The Amazon situation with Rajneesh’s The Rajneesh Bible is confusing, with some copies going for over $700!
They should be reissued, for crying out loud, in the original inexpensive format. I have noted many times the way the ‘new atheists’ are mimicking Rajneesh’s attack on Christianity.
I recall the successive volumes as cheap paperbacks in the mid eighties, and I read all of them. The moment here was classic, and very dramatic. Rajneesh emerged from several years of silence and produced these books as discourses given at the soon to collapse Oregon ashram.
They must be just about the most caustic and savage attack on Christianity ever uttered, and from an enlightened buddha they are an eyeopener indeed.
Note that the various establishments in America, politico-CIA and Bible Belt closed in the kill almost immediately, and Rajneesh was deported and probably poisoned (with thalium) for his monumental hutzpah in exposing Xtianity.
So, you forgive me if I wince (and puke behind the scenes) when the Dalai Lama ascends the podicum of political whoredom in his phony baloney on Christianity.
Having said all this, I think that Christianity could easily be transformed into a more sensible form. Kant, after all, did just that. We don’t have to live in a world of the Nietzsche fan club, and the Bertie Russell atheists.
I think a real Christianity would teach people how to be real atheists, and liberate them form the thumbsucking infantile syndrome of stupid prayer and evangelical black magic that currrently makes churches a toxic zone. To force people into such a remnant of religion is totally a failed policy at this point. Small wonders aggressive atheism is emerging. But the latter is actually worse than religious belief. We need something that takes both and makes sense of them, with something like Buddhism in the background as a reminder that religions have to produce. They can’t be ‘just have faith’ kindergartens throwing everyone into a sausage machine of conformity to non-religion.