“Compassion and concern for others are the key to human survival. People with no interest in religion sometimes disregard qualities like patience and compassion, which they associate with religious practice. In fact, they are relevant to anyone who wishes to live a happy life.”
~ Dalai Lama
[en.m.wikipedia.org] affirming the consequent. "If the lamp is broken the room will be dark", does not mean, "if the room is dark, the lamp must be broken". Also "there are non-religious people who are xyzbad" does not mean "people who are xyzbad are non-religious"
Dali Lama did not seek military liberation for his invaded country lacking compassion for his overwhelmed and murdered defenders from Chinese killers yet he is praised by many....Dr Assad defeated USA invaders to Syria and most Americans believe the lies against the leader of his country
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." - The Dalai Lama
The Buddha did not teach religion; although, there are Buddhists who act as if the Buddha was a god. Although the Dali Lama is the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, he doesn't seem to believe in a god, IMO.
"If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhists will have to change. - The Dalai Lama
People with no interest in religion sometimes disregard qualities like patience and compassion, which they associate with religious practice
Oh bullshit. Religious or not, people disregard patience and compassion because it's advantageous them to do so at the time, not because they think "what would an <insert religion of choice here> follower do?". They're just assholes, or they use religion as the excuse to disregard patience and compassion, because they're assholes.
Not a big fan of this guy. One does not have to be religious to be patient and compassionate. In fact the opposite is often true, since religion sets you apart and as better than those not of your religion in a them against us tribal mentality.