I saw this quote on a zen Buddhist Sangha website this morning, entitled " A Serious Engagement":
When we engage seriously with the Buddhist tradition we learn other ways of construing the world, other stories we can tell about the way things are, and these can be cogent, coherent, and compelling in their own way. This is not to argue for a naive acceptance of Buddhist epistemology and cosmology. But we won't see what Buddhism has to offer if, at the outset, we twist it out of shape to make it conform to contemporary norms.- Robert Sharf, "Losing Our Religion"
I think there are positives and negatives here but difficult to articulate. What do others think?