Buddha by the River

This is a special week for Project Conversion. Not only is this the last week for Buddhism, but also for the first half of the year. I will spend this week reflecting on both Buddhism and my experience with the project thus far. Yesterday, while my wife and daughters attended church, I decided to visit […]

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Rapture. Epic Fail or Conspiracy of Compassion?

According to Christian talk radio host Harold Camping, the so-called “Rapture” is supposed to take place today at 6 P.M. within one’s own time zone. New Zealand just called. No Christians were sucked out of their cars, homes, etc. and taken to heaven. Fail. Mr. Camping shouldn’t feel bad though. Many people across other faiths have […]

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Meat. On the Buddha’s Menu?

On January 1st of this year, I became a vegetarian. I didn’t want to abstain from meat (roasted chicken and New York Strip were my favorite), but Project Conversion began with Hinduism and therefore I had to surrender my desire for warm, moist, seasoned flesh. Now, to say that every Hindu is a vegetarian is […]

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He Wants Meditation, She Wants Sex

Sounds like a title from the “Self Help” section, doesn’t it? Hmm, maybe it should be… Many times here on Project Conversion, the social issues that affect the faith hit close to home. Remember when I did this: I decided to shave my head to at least partially experience what it’s like to be a […]

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Buddhism: The Day Humanity Went Solo

Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential scientists of all time, recently had this to say about heaven. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. Below […]

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