Does GOD Exist? …and Does it Matter?

If you are reading this article it is because you’re seeking some kind of answer to the age-old question, “Does God Exist?”  And it is likely that you have already decided whether or not you believe in God.  If this is so, then you might just be  looking for some confirmation.  But I would ask … Continue reading Does GOD Exist? …and Does it Matter?

The Problem of Suffering

Suffering, in all its myriad forms, is the most persistent issue that we face as human beings.  The Buddha acknowledged this fact, making it the opening statement in his teaching.  But he didn’t leave us to simply endure it.  He went on to explain how suffering arises and how we can become free of it. … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering

The Spiritual Freethinker

Calling oneself a “Spiritual Freethinker” might seem a contradiction in terms, since “freethought” is generally equated with Atheism.  In fact, I was once declined membership into a “Freethought” organization because on the application I answered “yes” to the question, “Do you believe in a supernatural being (i.e. ‘God’)?” I was actually quite surprised by this.  … Continue reading The Spiritual Freethinker