Can you be an atheist and still believe in God?
Can you be a true believer and still doubt?
Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God?
Brad Warner was initially interested in Buddhism because he wanted to find God, but Buddhism is usually thought of as godless. In the three decades since Warner began studying Zen, he has grappled with paradoxical questions about God and managed to come up with some answers. In this fascinating search for a way beyond the usual arguments between fundamentalists and skeptics, Warner offers a profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the "ground of all being."
©2013 Brad Warner (P)2013 Brad Warner
Retiree who loves audio books. I like mostly nonfiction, understanding our world and the people in it, but some good fiction is welcome too.
The title about sums it up. Things often don't make sense, so how do we sort things out? Is there a God? what is God? Who knows, but this is Mr. Warner's opinion on the subject, not Buddhist teachings, but rather his own thoughts. It didn't answer any questions for me, but I found it very interesting to follow his thinking. The book is well written and I enjoyed his "at home" narration, background noises and all.
The subject matter of Brad Warner's book "There Is No God and He Is Always with You" could be extremely controversial. But Warner has thought through much of the opinions expressed and has explained his points in a way that, even if the reader doesn't agree, they should be able to recognize his position as well dictated and holding equal merit to their own.
I don't know if I agree with all of Warner's arguments, but his perspective is fun, entertaining and addictive enough to keep me listening.
There is something to be greatly respected by the fact that Warner records and narrates his own books. Even with the production flaws that life brings, I find this choice to provide a powerful connection to the man behind the words that just reading or a different narrator would lack.
thank you for you insight. I like the Buddha stuff, and the good stuff. I get this is not a punk rock book but I liked that stuff too, from before. keep up the good work.
A worthy follow up to his other works, which I read in paperback. Worth it. Very engaging.
There are a lot of good dharma talks on Audible. If you want teachings don't look here. These are Brad's opinions and they are based on Brad's opinions.
This is really just a blog. Interesting at times, but mostly not.
"more than I expected"
A good take on 'god' from Brad, more than I expected, I enjoyed this and will enjoy listening again to it
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