Friday, May 04, 2007

Mark Shea sez:

The rankest atheist in the West owes almost all his basic thought categories--from the notion that being a self is good to the notion that freedom is real and good to the notion that desire and property and attachments to real Good is good--to the Christian tradition. The Christian philosophical and theological tradition affords him all the arms he uses in his revolt. And so, we find shallow Baby Boomers adopting Buddhism because it suits their individual preferences, oblivious to the fact that the whole point of Buddhism is the extinction of desire and of the self. These people aren't Buddhists. They're just apostates who have chosen a particularly stupid way to try to hide from God.

Exactly! I'll have to rephrase his words for the local context but his analysis is spot-on.

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