Thursday, November 24, 2011

Alan Watts: Buddhism and Christianity, part 1

Allen Watts was a pioneer in understanding religion. He was most famously known for his writing on Buddhism but he was also an ordained Anglican (Episcopal) minister.  In these videos he argues that Christianity and Buddhism are quite different but also shows how they are related. I think what he says has validity in terms of explaining the differences between main stream Buddhism and main stream Christianity. However, it is the point of this blog that it is possible to interpret Christianity in a way that is consistent with Buddhism. I believe Watts would have agreed with the message in this blog, it is just a question of taking what he is saying a bit further.

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