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rickm
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Hi everyone. While I am not new  to Buddhism, I am new to the concept of Secular Buddhism. I first became interested in Buddhism while studying philosophy (and especially Eastern Philosophy) at Colorado State University back in the 80s. I was raised in a very devout Christian (Baptist) environment, but I never really felt comfortable there. There were  several ministers in my family but for some reason I just never bought in to the whole notion of atonement theology. Please understand that I am not condemning that path, it just did not work for me personally. I could just never accept the metaphysical truth claims that were shared by my other family members.

As my understanding of Buddhism has evolved over the years, I still consider myself a student of Buddhism. When I first heard of Secular Buddhism, I finally felt like I had found a "home" so to speak - someplace I can settle in for the long haul and grow in my understanding.

I look forward to what I may learn here!

Thanks,

Richard

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Posted : 29/08/2020 8:51 am
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