For future use in the refutation of the Kraken and other idiots May 3, 2007Posted by Administrator in atheism, Catholicism, Cultural Pessimism, Idiots, Smart People.
Ladies and gentlemen, the inimitable Mark Shea:
I’ll bet the Dalai Lama is driven crazy by these people. This is the man who observed that the West will always be Christian. He didn’t mean “devout”. He meant that even in apostasy, it is *Christianity* from which the West apostasizes. 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.
I post this for my own future uses, esp. in the classroom. Mark, if you are offended by moe copying the whole post, drop a comment and I’ll find some other way.