Killing Buddhism

25 06 2007

“The wisdom of the Buddha is currently trapped within the religion of Buddhism. Even in the West, where scientists and Buddhist contemplatives now collaborate in studying the effects of meditation on the brain, Buddhism remains an utterly parochial concern. While it may be true enough to say (as many Buddhist practitioners allege) that “Buddhism is not a religion,” most Buddhists worldwide practice it as such, in many of the naive, petitionary, and superstitious ways in which all religions are practiced. Needless to say, all non-Buddhists believe Buddhism to be a religion—and, what is more, they are quite certain that it is the wrong religion.”

Killing the Buddha by Sam Harris @ shambhalasun.com





I’m Doomed

22 06 2007

The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Extreme
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Very High
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Extreme
Level 7 (Violent) Extreme
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Very High
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Very High

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Found at Gimme Back My God!





OMG Kitties!!

17 06 2007

My L0LKitty made the big time.

I Can Has Cheezburger?

LoLKitty String Therry





Life is no farce

17 06 2007

“Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential dearth in which its subject’s roots are plunged. The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters.”

-Henry James, Sr.





Mohr Philosophy

13 06 2007

Todd Park Mohr, lead singer of rock band Big Head Todd and apparent polymath has an interesting series of podcasts on philosophers from Plato and Confucius to Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. They can be accessed at Podcastalley.com

Worth a listen.

There is also a related blog at:

http://www.morephilosophy.blogspot.com/

but he doesn’t seem to be updating it any longer.





A Personal Story, from Mormon to Atheist

4 06 2007

My Road to Atheism @ Secular Skeptic

When I did begin thinking about religion again, it was not Mormon doctrine that dominated my thoughts, but the existence of God at all. I had come to be a logical, reasonable person except when it came to religion, and I wondered if I wasn’t compromising my personal integrity in order to believe in it.