The Buddha taught followers not to trouble with unanswerable questions, but focus on seeking enlightenment. There is clear guidance in Buddhist teachings about how to deal with environmental issues.
When did the Big Bang take place?
30,000 years ago
2 billion years ago
14 billion years ago
How did the Big Bang happen?
Two clouds of particles collided
All matter and energy in the universe expanded rapidly, and eventually stars, galaxies and planets were formed
A star went into supernova and exploded outward
Who devised the theory of evolution?
Do Buddhists accept scientific theories about the origin of the universe?
No, as Buddhists believe that God created the universe
Yes, Buddhists accept scientific theories about the origin of the universe because they do not conflict with Buddhist teachings
No, as Buddhists do not think that the Big Bang could have created the universe
Instead of focusing on creation, what are the priorities for every Buddhist?
Buddhists focus on scientific theories about how the universe is sustained
Buddhists focus on teaching others that God created the universe
The priorities of Buddhists are to focus on achieving a good rebirth and enlightenment
What does ahimsa mean?
To do no harm
To not crave anything
To not gossip about someone else
What do Buddhists believe is the link between humans and nature?
We have nothing in common with nature
God created both us and nature
We are inter-related with nature
In which declaration did Buddhists stress the need to respect the environment?
The Assisi Declaration
The Rome Declaration
The Paris Declaration