Esther Watson
Esther Watson thanked The Z.'s answer

Yes, but not so much Western society. If you were Chinese, a Buddhist, or a student of philosophy, the Dalai Lama would have more significance to you and your views.

That the Dalai Lama lives a thoughtful life, is of pious character, and is so grounded in his peaceful beliefs, would be sufficient to convince … Read more

Esther Watson
Esther Watson thanked Pepper pot's answer

No and No. Although I do like some buddhist parables. Doesn't the Dali Lama live a part from the world? It's a lot harder to live in it. Wiseman says "Don't work ass off and pay taxes, get thrown in jail." What is stranger is that psychotherapists actually push the mindfulness that buddhists teach, but … Read more

Esther Watson
Esther Watson thanked Lia Tan's answer

Yes I am Buddhist but the Dalai Lama hasn't really influenced me that much. I mean sure he's a great spiritual example who I look up to, but my day to day life doesn't really revolve around anything that he has said or done. From all the other Buddhists I've known, I'd say that they're … Read more

Esther Watson
Esther Watson thanked Ty Hibb's answer

True Christianity basics remain the same. What has changed is religions that have been formed in an attempt to get away from the direction that Jesus gave his followers. What man has done is to change things to suit his own personal likes and dislikes, instead submitting to the direction that Jesus gave.

It is … Read more

Esther Watson
Esther Watson thanked Corey The Goofyhawk's answer

Christianity has been changing for quite awhile. I think that one of the biggest ways it has changed is in our view of God. Of the many attributes of God, modern day Christians single out love as God's primary attribute when that is only half the story. All of His attributes work together as one. … Read more

Esther Watson
Esther Watson thanked Ty Hibb's answer

Establishing what is the truth is the most important part of Christianity. The bible warned that there would be false teachings that would take some away from following in the footsteps of Jesus. At 2Tim 4:3,4 is says "For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome … Read more