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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #41
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I come to you today with an incomplete question.

The central theme of this question lies in what happens to the spirit after death in these two religions.

In Hinduism, you are subject to your own karma in the next life. In Christianity, you are subject to the judgement of God.

But there seems to be a difference in degree. In hinduism, you do something bad, you receive bad karma. In Christianity, you do something bad.... you can be forgiven. No matter what you do, you can be forgiven.

To me, that makes it pretty convenient. You know that any sin can be forgiven, even on a deathbed.

Furthermore, the reason for applying the golden rule in christianity is that in the end, you will be judged. In hinduism, you are taught that in each person, and even in animals, there is a god, the Atman.

These two concepts lead me to make two conclusions:

Morality, as it is taught, in Christianity, is much easier to escape, when viewed in context of society as a whole.
I prefer the morality of Hinduism. I think it is ridiculous to believe we can go through life being prejudiced and hateful of others, and wake up in heaven perfect beings. It is not logical to be pleased with our free will, and also the idea that, in a heaven we will be perfect, with no effort, no act of our free will and character. Like if we don't want to be prejudice, hateful people, this is the time to decide to be different. Don't wait for a miracle to make you better than are willing to make yourself.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #42
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I forever decry the sexophobia that Christianity instills relentlessly in people, besides severe guilt complex and fear how one is going to fair for the rest of eternity - and no moral gains can justify those severe offenses on the psyche of the human beaing Christianity sticks in a straitjacket.

On the other hand Hindusim has the cast system, which, no matter how it came about, is not justifiable either.
Why isn't the cast system justifiable? You sow what you reap.

Some have argued the original writings that could have gone in the bible, did include the concept of reincarnation.

I think democracy works better with a concept of reincarnation.
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