Over at Barbara’s Buddhist Blog, Barbara mentioned that…
A few days ago I came across an article by an alleged Christian scholar named James Beverly explaining Buddhism, and as pain goes it’s on a par with fingernails scratching a blackboard. (Beverly is the editor of something called Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions. I’ve requested a review copy from the publisher so I can survey the damage.)
I won’t go into her explanations, which were clear and concise, but rather point to the fact that most Buddhist bloggers should be doing this. Request a freakin’ review copy of shit that interests you or pisses you off. Then, tear it apart like the bunch of wolves we are. I am luck enough to get review copies at the library once in a while but I plan on addressing the publishers directly on books that are coming out that I think are either good (seemingly), interesting (seemingly) or just plumb fucking awful.
Lets start with this one and have some fun!