"James mentions that Buddhist ethics are founded in the concepts of kamma and reincarnation. (Just to be pedantic, Buddhists don't believe in reincarnation, which is the returning of the atman (the Hindu concept of a soul or essential essence)…"
Hi I have been practising Buddhism and meditation in the Theravadin tradition for the best part of 20 years and have 'lurked' on this site for a while now. I thought some of you may be interested to look at a site devoted to Buddhist meditation that is entirely stripped of all cultural accretions and approaches the practise of meditation as almost a scientific endeavour aimed at the attainment of enlightenment in this lifetime. Check out…See More
While promoting atheism, Harris examines spirituality by means of considering philosophy, neuroscience and mysticism rather than displaying tacit disdain for it. He warns of the threat that fundamentalist religion poses to human progress and survival
We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
Welcome from a British non-theist to Atheist Nexus with its 10,700+ good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, may I suggest you try the busy group “ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its 165 commonsense topics whose discussions rebuff religious nonsense. You will be welcome.
Terry Meaden (atheist, archaeologist, physicist, check my profile and you will see)