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My brother’s wife is a Buddhist and does not seek God, but she does seek goodness and truth and toleration of differences and clean right living.
My brother has no trouble controlling his desires - he desires to marry a good person and she also.
Your views are best kept to yourself.
They don’t represent the Catholic Church,
I am not even sure they are rational.
As for the religion of Buddhism, here are some important things to know about the necessity to seek God, and respond to the Good News of His Son Jesus
From the CCC:
Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it. (CCC 846)
This affirmation is not aimed at those who, through no fault of their own, do not know Christ and his Church: Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience—those too may achieve eternal salvation. (CCC 847)
From and article by Charles Aiken from here:https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/buddhism:
**The fundamental tenets of Buddhism are marked by grave defects that not only betray its inadequacy to become a religion of enlightened humanity, but also bring into bold relief its inferiority to the religion of Jesus Christ. In the first place, the very foundation on which Buddhism rests—the doctrine of karma with its implied transmigrations—is gratuitous and false. This pretended law of nature, by which the myriads of gods, demons, men, and animals are but the transient forms of rational beings essentially the same, but forced to this diversity in consequence of varying degrees of merit and demerit in former lives, is a huge superstition in flat contradiction to the recognized laws of nature, and hence ignored by men of science. **
And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to theFather, but by me.
As for my comment about desire, this is my basis:
1 Corinthians 7
It is well for a man not to touch a woman. But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband