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Booknotes: review of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

May 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Review of Batchelor’s book

I was going to review Confession of a Buddhist Atheist, but discovered I already had, last year. I was sorry for my original review, which was too kind to the book, and updated my revview.

Buddhist atheism was low key, and emerged in an age before monotheism. The residual polytheism of buddhism is another confusion. In general, buddhist atheism is not the same as the reductionist scientism of the new atheists, who are woefully ignorant of the history of religion.
I think Batchelor should wake up and consider the illusions of modern science, documented since the Romantic movement two centuries ago, and get past this idea that Buddhism is somehow a kind of samsaric feel good cult.

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  • 1 Karibian Risteilyt // May 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    You definitely let it have it.. Good review though, I pretty much agree with you on it..

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