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Is it wrong to have a Buddha

statue next to my Christmas tree?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (42)
  • "I guess she's never seen Indian buddhas, they are beautiful.
    oh, and anon, I'm not a buddhist, I'm just not a xenophobe."

    I love this chick!

    I challenge anyone on here who opposes the Buddha next to the tree to define the meaning of the Christmas tree... you know, with facts.
    Ghostfacebreeda

    Answer by Ghostfacebreeda at 7:29 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • No, why would it be?
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:40 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • No its not wrong!! I love Buddha!! I have a lot of Buddha dolls in my home and a christmas tree. I probably look like some sort of confused schizophrenic to an outsider but really both religions send good messages.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • It is not considered idolatry?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • yes. having a budda and a christmas tree is clearly 2 different beliefs. if that matters.
    TONIA2211

    Answer by TONIA2211 at 10:45 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • You don't have to be Christian in order to have a Christmas tree. You also don't have to be a Buddhist to put a Buddha statue next to a Christmas tree. Do whatever you want regardless of what anyone thinks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • IMO it's wrong for ME but that's just how I feel about it myself...Those statue's are weird and I don't like them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • true christians would not have a christmas tree or budda.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Buddha is cool. I like t rub his fat belly.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I don't see why not... but then again I'm a Buddhist who celebrates Christmas! If you lean towards the Buddhist side, there is nothing inherent in Buddhism that precludes celebrating other holidays. The Buddha never taught that it was 'his way or the highway' when it comes to religious practice. In terms of idolatry, since you are neither worshipping the Buddha nor the Christmas tree I don't think that applies.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 11:02 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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