I Do Not Believe in a Personal God

The main source of the present-day conflicts between the spheres of religion and science lies in the concept of a personal God. – Albert Einstein

Principle 4 of the Twelves Principles of Bodhidaoism states, “I confirm that I do not believe in a personal God, the supernatural, or an immortal soul.”

What is a personal God so problematic? Because such a God is incompatible with a world filled with evil. Imagine an all-powerful all-good God sitting idly by as a two-year-old is brutally raped.

I do not believe in a personal God.

In the beginning, man created God in his own image, in the likeness of himself he created the Almighty. So man formed God from the idea of a perfect version of himself without flaw or limitation, and God became a living being. And with this image the priests subdued all other men, making them slaves of religion and government.

I do not believe in a personal God.

 

Published by

Jay N. Forrest

Zen Humanist Teacher.