Malcolm wrote: ↑Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Greg, you are not conversing in good faith.
I am conversing in good faith and I feel that the example I gave is quite relevant.
Christian also argue with each other on the basis of logic too. You should read some of the trinatairan vs non-trinatarian ( (Homoousianism and Arianism) debates.
The Trinatarians won. The backing by the Byzantine state helped settle that little tiff. Sound familiar?
Now, if you have an argument which proves Mādhyamika scholars are incorrect in their refutations of Yogacāra, please present them or assent to the point.
1. I do not have to assent to anything. Both are merely belief systems with one currently being dominant. I may agree with one over the other, but that is just my conceptualising and dualising mind playing games.
Otherwise, it looks very much as if you are advocating a position which declares all religious positions to be valid on their own terms, immune from the refutations of others.
Everything is open to dispute and refutation, but that does not necessarily mean that the refutation is valid. Of course that does not mean the countered position is correct either. Or both. Or neither.
Any of this starting to look familiar yet?