[Ads-l] buffet/cafeteria Catholics, Buddhists
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Wed Mar 13 03:37:21 UTC 2019
FWIW, “mocktail Muslims” seems to appear on www.thethinkingatheist.com <http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/> but the Google link comes up 404.
Mocktail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-alcoholic_mixed_drink <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-alcoholic_mixed_drink> BB
> On 11 Mar 2019, at 12:52, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
>> On Mar 11, 2019, at 2:22 PM, Tim Stewart <timoteostewart1977 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Not sure if you're only interested in the "catholic" variant, but I have
>> "cafeteria Christian" back to 1966 and "cafeteria Christianity" back to
>> 1988 in a blog post if you're interested in casting your net in that
>> I love "buffet Buddhist." New to me.
>> ⸻ ⸺ — ‒ ‒ — ⸺ ⸻ ⸺ — ‒ ‒ —
> Meze Muslims? Lutefisk Lutherans?
>> On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 4:35 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
>>> I made no attempt to antedate “cafeteria Catholic”. Wikipedia has 1971 for
>>> that and 1986 for “cafeteria Catholicism”.
>>> Some of these instances of “buffet Buddhist” appear to be nonce.
>>> Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism
>>> Olga Khazan
>>> 7 Mar 2019
>>> Much like “cafeteria Catholics” ignore parts of the religion that don’t
>>> resonate with them, some Westerners focus on only certain elements of
>>> Buddhist philosophy and don’t endorse, say, Buddhism’s view of
>>> reincarnation or worship of the Buddha. Call them “buffet Buddhists.”
>>> The English OLD definition almost fits:
>>> North American as modifier Denoting a system in which people may choose
>>> from a number of available options, especially one in which an employee may
>>> select a personal package of company benefits.
>>> Merriam-Webster has a similar definition:
>>> providing a selection from which a choice may be made
>>> cafeteria benefit plan
>>> a cafeteria curriculum
>>> The term cafeteria Catholic is applied to those who assert a Catholic
>>> faith yet dissent from one or more doctrinal or moral teachings of the
>>> Catholic church or who are viewed as dissenting by those using the term.
>>> 2. http://www.lawrence.com/weblogs/patrickquinn/2006/jul/1/philemon/
>>> 1 July 2006
>>> Patrick Quinn
>>> Americanism is a formal expression of what's better known as "buffet
>>> Catholicism": Many American Catholics walk down the serving line sampling
>>> only the doctrines they like, and pass over the rest in silence.
>>> Americanism is hardly limited to North America or to Catholics. There are
>>> plenty of buffet Christians of all varieties, as well as buffet Muslims,
>>> buffet Buddhists, buffet Jews and so on.
>>> 3. http://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/72885/3
>>> 25 September 2002
>>> Certainly when His Holiness the Dalai Lama denounced abortion as contrary
>>> to the life-affirming principles of Buddhism, the buffet Buddhists of
>>> Hooie-wood experienced a dukkha day of Cecil B. Demille proportions.
>>> July 2013
>>> Yeah I think theres a lot of buffet buddhists these days. Its not the 6
>>> fold path with a side of "I'll do whatever I want”
>>> 5. http://dontknowzen.com/the-death-of-zen-in-the-west-gone-too-soon/
>>> Haven Tobias
>>> 8 September 2018
>>> He concluded: the problem (?) with you people (?) is that you act as if
>>> Buddhism is a buffet. Oh, zen moment! Bingo! Ka-ching! This was about when
>>> Barak Obama was saying: hey, if you want to call it Obamacare, that’s ok
>>> with me. I said: hey, if you want to call us Buffet Buddhists, I’m going
>>> with that. There are contemporary and there are ancient elements in Buffet
>>> Buddhism. There are American contributors, and English ones, but there are
>>> also Asian lights, like Thich Naht Hanh. Buffet Buddhism can take a little
>>> from Tibetan Buddhism, but leave the guru worship and the tantric magic
>>> five years ago
>>> Well, if there are "cafeteria Catholics, then why not "buffet Buddhists"?
>>> That is, who just take the parts they like?
>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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