The Dalai Lama has told his FaceBook followers this week that the old time connection between ethics and religion does not hold any more, if only the great Christopher Hitchens would be alive to hear (or read) these news he might have reduced some of his criticism of the Dalai Lama.
Religions hold on to what they consider an exclusive connection with ethics, as if without religions there would be no ethics, as if in a world without religious there will be no morals. It does not take a religious person to know what is right and what is not, it only take a religious person to tell other what is good and what not – and in many cases we have seen in history religion has it wrong, but that does not change the heavy punishments it lays on its followers in the process.
Make no mistake, the Dalai Lama has not turned atheist, he does not encourage people to leave religions or faiths (as can be clearly seen by his loving attitude towards religions), but the one religious leader in the world that truly considers compassion and peace, with little consideration for politics or money is coming closer to the inevitable conclusion that religions are becoming more of a hobby than a way of life.
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