This isn't a comparative religion site, but that statement's not correct. Leviticus is the 3rd book of the Old Testament and contains the rules against homosexuality.fuki wrote: ↑Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:35 pmI'm not talking about the historical Buddha ofcourse (before ppl hit the report button) but it would be naive to think that all Buddhist text were free from political motivation, if memory serves me right sodomy was no issue in the old testament, only in the new testament it became a "sin".
The rest of your post, I agree with you - especially regarding hells. This happens a lot; whether it's sutras of questionable origins or words directly from masters. Amplifying threats of hell is a common tactic used by those looking to influence the behavior of others.
This is really good advice.fuki wrote:Whoever is "anti" or "pro" anything could always find a match for their preconceived notions in the vast library of Buddhism to conveniently assert a point or negate those of others. Which is basically the same political/manipulative effort. Be careful please blindly quoting sutras and words of masters/teachers plucked from the interweb, especially involving hell and rebirth.