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Jesus Christ Gautama Buddha
Debate Score:98
Arguments:82
Total Votes:104
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Who is the greater religious teacher?

Jesus Christ

Side Score: 38
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Gautama Buddha

Side Score: 60
3 points

Jesus is the son of the one true God, creator of the universe and all life on the planet... he wins.

Side: Jesus Christ
Warjin(1577) Disputed
3 points

And this is why your religion will be dead within the next 200 years, people are no longer fooled with ignorant and superstitious teachings like they use to be, a humans brain is evolving to become more reasonable and logically in tune with the universe around us and its due to this form of social and mental evolution that will be the death of all theistic religions.

I promous you this will happen, its been happening as you can clearly see, like all natural selection you need to adapt and evolve or die.

Side: Gautama Buddha
AngryGenX(463) Disputed
2 points

I don't disagree with you. Western society will continue to turn away from Christianity... Ignorance; lol... What is ignorant is how people like you refuse to recognize western civilization has been in decline since the trend towards secularism. The world's body of knowledge may be growing, technology advancing, but the more you reject Christ the more you all behave like animals.

Side: Jesus Christ
pakicetus(1455) Disputed
1 point

a humans brain is evolving to become more reasonable and logically in tune with the universe around us

No it isn't. There is zero selective pressure for a human brain to become more intelligent or "logically in tune with the universe".

Modern religions may die out, but religion itself definitely won't die anytime soon.

Side: Jesus Christ
1 point

The Buddha offers the only way to escape life's sufferings... he wins. Jesus was no different to many other people who offered away to heaven after to death, he is no different and what he taught was no more believable.

Side: Gautama Buddha
GuitarGuy(6095) Clarified
1 point

I actually think that Jesus may have taught a very similar message. It is just the traditional interpretation of the Bible that makes them seem different. For example, I think that the "kingdom of God," also called the "kingdom of Heaven," is much like the Buddhist concept of enlightenment.

Side: Jesus Christ
1 point

JESUS CHRIST IS THE GREATEST TEACHER =) HE PERFORM MANY MIRACLES AND HE DIED FOR US =)

HE SAID, I CAME FOR SINNERS, NOT TO GOOD PEOPLES, I CAME HERE TO CHANGE HUMANITY

"LOVE OTHERS THE WAY YOU LOVE YOURSELF"

MUHAMMAD WAS A MAN WHO HAD MANY WIVES AND MANY FALSE TEACHINGS

IF MUHAMMAD

WAS AN ILLITERATE PERSON, HOW DID HE WROTE AND PREACH USING QU'RAN,

IF HE SAID NOT TO DRINK WINE BECAUSE IT IS SATAN'S HANDIWORK, WHY THERE IS A RIVER OF WINE PREPARED BY ALLAH FOR GOOD PEOPLES

BUDDHA DEDICATED HIMSELF TO MAKE PEOPLES HAPPY

MANY SCHOLARS AND EVIDENCE THAT GAUTAMA BUDDHA DON'T TRY TO ESTABLISH A RELIGION =)

BUDDHISM IS A PHILOSOPHY NOT A RELIGION

Side: Jesus Christ
2 points

In my opinion, I choose Jesus as a greater religious leader. He helped the poor, cured the blind and the infected but also cured a vast of people spiritually. Actually,Gautama Buddha was actually searching for God himself. When Gautama passed away people then made up that he was God and they started worshiping him.

Thanks for reading and I am grateful for that. My bad, if I am not giving a good enough argument. I am not very good in crafting arguments but somehow I found it fun to make. Thank you for understanding.

Side: Jesus Christ
GuitarGuy(6095) Disputed
3 points

People don't worship Buddha as God. Actually, it is taught that others can become Buddhas, as well. The religion most well known for worshiping their teacher as God, is Christianity.

Side: Gautama Buddha
MuckaMcCaw(1968) Clarified
1 point

None of the Buddhas are or have ever been worshiped as Gods. Guatama himself seemed skeptical of the existence of Gods, teaching that if they existed, they were simply powerful beings on the same death/rebirth cycle as anyone else. He even argued that they were farther away from achieving enlightenment (due to unrestrained hubris) than humans.

Gautama is revered as a Bodhisattva, a person who has attained enlightenment and able to leave the cycle of death and rebirth, not at all a God.

Side: Jesus Christ
AngryGenX(463) Disputed
1 point

None of the Buddhas are or have ever been worshiped as Gods

Hmm... giant golden statues people burn incense for and pray to... nooo, this isn't worship at all.

Side: Gautama Buddha
1 point

The Buddha was never searching for a God. He taught that the belief and worship of worldly Gods was not useful.

Side: Gautama Buddha

Jesus died for my sins. I gotta go with Him. I <3 Jesus. .

Side: Jesus Christ
Hitler(2364) Disputed
1 point

You weren't alive to have sinned before Jesus died.

Ergo, Jesus die not die for your sins.

Side: Gautama Buddha
1 point

He was planning ahead. :)

Side: Jesus Christ

Jesus is the greatest religious Teacher because he taught to turn the other cheek when someone strikes you.

