In case you were wondering about Buddhism

Here is a fine (and sympathetic) comparison and contrast between Buddhism and Catholic faith by Peter Kreeft.

I could read Peter Kreeft all day.  Speaking of which, he has a new book out:  Jacob’s Ladder:  Ten Steps to Truth.

I love that guy!

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  • justinwhitaker

    Unfortunately, having grown up Catholic and studied and practiced Buddhism for the last decade, I think Kreef’s piece was all a bit simplistic and distorting… I wrote about it here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2013/05/a-recent-catholic-take-on-buddhism.html

    • 無門 Mumon7

      I too, grew up Catholic. I’ve practiced Buddhism for over 20 years. The points you and others have raised are responding to the same distortions that have been made by Christian apologists as long as Christian apologists have tried out their “skills” on Buddhism. And I would think that these arguments, refuted over and over and over again by Buddhists, would not be dredged up by a new breed of so-called apologists, and that leads me to question their ethics and moral values.

      In fact, the issue with self and ego, though, is a problem that Christianity has, because the whole project of Christian salvation is for nought if, as Buddhists might maintain, it’s driven at its core by greed anyway (since, as Kierkegaard pointed out, Christianity is a highly individualistic endeavor.)

  • seba

    Of course you could read him, but I’d like to see your optimistic approach to evangelicals simplifying your catholicism, because obviously you are not happy to read kreeft just because he is “on your side”, right? :-)