Last week I posted something on mindfulness that brought mixed responses. Here’s another at ABC Religion and Ethics. It’s an apologia for Buddhism rather than an attempt at a critical view. As you read it I suggest you do one of two things: if you are a Christian, ask yourself where your theology of the intrinsic dignity of each human being and also the doctrine of the fall fits into what you read; if you are not a Christian, ask yourself how this Buddhist view of the human person fits with the reality of the human predicament—our individual sense of purpose, our conflicted selves etc. I suggest that Christianity far and away is the best explanation of the what seems to be the human condition.
|Difficulty: Easy|Tag: Religion & Society | Time: 8 min |