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April 21, 2013


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Batchelor has made his own three negative pillars of secular Buddhism. There is no nirvana, karma, or rebirth. Some Westerners take his interpretation of Buddhism hook, line and sinker as being scholarly, in addition, to being a helpful restructuring of Buddhism. However, it is neither scholarly nor helpful. Batchelor is a latter-day G.J. Holyoake (the guy who founded secularism).

Great article...

I read Wallace's article in the link you provided. Interestingly, Batchelor wrote his response to Wallace; this is even followed by someone who wrote a piece on the signification of the Wallace/Batchelor exchange.

Would love to see a blog from you concerning these exhanges.

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