My answer would be no but I don’t get how some people can think so (and by some I know people here know I mean Buddhism). I mean we have a slew of cognitive biases and errors in thinking and even our senses can be easily fooled. Knowing all that it boggles me how people can think otherwise, unless they just flat out don’t judge those as flaws.
If you’re talking about literal perfection, if human beings were perfect then we wouldn’t all disagree with each other. We would be “perfectly” in tune. Right and wrong would be absolute.
I suspect that we’re talking about some specific subset of perfection here, though. In that case I’m going to have to say “Absolutely not” until that subset is defined and argued with success. I see nothing about human beings which suggests any form of perfection.
My guess is that it’s based on the “there is nothing wrong and you have everything you need” which I hear a lot in Buddhist thought, but then why would you tell me that or even teach Buddhism? Is their claim not that human suffering is due to ignorance and they wish to change that? I mean I guess it comes down to a judgment call in either direction but I’ll err on the side that actually shows us our mistakes.
Is their claim not that human suffering is due to ignorance and they wish to change that?Yes. That's the claim.
Sorry, I’m not at all familiar with Buddhism. I do not even know whether Buddhism made Steven Seagal a douch or if he practiced Buddhism because he was a douch. I think it’s ultimately unknowable.