This was a very interesting discussion for me. I really enjoyed it. Erica said that she is a Buddhist, but also believes in God, which seemed contradictory to me. My understanding of Buddhism is that it is an atheistic religion.
According to BuddhaNet, a major Buddhist website:
There is no almighty God in Buddhism. There is no one to hand out rewards or punishments on a supposedly Judgment Day. Buddhism is strictly not a religion in the context of being a faith and worship owing allegiance to a supernatural being.
But as with pretty much every religion (including “Christians”), I have learned that just because someone claims to be something does not mean that they believe everything the religion teaches.
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