Hi Edgar :-)

Nice to hear from you!

I agree with you- but/and:

Sometimes (not always of course) a belief in "god" can actually push a person 
further (like wind in a sail) on the path in unusual and surprising ways ;-) 
Much depends on the person, of course.

Artie

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Edgar Owen <edgaro...@...> wrote:
>
> DP,
> 
> There is certainly immense intelligence embodied in the universe but it is 
> not the God imagined by Christians. The Christian God as usually thought of 
> is a delusion and delusions are the antithesis of Zen which deals only with 
> reality as it actually is. Anyone who believes in the usual Christian God 
> does not know Zen.
> 
> Edgar
> 




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