ED: Dualism is at the core of our Judeo-Christian culture; but also, contrary 
to what some might assert, there *are* intrinsic differences in
the psyches of men and women.

MEL: And which is why Zen poped up into popularity here in the West, even after 
WW2. Zen is a new concept here in the West, and for some, quite liberating, 
perhaps partly due to the lack of specifics, as in the Law of Moses. Zen at its 
core has no gods, rituals/ceremonies, specifics, and so forth. Zen Buddhism and 
various other religious sects of whatever persuasion on the other hand, operate 
in the opposite direction

Eventually, one has to make a choice between being a Christian, or that of some 
other religion. Mixing beliefs only breeds confusion. I've personally tried 
that, and it just doesn't work. Being a committed Christian at its core forbids 
one from...

- looking into other religious or spiritual beliefs
- adding or subtracting to Yahweh's laws and regulations(the ancient Hebrews 
were known not only for sliding back and forth between the old and new 
religions, but mixing and getting confused with both)

Concerning the differences between men and women, these are also based on 
unceasing attachment to the Self and its supposed needs, and therefore 
dualistic tendencies. It's partly because of such that there are so many single 
and lonely individuals out there who seem to have so much more trouble(compared 
to the past) in setting up nest with others. As you may notice these days, 
people fall in and out of relationships in a similar way that people go through 
burger meals per year

Dualistic thinking will never leave Western society, but it can certainly be 
cut down, and that is the individual's choice, or not. On the other hand you 
have Zen and Tao which describe all things good and 'godly' without specific 
dieties to work with, whilst Semitic beliefs on the other hand speak of the 
Almight and One Creator who must be loved, feared, respected, and so forth. 
Matters are made worse because many Christians are teaching whoever about god 
being within each and every individual in the same way that one sometimes come 
across in Zen where one is taught that Buddha is within each and every 
being...without the specifics  


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