Tuesday, August 28, 2007

How come no one ever "finds" Buddha?

Puppy murderer Michael Vick says he has "found Jesus" and now claims that dogfighting is a "terrible thing."

Ever notice how no one ever "finds Buddha" or "achieves nirvana" in the pokey? (And Vick isn't even in jail yet. This must be a record.) I'm just saying that since Eastern-style religion is all the rage these days, I'm curious as to why it's the Jesus card that gets played.


Seneca the Younger said...

Because "finding Jesus" is considered an out, whiloe being a Buddhist is just a minor pain in the ass?

Patrick said...

Without going into the theology of either, the basic reasons for this are, 1) People who do seriously begin to study these religions generally realize they do not need outside praise and approval from other as the faith journey itself is the important part (something we as Christians can sometimes forget - myself included), and 2) If you HAVE actually reached the state of "Nirvana", you are probably too ethereal to notice the corporeal world ;^)

BTW, Book Recommendation: "A Tiny Step Away from Deepest Faith" by Marjorie Corbman (ISBN: 978-1-55725-429-0