illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
by Denis Wallez:
"Spam of the year" series — introduction (0/12)
Just received some Evangelist spam about "22 Important Questions for the Buddhistic Worldview"… The ignorance displayed in the provided answers is laughable, and that's even before realising that "22 questions" quickly turn into "12 questions and 10 I-don't-like-it-because-it-doesn't-state-what-my-literal-stupid-reading-of the-Bible-means-to-me-myself-and-I".
Anyway, maybe there's a point in answering the 12 questions?
Not to counter-attack anything, there'd be little point in doing so, but to dispel ignorance vis-à-vis what Buddhism teaches… and hopefully foster inter-faith understanding or even dialogue, rather than fights and other stupid attempts at conversion…
2/12 'Life is just suffering'
3/12 'Present remedy for prior-life karma'
4/12 'The Karma Judge'
5/12 'Conscious of attaining nirvāṇa'
6/12 'Reincarnation without soul'
7/12 'Evidence of reincarnation'
8/12 'Growing population'
9/12 'Value of self-effort'
10/12 'True buddha/boddisatva'
11/12 'Changing a sufferer's condition'
12/12 'What hope?'
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