Is it normal to think you're right?

I never asked over this in my life but if one is spiritual not religious they think, know they're right.

Wisdom depends on this, it doesn't depend on these organised religions, it's foolish to follow a religion blindly and get it wrong and not know how wrong you are.

I chose Buddhism not for its way of life but to help me relax. And the world should be Buddhist, specifically in politics, there should be a separation of religion and politics but Buddhism isn't a religion and should be in politics.

The idea in my ideology is Buddhist extremism, that's the only religious if not religion ideology that's the correct one.

Religious means of an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity, which implies it derives from religion, that doesn't make it a religion, unless it was religious faith or observance which Buddhism isn't.

However the only thing that makes it a religion is the Dalai Lama is a monk, that's it. It's otherwise not a religion.

However in being gentle in compassion, not selfishness, the Noble truths, no covetousness, no harmful intent, no alcohol, no mind-altering drugs, and so forth, this is an honest way of living, man should live like that.

So in thinking I'm right is it normal?

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  • It would be foolish not to follow a religion and get it wrong. At least if you do follow a religion, and you're right, the religion tends to provide benefit. Lacking religion and getting it right or wrong does not help you in the slightest. Since true belief only comes from truth, the farther from the truth you get, the less correct the belief is, so Buddhism is far from correct.

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    • It's not correct but it's the way to wisdom, as the wise are spiritual not religious.

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      • "For Chriſt ſent me not to baptize, but to euangelize: not in wiſedom of ſpeech, that the croſſe of Chriſt be not made voide. For the word of the croſſe, to them indeed that periſh, is fooliſhness, but to them that are ſaued, that is, to vs, it is the power of God. For it is written: I wil destroy the wiſedom of the wiſe; and the prudence of the prudent I wil reiect. Where is the wiſe? Where is the Scribe? Where is the diſputer of this world? Hath not God made the wiſdom of this world fooliſh? For because in the wiſedom of God the world did not by wiſedom know God; it pleaſed God by the fooliſhnes of the preaching to ſaue them that beleeue. For both the Iewes ask ſignes, and the Greeks ſeeke wiſedom: but we teach Chriſt crucified, to the Iewes certes a ſcandal, and to the Gentils, fooliſhnes: but to the called Iewes and Greeks, Chriſt the power of God and the wiſedom of God. For that which is the fooliſh of God, is wiſer then men; and that which is the infirme of God, is ſtronger than men. For ſee your vocation, Brethren, that not many wiſe according to the fleſh, not many mightie, not many noble: but the fooliſh things of the world God hath choſen, that he may confound the wiſe; and the weak things of the world hath God choſen, that he may confound the ſtrong: and the baſe things of the world and the contemptible hath God chosen, and thoſe things which are not, that he might deſtroy those things which are; that no flesh may glorie in his ſight. And of him you are in Chriſt JESVS, who is made vnto vs wiſedom from God, & iuſtice, ſanctification, and redemption: that as it is written: He that doth glorie, may glorie in our Lord."
        - 1 Corinthians 1:17-31

        True wisdom comes only to the religious; only those who follow Jesus are those who truly become wise.

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        • my keypad doesn't have that character that you use instead of "s", the closest I've got is the German ß. Plus I've got smileys you otherwise won't have on a default keypad, e.g. ಠ_ಠ

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  • I've heard people say that Buddhism is more of a philosophy than a religion.

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    • Cool, so do you think Buddhism should be the state philosophy? And do you think the nation should go Buddhist?

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      • I don't think that there should be any sort of state philosophy, nor should there be any state sanctioned religion. People have the inherent right to choose their own philosophy, and or religion. It's not the state's job to push modes of thinking onto its people.

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        • That's your political thinking, as king of the nation the nation will be required to plant trees and end the ridiculousness of the Muslims, and Buddhists will be required to free themselves of any trouble with the Muslims.

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          • Yes, that's political thinking, and no, it probably won't ever change. I'm all for planting trees, and I don't have any sort of attachment, or concern for the Muslim religion. However, I am an American, and I do support, and believe in the separation of Church, and state. I do think that Buddhism is a fascinating religion/philosophy. I'm a Roman Catholic Christian, and I can't imagine ever abandoning that. I also think that most other people tend to feel the same way about their religious beliefs, or lack thereof.

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            • Yes, but you're forgetting one thing, that Roman Catholics were running the nations especially in Europe, UK, Utah and New England for many many years, as with Deists, Puritans, Anglicans which bloodily suppressed the Catholics in the 16th century.

              And finally the Buddhist monks had a say in politics over money, but the Dalai Lama isn't a politician anymore.

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  • Cool it with the psychedelics.

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    • Yeah, I don't take psychedelics, and I'm not acting like I do. And you said cool it, I don't understand, I'm a Buddhist, I'm not angry or aggressive, I'm calm, I'm not on drugs, why would people think I'm on drugs? Do you not realise I'm empty, I'm barren of things existing independently, and you can't see that drugs aren't just there? You can't see that when a logical person is against drugs they're not on drugs? Since solipsism is logical it's all dependent on rationalism. If someone else did or said what I did or said you wouldn't think they're weird, so why think it's weird if I did it? If someone told me they banned drugs my childhood reaction would be that they're calm and not on drugs. If someone said "to help me relax" my original reaction is that they're calm. So maybe you're the one who needs to cool it and not me, you're the one who's angry, not me, you irrational piece of rubbish!

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