After a very long, and perhaps still ongoing, battle with matters of faith, I feel that the teachings and practices are the most in line with how I feel I should be. I was raised a fundamentalist Pentecostal and then became Catholic in college. Now, at 27, while I believe Jesus was a person, I can no longer accept his divinity. I believe he was a man with right thought and speech. And there are many others like him, including the Buddha who preceded him. However, I still believe in a higher power that I can only describe as a "God", who is a creator (in the sense of Deism; I'm a geologist so I accept science above all) Can I combine a belief in a God with following a Buddhist path?