In a comment the OP wrote,
I tried to make the question narrower. Hope that makes it conformimg to the rules.
It seems to me that this site doesn't have many rules;
but one of those few rules is that the question must be about Buddhism.
Is this question exactly (only) 50% about Buddhism?
Earlier question have been slightly asymmetrical:
- Can a Buddhist practice Christianity?
- Can a Christian practice Buddhism?
Because of their asymmetry, each of those questions can be answered from a primarily Buddhist point of view.
IMO some problems with the current question include:
Because the OP doesn't explain their motive for asking the question, therefore you can't guess what additional information they might find useful in an answer, i.e. how to approach the question.
Because this question is symmetric between Buddhism and Catholicism; it might need as much expertise with Catholicism and with Buddhism to answer.
An article like 'I wanted a faith that was deeper': Jesuit priest and Zen master with someone who is, allegedly, both a Jesuit priest and a Zen roshi implies it's possible to make room for both in one's life ... but it's also easy to list ways in which (or to find quotes which prove) that they're incompatible ... so, who's right? What's worth saying on the subject?
The question is asking for "contradictions and inconsistencies".
I don't know what the OP wants. Should I list the "top ten" ways in which Buddhism seems to contradict Catholicism or vice versa? Is it worth mentioning any ways in which they're similar, or even any ways in which they're compatible?
In this comment Andrei wrote,
A bad question is inclined toward flamewars.
He was talking about discussions of "C versus Pascal" as a programming language; but by analogy was talking about discussions which put "one school of Buddhism versus another". If "one school versus another" shouldn't be asked because it's not "inclined towards" useful answers then IMO the same is true for "one religion versus another".
I wish I could suggest how to improve the current question (but I can't, I don't know how to).
The current answer quotes the Buddha's distinguishing Buddhism from a faith-based God-worshipping religion. Is that a good answer to the question, is that all it takes to answer the question?
That simple answer generated 10 comments between two people.
Maybe this a question that's better suited for a discussion forum than for a Q+A forum.
In any case I'm not in a hurry to reopen the question as-is:
- It's already been more-or-less answered in the dozens of previous questions which those tags
- It's only 50% about Buddhism
- It encourages discussion not answers
- It requires expertise which various users of this forum aren't likely to have (e.g. the Jesuit priest I mentioned above presumably knows vastly more about Catholicism than you or I do)
- It's biased towards incompatibility (asking about incompatibility without asking about compatibility)
- It might be better if it were different somehow, but I don't know what changes to suggest (because I don't know why the OP is asking, whether they're read those earlier questions and answers, how much or what if anything they know already about Buddhism and/or Catholicism, etc.)