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Going Beyond God

edited October 2009 in Arts & Writings
This is an older article, but still very relevant + interesting. Enjoy the read...

"Historian and former nun Karen Armstrong says the afterlife is a "red herring," hating religion is a pathology and that many Westerners cling to infantile ideas of God."

Also check out the article, "Why Buddhism Is a Religion and Why It Matters" @


  • SimonthepilgrimSimonthepilgrim Veteran
    edited October 2009
    An interesting an d valuable contribution to the ongoing debate. I find myself agreeing with Karen Armstrong on most points. Indeed, I have found it very strange that people struggle so hard to deny that Buddhism is a religion. After all, it has all the aspects of a religion: temples, ordinations, services, scriptures, bells and smells. Belief or not in a 'God' hasn't stopped the Church of England being deemed a religion so why not Buddhism?

    Ms Armstrong is quite correct to point out the infantilistic pro- and anti-'religion' lobbies. Time to grow up.
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