9:00 AM +0000 2002-07-29, CryoNet wrote:
>I could see Buddhism having a future in the U.S., however, even while it has
>recently declined in Asian countries under various Communist regimes.

The "new" religion is always better than the old one.

>Buddhism anticipated modern theories about the illusory nature of
>consciousness, and it seems more like a system of psychotherapy than a

It also presuposes the illusory nature of the world.

>religion in the Western sense, so it could be  compatible with the
>scientific outlook of some conjectural Transhuman society.

It is no more compatible than most religious systems (not that I have
studied it), and it has a highly authoritarian social structure which is
antithetical to scientific progress.


David S. Stodolsky, PhD    PGP: 0x35490763    

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