September 17, 2003

Dalai Lama, Coming To A Town Near You

The Dalai Lama on Tour, an Exile on Main Street

He's a religous leader, he's a self-help guru, he's a mellow guy, he's the Dalai Lama!

Ok, seriously -- I've of mixed feelings on this. I saw the Dalai Lama speak when I was in college, around '92, maybe '93. He's an excellent speaker, and has much that is interesting to say -- and not a few worthwhile things to listen to. Buddhism has interesting things going for it, not the least of which is it's strict adherence to non-violence. It's a very amazing and interesting religion in many ways.

But I also grew up seeing those wonderful people, Jim and Tammy Fay, along with Oral Roberts, and a few others. Religious leaders aren't pop stars. Kind of voids the stance of being meek and humble when you're wearing $500 suits and shouting out that the Lord speaks directly to you.

It's dangerous ground, especially when you've got something important to say (and, in my opinion, worth listening to.)

Posted by Ted Stevko at September 17, 2003 02:05 AM | TrackBack