I would like to post another one of my questions that I originally posted in the newbie thread.
Some schools of Buddhism believe in a pure land, and there is the concept of the different realms. The hell realm, godly realm (if I recall correctly), ghost realm. I am also very confused about these teachings, as I was under the impression that ghosts/heaven/concept of God did not matter in Buddhism. I know Buddha did not reject the notion of a higher power, but he did not incorporate it into his teachings...if Buddhism does not teach us about God(s), then what is this god realm? How is it possible for us to be reborn as a ghost or a god? It is almost a contradiction of Buddha's teachings?
Did Buddha ever specifically have any conversations about God?