Buddhism offers no actual advice on the question of God. Since the issue is “How may I be happy?” you don’t actually have to give up your old belief systems. It is a series of techniques, as stated by Buddha himself.
So, I had a choice to make on the burning question of God. Many of my friends are passionate Athiests. Others are passionate Christians, across many wildly varying interpretations, some few are Muslims, some are practitioners of Native American religions; some are neo-Pagans and Wiccans and yet others are sort of non-specific Shirley-MacLaine-at-the-Bodhi-Tree-Bookstore Newagey. Continue reading