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As you’ve already noted we disagree about Buddhism. Granted there is much supernatural nonsense about it, as with all religions. I just find more useful things in it, in terms of practices or strategies for dealing with everyday life. Of course, religions are human creations, and as such they all contain both good and bad human ideas, expressed in the metaphors each particular tradition favors. I just find the metaphors and the actual ideas about how to function in daily life presented in some buddhist traditions, especially Zen and the Western expressions such as Thich Nhat Hanh’s more appealing and more useful than those of other religious traditions. In any case, we each pick and choose the bits of wisdom from whatever source (religion, science, philosophy, art, etc) that suit us.
Which leads to my other disagreement, about whether we make choices. You might want to look at the interminable threads on “free will” for more on this, but it sounds like you don’t believe in conscious choice and follw and notion of determinism that is incompatible with any meaningful idea of deliberate choice. I do believe that we have the capacity to select among options and so in some meaningful sense we make choices, Our choices are often constrained by circumstances, our own biology, etc, but not so far as to render then meaningless.