Why the hell are sj types so prone to buddhism when so much of buddhism is “get yours and fuck everyone else”
They’re not really.
According to Chapman, they’re prone to secular left ethics, and west-cost buddhism is secular left ethics with a patina of oriental flavor to make it seem new and fresh.
People really, really want Buddhism to be about ethics, even though it isn’t. Anyone who has read more than a couple Buddhist books knows:
- Consensus “Buddhist ethics” does not contradict leftish secular morality on any issue.
- Consensus “Buddhist ethics” contradicts traditional Buddhist morality on most issues.
From this, one ought to conclude that “Buddhist ethics” is not Buddhist at all. It just is leftish secular morality. Calling it “Buddhist” does not make it so. Although most Buddhists know the facts, no one draws the obvious conclusion. Why do Buddhists want to pretend we have a distinctive “Buddhist ethics”?