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So guys, I found this article I think you'll find interesting, I know I did: http://www.seanedwards.com/what-is-christian-objectivism Tell me, what are your thoughts on it? Just read it and then express your opinions here Sorry, I'm new to this site by the way.
Obviously this video is an April 1 joke. April Fool's Day came a little late, April 13, 2005, according to the time on the video itself, not the description. PENTAGON BRIEFING ON REMOVING "The God Gene" video 4:16 The speaker is talking about using a virus to cure people of religion. If everybody in the Muddle East was cured of religion, then there wouldn't be any Muslims or Jews or Christians or any other religious people and there wouldn't be any religion to fight about. If it ain't an April Fool's joke, then it's a conspiracy theory and we all know that all conspiracy theories are false. Al
I have just finished reading an article entitled Killing the Buddha done by Sam Harris (link below). As you all may know Harris is best known for his books The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. In his opinion piece Harris expresses an appreciation for Buddhism but states that it is because it is viewed and practiced as a religion that that is why it may not spread or become more popular than the Abrahamic faiths. Harris uses an ancient Buddhist saying to make his point in which one 9th century Buddhist monk named Li Chi is quoted as saying If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.
I realize this news article is a year old but thought it might be of interest. I know many Objectivists have found similarities with and even go so far as to practice Buddhism but this is an event that surprised me. I have been reading up mainly on Theravada Buddhism recently to try to understand the interest among Objectivists with Buddha's philosophy. This is one stark example of how in addition to Buddhism's overall embracing self-sacrifice, Theravada (which is as close to the original teachings of Buddha himself) embraces mysticism despite it's tacit rejection of it (i.e. atheism) and Bu