Maddie, Paddington 1981, the Buddhists

The Buddhists, notable for the fact that they are a religion whose followers don’t come knocking at my door, offer a whole different way of seeing, and one I don’t much like, frankly. You go to the university and study comparative religion to learn about Buddhism. It is anti-attachment, which to me is entirely counter-existential. Isn’t attachment the whole mechanism with which we are anchored to life? Isn’t it the same as gravity? I have been unattached for most of my life and, believe me, if it weren’t for Ed, I might actually prefer death by now. Why else would I entertain religious nuts?

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