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  1. Laura Roberts
    April 9, 2015 @ 12:06 pm

    I haven’t read this book, but I would agree with the premise that organized religions are responsible for lots of really terrible stuff — ironic, since at the core, religion is supposed to be about teaching LOVE.

    Honestly, the only religion I could really get behind is Buddhism, in the sense that the current Dalai Lama preaches: “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

    People can twist things any way they like, but that’s a message I believe in, and it doesn’t require belief in any one or many gods.

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    • Cheney
      April 9, 2015 @ 9:49 pm

      I agree – I think Buddhism and Taoism are the only ways I would ever be able to conform to widely held beliefs or philosophies. I am perfectly content believing in myself for just now – and believing in MY truth, which is that I don’t know much for sure at all, and that is perfectly okay.

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