"Buddhism was greatly influenced by the philosophy of Lao Tzu... who was explicit in saying that you could have 1, 1000 or 0 god(s). It didn't matter to Tao or Way...implying a continually changing process. I must admit that Taoism (the…"
"I have a Thai Buddhist friend and when she talks it sometimes sounds like there isn't much of a difference between god and Buddha. I am fairly sure that in original Buddhism the goal is a 'state of mind' (Not a destination)…"
"One need not "must accept" anything in Buddhism. There are many atheist Buddhists who don't feel a need to believe in reincarnation or in Karma as an external force rather than an internal result of one's thinking and actions.…"
im Jeric and i am founder of Leaders in Free Thought, an atheist/skeptic group at CSU in in Fort Collins. we are hosting Eugenie Scott in January and i wanted to invited you and anyone else you know who wants to come. (its free).
she works for National Center for Science Education and defends evolution. i put up an event page here on nexus so you can check it out. just look up "Eugenie Scott: Not Over After Dover" and you'll find it. i've also coordinated with some evolution profs here to do a discussion after and then there will be some food. i hope you can come and spread the word.
Greetings to a fellow Coloradan
I'm turning 65 in May, and just had my Social Security interview...
and most of my mail comes from AARP ... Bummer.
Wish I shared your Scuba Diving interest, but I'm one of those guys who simply hates to get wet. Live in the mountains. biggest body of water here is a beaver dam.
Hope you have a great time in the warmer climes. Having lived through the last two winters in Colorado's high country I have warm thoughts, er, fantasies of beaches and palm trees.
Want to encourage you to join the Colorado Group.