Hi, I'm new to the forum. My belief is that we are all one eternal Spirit and that our basic nature is good. We get caught up in the complexities of this game called life, though, and we forget our basic goodness. That's where "evil" comes into play. But we all eventually remember who we really are, either in this life or after it. I think all religions can be paths to this realization. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who Your Really Are by Alan Watts is my main scripture. I also dig the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, the Tao of Pooh, the Bhagavad Gita, the Dhammapada, the Heart Sutra,... My spiritual practice consists of going to church with my family, practicing zazen and mindfulness, playing guitar and singing, drawing and painting, and enjoying life. This seems like a friendly forum and I'm excited to join in the conversations!