Re: Zen? Atheist? Is there such an animal?

Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 08:45:29 MDT

In a message dated 5/31/2000 4:10:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Thus, Zen becomes the ideal ethical/spiritual system
> (which, referring back to the earlier statement, is
> the definition I choose for a "religion" : "a
> coherent, stable/sustainable structure of
> ethical/spiritual principles with both suggestive and
> predictive power."

Also Taosism. It precludes the inclusion of a western deity while still being
known as a religion.

Fact is, it can be practiced as either religion OR philosophy, or neither.

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