FQ: What component of Catholicism does Flannagan believe Buddhism fully embodies?
The Golden Rule. Pg. 186
FQ: Which does Flannagan believe comes first, an ethical conception or a theology?
An ethical conception. Pg. 204
DQ: Flannagan discovered Buddhism at a crucial point in his life: college. It arrived to him at a time, universally identified in the west, of exploration, growth, and existential crisis. However, this time is also associated with "liberal" culture, youthful rebellion, and vulnerability. Do you believe that someone, and everyone one is different, but generally speaking, has the proper constitution at such a confusing time in their life, to make the grand decisions on belief, meaning, and faith?
DQ: Flannagan believes that a sort of normative ethics precedes any abstraction such as a moral system, or a religion. Such a view echoes Sartre's idea of existence before essence. Do you agree that existence precedes meaning, or do you believe that meaning precedes existence?
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