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After the Ecstacy the Laundry > Week 3 (March 13-19): Part 3 (109-160)

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message 1: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicoleman) Discussion thread for Week 3 reading.

message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I have to admit I've fallen behind, but I'll be caught up in a day or two.

message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I'm currently reading Chapter 10 regarding abuse of power by spiritual leaders, including buddhists and I can't applaud Kornfield enough for bringing the subject up.

I was reminded of when I read The God Delusion recently and although Dawkins critisises religious practices across the board, even those of prehistoric Latin America, he dismisses Buddhism as not being a religion and spends no time upon it at all. I don't know whether he was naive or simply reluctant for some reason to critisise Buddhism and its failings, but either way I was as annoyed as Arther Dent upon looking up 'The Earth' in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, only to find the article simply read 'mostly harmless'.

So I thank you Kornfield for opening a dialogue...

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