Nesaie wrote:Once again, a person who confuses religion with God. The two things are totally different issues.
I love religious mythology, there is an art to that. I love Zen and Tao stories, they are true parables. I wouldn't call Zen or Tao religion, I'd call them philosophy and waaaay better than psychology.
I choose to believe in God, not religion made by man. God is, that's it. The only thing the changes is my perception of God.
It is disappointing to read an "atheist" making the same mistake as a christian by confusing God with religion. It is understandable, since most people in the West are only aware of the volcano god Yahweh. That one was a cruel one. Maybe Atheists too should explore other concepts of gods to realize this is only one of thousands. Maybe they'd find a more rational God or a God that fit more with their personality. Or, maybe they'd realise that most gods are created in their creator's image, the man who imagined them.
Oh, I don't think this is true at all.
Most atheists I know are aware of many gods besides the Judeo-Christian one.
None of the gods that I've ever encountered has been anything even remotely approaching rational, although some are certainly more interesting than others!
Anywho, I believe you already know my feelings about Zen, so no argument there.