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Posted by Whittier on November 26, 2003 19:45:28 UTC

Hi Glenn,
There was much good in that writing.
That showed some of the best comprehension
I have seen on this forum of the true depth
of the world's condition and I enjoyed the
lesson too. For now, I will ask a couple of
what are, for me, hard questions in hopes of
having your reply.

Glenn writes:
The philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-62) writes, "We must declare that religion is not irrational.

Then we must maintain a system for maintaining
free inquiry. Do you agree? There was a reputation in Buddhist Tibet for much illiteracy. I am not a harsh critic of Tibet and I do not support any right by China to invade. How do you explain the illiteracy in Tibet?

Glenn writes:
"Buddhism, the "religion of wisdom," is an extremely rational system of belief. In fact, it is so rational that many Westerners even question whether it can be classified as a religion, since it does not teach the existence of a supreme being in the image of humankind."

I agree it is a religion and I admire the goodness and integrity, and the soaring heights of thought in much that you wrote.
Do you think we will find a supreme being in any form at all?


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