Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Month-in-Review: Celeb Social Media Buddhism

Responding to recent scandal, Tiger Woods reveals “I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path, for me, is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age."

Brit Hume responds : “He’s said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be: Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and by a great example to the world.”

Meanwhile, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits the United States and meets with President Obama. When asked about Tiger Woods, he admitted that he did not know who that was.

In response to the recent interest in Buddhism, Bill Maher chimes in: "[Buddhism] really is outdated in some ways — the “Life sucks, and then you die” philosophy was useful when Buddha came up with it around 500 B.C., because back then life pretty much sucked, and then you died – but now we have medicine., and plenty of food and iPhones"

Outdated?! Little did Bill know, only days before,His Holiness the Dalai Lama got a verified Twitter account.

The Moral of the Story:

HHDL: Great chatting with you on Facebook Bernie.

Bernie: You too! Be sure to check out Bearing Witness, our FREE online monthly newsletter on Western Socially Engaged Buddhism.


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