Sunday, October 3, 2010
GOD IN BUDDHISM
It is often said, especially by Buddhists, that Buddhism is “atheistic” or “non-theistic”.
Often this is said in order to promote Buddhism as a sensible religious or spiritual alternative to the monotheistic religions such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam with which many Westerners have become disillusioned.
However, the real position is considerably more complex. The Buddhist "take" on God is, literally, outside the square.
For those who are interested, I have written an article entitled "God in Buddhism" which has been upoaded onto the Unitarian Ministries website.