Religulous Beliefs

Religulous Beliefs

I finally watched Bill Maher’s movie Religulous last night. Only ten years too late! But nothing much has changed in terms of what I want to say about it. Bill Maher and like-minded people such as Richard Dawkins always make the same complaints about religions. They attack the religion’s cosmogony — its myths, its creation story, […]

Addendum to “Noah Levine (is What This Article is About)”

This is an addendum to the article Noah Levine (is What This Article is About). Sometimes I think certain things are so obvious that they don’t even need to be said. But sometimes I’m wrong and I find out I need to say things that, to me, are obvious. And if that sounds snarky, I’m […]

Noah Levine (is What This Article is About)

Noah Levine (is What This Article is About)

I was living in Japan when my first book Hardcore Zen came out. I went to visit my sister in Knoxville, Tennessee just a couple of weeks after it was released. While I was in Knoxville I suggested we go to the local Barnes and Noble and see if the book was there yet. I […]

Promiscuity, Polyamory & Buddhism

Promiscuity, Polyamory & Buddhism

Last night I watched the livestream Noah Levine put up on Instagram about the upcoming closure of Against The Stream (ATS) and the events that led to it. Spoiler alert in case you didn’t watch: He didn’t say much. A lot of words came out of his mouth, but they didn’t add up to much […]

Sex and Drugs and Buddhism

Sex and Drugs and Buddhism

Lion’s Roar has not killed Buddhism. That was hyperbole. Obviously. I was mean to those guys and I hurt some people’s feelings apparently. I’m sorry for that. A guy I know at Lion’s Roar said he was hoping for a public apology from me. But that’s the best I can muster right now. I still […]