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Atheism and Buddhism — Buddhism as an Atheistic Religion

I linked to this article in the comments to the preceding post.  It occurs to me that a) some folks might have questions in this regard, and b) that there may be someone in South Keokuk who hasn’t had the pleasure of discovering its author’s writing, which comprises the most lucid explanation of Buddhism that I’ve ever read.  Enjoy.

Buddhism is not about either believing or not believing in God or gods. Rather, the historical Buddha taught that believing in gods was not useful for those seeking to realize enlightenment. In other words, God is unnecessary in Buddhism. For this reason, Buddhism is more accurately called nontheistic than atheistic. …

via Atheism and Buddhism — Buddhism as an Atheistic Religion.