razzlebaybee: What are some examples of Violence in Buddhism and Christianity?
An Example for violence in Christianity is the crucifixion of Jesus and one for Buddhism is Ganeshe’s story of getting his head chopped off.. can anyone help me with two more?? thankkssss!
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Answer by Ari
Violence within Christianity, you REALLY don’t know any?
Christianity is easy…You missed the Crusades…Google them. Google violence in Buddhism…as I haven’t an example for you.Answer by dawn®
ive heard of some of my crazy brethren taking pot shots at abortion doctors and organizing lynchings in the past …Answer by Rowan
Here’s some christian violence
and that’s just the new testament. As for buddhism, i’m not so sure.Answer by Allah
how about the crusades, salem witch trials
segregationAnswer by sillything
Ganaish’s story? That’s hinduism
Your getting your stories confused
Buddhism doesn’t have any violence
Who the hell gave me a thumbs down
my family is hindu and buddhists for crying out loud
I know the storiesAnswer by humanistheart
When you say IN the tradition, you mean it’s dogma or by it’s followers?
In the bible god commands the jews to kill several peoples off, including the Canaanites and the people of jericho. He wipes out the world in a flood. Has his people conquer the ‘promised land’ which already had an owner. Etc. By christians just see the crusades, the witch hunts, the genocide of native americans, etc.Answer by Ryunyo
For Christianity, the Crusades and the Inquisitions come to mind. For Buddhism, there were battles between monks on and around Mt. Hiei just outside Kyoto. See link below.
During the Buddha’s lifetime in India, there was his accepting as a monk the famous killer Angulimala, second link, and the Buddha’s cousin Devadata trying to kill him, third link.Answer by kiowarose777
Actually the story of Ganesh is a Hindu story and not a Buddhist one.
You can read about how Vietnamese Buddhist monks during the Vietnam war burned themselves alive or how Tibetan Buddhist nuns and monks are tortured and even killed for not denouncing their faith.
If you’re looking for something violent that happened to the Lord Buddha, he did have a number of detractors. One poisoned him.Answer by noah
The Christian Crusades were violent, and the war in Sri Lanka is also going on right now that many Buddhist Monks are participating in.