Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:02 UTC
Apple On its website, Apple has just confirmed that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. After bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the world's most succesful technology companies, Jobs lost the battle with pancreatic cancer.
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RE: Weird Twist...
by zima on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:29 UTC in reply to "Weird Twist..."
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For all we know, Steve Jobs was a Buddhist. Hence, presumably, he not only didn't believe (BTW, how do you go from "someone who believes" to "I'm pleased to know"?) in stories for good children about reunions and such, he also presumably believed in something much more profound, followed a religion which leads its adherents into actually valuing - as something which needs to earned - their, essentially, cessation of existence. One which causes them (via a small trick of reincarnations; but still, fascinating in comparison) into recognizing the profound truth about our lives being just short, fleeing contributions (working towards loftier goals here) to slowly evolving human societies.

Steve, as a Buddhist, presumably would at most expect to be reincarnated ...which is an undesirable option.

You being pleased from your "knowledge" that his beliefs are irrelevant, on such occasion, can be easily seen as quite disrespectful - "with profound respect" or... mockery?

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