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Buddhist Thoughts on The Battle for God: Is Fundamentalism a Good Reason to Ditch Religion?
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
  • Philip Novak, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
4-1-2009
Department
Religion and Philosophy
Abstract
"Not long ago I taught a seminar on science and religion that required three fo the most widely read gospels of the so-called new atheism: Richard Dawkin's The God Delusion, Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell, and Sam Harris's The End of Faith. As I read along, I found the Buddhist in myself in large agreement. after all, Gotama himself had been highly skeptical of the God-idea, involving as it often did an onmipotence he could not square with either the world's suffering or his belief in human freedom." ~ from the article
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Publisher Statement
"Buddhist Thoughts on the Battle for God" by Philip Novak, originally published in the Spring 2009 issue of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, vol. XVIII, no. 3. www.tricycle.com.
Citation Information
Philip Novak. "Buddhist Thoughts on The Battle for God: Is Fundamentalism a Good Reason to Ditch Religion?" Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Vol. 18 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 96 - 101
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip-novak/30/