I have a friend who is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host who does a show on what he calls what is right and what is wrong, not what is right and left
He is a very educated man with a Doctorate in Religious studies from Yale. He was pastor of one of the largest Methodist churches in the country and has recently turned Catholic.
I was listening to his show the other night and he was talking about Tiger Woods infidelity and referenced his (Tigers) proclaimed Buddhist beliefs.
He then completely dismisses Buddhism by claiming that the Buddha abandoned his family (supporting your family is one of Buddhisms core beliefs) and just like that, to him Buddhism couldn’t be credible.
This is a man who should know better. I don’t have a PhD in religious studies but even I know that:
A: His Family was well provided for in his absence
B: He left to find enlightenment (following the Hindu Faith) and once he gained said enlightenment he realized he didn’t have to give up so many things to become enlightened ( The story of the Bo Tree) and returned to his family and and they all became Buddhists, including his son.
For a man who calls himself fair and enlightened I find this to be highly sanctimonious.
But this is typical of Christians even though it is rather un-christlike.
Mohandas Gandhi I think said it best “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
What is this doing on an adult blog? Well it’s MY adult blog and I felt I needed to say it, doesn’t hurt anyone to get a little enlightenment…..now if we could only enlighten the “Christians”