Guys, I need to talk to you about something important. Something that's bothered me about the Western implementation of New Age/Non-Christian philosophies for a while now.
I'm here to talk about the douchebagisation of philosophy as a form of communication.
I'm not talking about Steve Jobs being Buddhist, because from what I've read he at least took it more seriously than Allen Ginsberg who gave the Bodhisaatva Vow a bad name in general by not really acknowledging what being a Bodhisaatva generally involves (i.e. FREAKING CELIBACY IN SOME CASES, AND NO WEED).
I'm talking about the somewhat douchebaggy concept of toying with something like Buddhism when you have no idea what it involves or what commitment it needs if taken seriously, where other Eastern philosophies like Taoism still need commitment but would be far less taxing upon the lifestyle of somebody who likes the philosophy but does not want to become vegetarian like Buddhism requires.
I'm talking about treating such philosophies worthy of discussion being treated as ill thought out as those Asian character tattoos that mean nothing to the douchebag attached to it because he got it to look "deep".
Oh, but it doesn't stop there. Oh no. I'm also looking at you hipsters, yes, YOU READING LEAVES OF GRASS IN THE COFFEE SHOP. I'm tired of this subculture being so apathetic to anything that they're unable to be sincere in implementing the "love" aspects of the non-denominational faiths they claim to be into right now. Stop being so mean-spirited and maybe I might have provided something interesting to the discussion.
Fundamentalists, yeah, you in the book burning queue. If Salman Rushdie really was burned alive, wouldn't you just be proving him right? Look at yourselves, Al Qaeda. You're a mess. Actually read your Qu'ran and notice that killing people is a bad idea.
Oh, and Westboro, look at your Bibles and do the same. Douchebaggery knows no race or creed, and discrimination is one of the major symptoms of douchebaggery.
We need to cut this douchebaggery out if more helpful forms of New Age Philosophies and Faiths are to thrive. Douchebaggery, it's a plague. We're putting an end to it.