Side: Jesus Christ
0 points

He taught us to love one another even if it's your enemy, to pray for people even if it's your enemy, and the list goes on. No one else would say such wise things like Jesus Christ did. Jesus Christ also died on the cross for my sins and He rose again.

Side: Jesus Christ
GuitarGuy(6095) Disputed
2 points

He taught us to love one another even if it's your enemy, to pray for people even if it's your enemy, and the list goes on. No one else would say such wise things like Jesus Christ did.

Except for Buddha:

“Hatred will not cease by hatred, but by love alone. This is the ancient law.” -Buddha

Side: Gautama Buddha
Srom(12202) Disputed
0 points

Jesus said it before Buddha.

Side: Jesus Christ
LoveU(348) Disputed
-1 points

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Side: Jesus Christ
Hitler(2364) Disputed
2 points

You weren't alive to have sinned before Jesus died.

Ergo, Jesus die not die for your sins.

Side: Gautama Buddha
Srom(12202) Disputed
1 point

He payed the price for everyone's sins who are willingly wanting to believe.

Side: Jesus Christ

The Buddha never taught people what to believe or how to think but to think and find things out for themselves unlike Jesus. Also what Jesus offers is not really any different to other Religions.

Jesus was only ever supposed to have offered help for other peoples sufferings in life when he was still alive, since he went back up to heaven he is no longer going round helping people's hardships but the Buddha's teachings still help people with day to day suffering now.

I also feel Christianity encourages people to unhealthily bottle up emotions and negativeness without actually dealing with them.

Side: Gautama Buddha
1 point

I also feel Christianity encourages people to unhealthily bottle up emotions and negativeness without actually dealing with them.

That's not really Christ's fault. But, it is evidence He failed as a teacher, so I can't really hold that against you.

Side: Gautama Buddha
Satori(39) Disputed
1 point

I don't think Jesus failed as a teacher. I think that they just gave the messages to the wrong guys and they took it and twisted it to fit their sadistic agendas. I mean really. Paul = Saul, who tried to destroy Christianity. Then Romans persecute the Christians for YEARS and then some time after Constantine, the Romans made it a state religion. I'm not 100% but I think that'd piss off hundreds of Polytheistic Romans or Christian persecutors. Roman Catholics and Middle Ages. Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhh. No comment.

I will bet money that when Jesus comes back, if he comes back in physical form, he's going to take one look at modern Christianity and facepalm. "Did y'all even listen to me?"

Side: Jesus Christ
GuitarGuy(6095) Clarified
1 point

Jesus was only ever supposed to have offered help for other peoples sufferings in life when he was still alive, since he went back up to heaven he is no longer going round helping people's hardships but the Buddha's teachings still help people with day to day suffering now.

Wait... How are Jesus' teachings no longer useful? Several of the gospels not included in the Bible are actually pretty similar to Buddhist teachings, and depending on your interpretation, several of his teachings that were included in the Bible are somewhat similar to Buddhism, as well.

I also feel Christianity encourages people to unhealthily bottle up emotions and negativeness without actually dealing with them.

I kind of agree, but I think that has more to do with the traditional Christian interpretations.

Side: Jesus Christ
TheEccentric(3382) Clarified
1 point

Wait... How are Jesus' teachings no longer useful?

I wasn't really referring to his teachings, but to the miracles he would perform to help people and how he no longer does this. But looking back on it I don't think it was really relevant to who was a greater religious teacher so my apologies

Side: Jesus Christ
1 point

I am more familiar with Jesus' teachings, but Buddha's teachings seem to be a little less ambiguous.

Side: Gautama Buddha
Cartman(18192) Disputed
2 points

What? Jesus said do unto others as you would have them do to you. How is that ambiguous? His students are just jerks. :)

Side: Jesus Christ
GuitarGuy(6095) Disputed
1 point

Well, that message is certainly to the point, but several of his other messages are pretty ambiguous. I mean, he did speak in parables, you know?

Side: Gautama Buddha

Also they do not contradict themselves.

I like how in the bible it says that their is neither male nor female and that everyone is equal in Jesus but then it says that women have to remain quiet and submissive and should not be allowed to teach or have authority over a man.

Side: Gautama Buddha
1 point

Also they do not contradict themselves.

Jesus' teachings don't contradict themselves. The Bible does, though... Depending on your interpretation.

I like how in the bible it says that their is neither male nor female and that everyone is equal in Jesus but then it says that women have to remain quiet and submissive and should not be allowed to teach or have authority over a man.

That's because the Bible was written by several different people with slightly different views. You should look at the books that were not included in the Bible. There's about a hundred of them.

Side: Gautama Buddha
1 point

That's what you get when you compare a phenomenologist with a philosopher moving within the sphere of ideologue. Obviously the one making a careful analysis of experience will have a more accurate picture of the world than someone who merely extrapolates from religious beliefs. Buddha relates to everyone with a mind. Jesus compels only those already part of the Judeo-Christian culture.

Side: Gautama Buddha
1 point

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BuddhismandChristianity

Really all I can say. I take both sides of this argument. Buddha and Jesus are bros, man... I <3 Saint Oniisan.

Side: Gautama Buddha